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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of swell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective feeling self-importance


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  • Since Costolo's arrival, Twitter has moved into larger offices in San Francisco to accommodate a payroll that has swelled from a few dozen people to about 300 employees.

    Twitter COO Dick Costolo Replaces Evan Williams As CEO

  • Nor did she notice the tiny drop of blood that swelled from the tiny hole it left in her flesh.

    The Sisters and the Seeds « A Fly in Amber

  • (The total margin swelled to 2,320 because they often didn't bat in the bottom of the ninth.)

  • Sometimes her feet swelled from the walk to her seat, but she didn't have time to care. - Cancer can't keep Schmidt's mom from Series

  • Her name swelled from his hoarse shout against her neck as he buried his face in her shoulder.

    Strategic Engagement

  • Torrents of rain swelled the streams, all of which flow from the summit of the mountain.


  • She would not go back to him this morning however, - the rushing sound being gone, and the deafness remaining being owing she thinks to the ear being swelled from the rough treatment it got.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • The tide of joy ran too strong, and too much swelled from the open sources of love and memory, to keep any bounds.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • Love and ambition again swelled his breast; and with recovered spirits, and a glow on his countenance, which reawakened hope had planted there, he accompanied De Warenne to the palace.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • A 15-7 third term swelled their advantage to 14 goals at the last change, before the Fever outscored them 11-9 in the last period. | Top Stories


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