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  • verb Present participle of whelm.

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Examples

  • Decent batting average, 15 home run power, good glove, late start after minor league numbers that suggest there's an unfulfilled need for the word "whelming" - my community projection line is going to be a random year from

    Viva El Birdos

  • If there's something very difficult you need to do to help your business grow, and you've been avoiding doing it because it feels so overwhelming, make the task more "whelming" by breaking it down into small bitable 15 to 30 minute chunks.

    Karen Salmansohn: Time Equals Money: 10 Ways To Be More Productive

  • This wine is completely, utterly whelming, and there's nothing wrong with that.

    What We Drank

  • I was planning to post all of the entries, but that would have been over whelming on many levels.

    Wine Blogging Wednesday

  • It is true that President Bush did contribute to our current situation, however; the over-whelming majority of economists agree that Obama has done much (in only seven months), to cause this economy to spiral downward.

    Orszag: 'We've stepped back' from economic 'free fall'

  • You can now imagine my whelming -- nay, overwhelming

    What We Drank

  • This wine is completely, utterly whelming, and there's nothing wrong with that.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • English has dozens of words for surging, churning, spurting, whelming, but biblical style avoids this maelstrom of synonyms.

    The Good Book's Great Prose Lessons

  • You can now imagine my whelming -- nay, overwhelming

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • You can now imagine my whelming -- nay, overwhelming

    What We Drank (June 30, 2009)

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  • Where thou perhaps under the whelming tide

    Visit'st the bottom of the monstrous world

    Milton, Lycidas

    December 15, 2006