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Below you will find the definition of maelstrom, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
EXAMPLES - Maelstrom in a Sentence
- This maelstrom of hatred and madness is about Israel. (source)
- My other chip from the maelstrom was a lad half grown. (source)
- What would it be like to view that maelstrom from a nearby system? (source)
- This descent into the maelstrom was written after a terrifying nightmare, Pete told me. (source)
- The ball seemed to him a kind of maelstrom in which all his hopes were likely to be wrecked. (source)
- In a north London bedsit, political turmoil is reflected in the maelstrom of a group of friends. (source)
- My friend -- and many Israelis -- are tired of the media maelstrom, regardless of what started it. (source)
- A dark storm was brewing in Europe, and another economic maelstrom had already made landfall here at home. (source)
- What one historian has called a maelstrom of retaliation and counter-retaliation built to a howling crescendo. (source)
- In the maelstrom of rhetoric that swirls around the Middle East the warnings of Hezbollah should ring alarm bells. (source)
- "I FINALLY WON," she'll shout, sending the rest of the panel running from the room, into the fiery maelstrom outside. (source)
- Behind us some kind of maelstrom danced and sucked, but we had escaped it and were even now rowing steadily away from it. (source)
- And smack dab in the middle of the maelstrom is the current governor, Milorad "Rod" R. Blagojevich, proud Serbian-American. (source)
- It would be a travesty if in the maelstrom of this mess Hamas is absolved of any responsibility for the plight of its wards. (source)
- Ashley Judd is in every way believable as we watch her character sink deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of terror and loneliness. (source)
- Quite the contrary -- he spoke the truth and was caught up in a political correctness maelstrom engineered by opportunistic rivals. (source)
- What Villa fans cannot understand is why Houllier chose to rest players who have hardly been caught in a maelstrom of sapping fixtures. (source)
- I was submitting to the noise, yielding to the pulse of the information maelstrom, and I resolved to never allow this to happen to me again. (source)
- Catapulting Jackson into the eye of the maelstrom was his explosively creative pairing with another multi-faceted industry legend, Quincy Jones. (source)
- "You're gonna bring this jury into what is already fairly described as a maelstrom of media activity, and it's not going to get any better," he says. (source)
- Every time we pass through the Atlantic Avenue maelstrom, which is twelve times a week, we see, as plain as print, the beginning of two magazine tales. (source)
- Again, cricket's system militates against what's best for the game, with the latter ceasing to be a consideration amid a maelstrom of power and personal agendas. (source)
- With research assistance by Travis Donovan Lost in the media maelstrom surrounding the Gulf oil rig disaster -- from breathless coverage of congressional probes and ... (source)
- Baldwin honestly tries to describe the result, but expressive insight into that emotional maelstrom is not a power within his possession and is not really on offer here. (source)
- In the midst of the maelstrom surrounding defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, that question is one the Redskins must answer: How is the running back situation going to work? (source)
- Or if Mom had to be there, not the whole story, just something small, because I don't think she would have relived the whole thing while driving into some kind of maelstrom to her death. (source)
- A maelstrom of feckless leadership, Washington's humiliation of Mr. Hatoyama over the relocation of a U.S. base in Japan and campaign-finance scandals caused administration support to nosedive. (source)
- Passing through another gate they left the hurly-burly of the town as quickly as they had entered it, and walked into a different kind of maelstrom: the hectic but ordered diversity of a major building site. (source)
- Others, like phenomenally successful author and serial overachiever Timothy Ferriss, take a step back from the maelstrom and build themselves without it -- 'designing a lifestyle' through 'selective ignorance.' (source)
- Caught in a maelstrom of rapid industrialization and urbanization, Egyptian workers are restricted from forming independent unions by draconian policies that ensure the dominance of the state-run union apparatus. (source)
- As a matter of fact the maelstrom is a whirlpool lying where Poe places it, and it has been made noted by many other accounts than this of Poe, most of which are exaggerated, but none of them so brilliant in execution as (source)
- Then as suddenly as the maelstrom began, it ended when the rioters forgot what they were doing and wandered off in search of other entertainment, to tweet about what they might have for lunch, or to update their Facebook pages. (source)
- Some of them, like mashup maestro Girl Talk, dive headlong into that maelstrom of noise and try to tackle it all at once -- wrestle with it, digest it, tear it apart and piece it back together into something greater than it was before. (source)
- The second insight was that the maelstrom of illicit music downloading triggered by Napster couldn't last and that the first company to offer a simple way of legally purchasing music and, later, other kinds of content online would clean up. (source)
- The price of this precious metal shot up during the great banking crash of 2008 and hit new highs again last week amid investor fears that the next wave of the financial maelstrom could pull apart the eurozone and flatten our faltering economic recovery. (source)
- The growing violence and disintegration of Petraeus's militias in Iraq should be a warning to those who imagine this is the way out of the Afghan maelstrom? as should the rebranding of US combat troops in Iraq to maintain their role after next month's scheduled withdrawal. (source)
- It requires a leap of the imagination to hear the cries and moans of the wounded and dying, to smell the awful stench of bloated bodies, to sense the terrifying maelstrom of flying lead and iron seeking out thin-skinned uniforms -- and the even thinner human skin underneath. (source)
- But we know Limbaugh crossed a bright line with his Nazi rhetoric because, back in 2004, a mainstream media maelstrom erupted when it was discovered that two videos submitted to a MoveOn. org anti-Bush ad contest had included Hitler imagery in their 30-second attacks on then-President Bush. (source)
- Bacigalupi also prognosticates a likely future of media giants, not only technically (where hit rates are visually tracked in a "maelstrom" of living blobs of color), but also at a meta-level, where the information is a living, breathing thing that is tailored to the lowest common denominator of interest. (source)
- Lost in the media maelstrom surrounding the Gulf oil rig disaster -- from breathless coverage of congressional probes and tough analysis of the regulatory failures to dramatic video of the underwater spill and heartbreaking photos of birds covered in sludge -- are the 11 victims of the worst offshore accident in nearly 40 years. (source)
- If 9/11 constituted the initial ambush that plunged Bush-and Rove-into a national security maelstrom, and if the financial crisis of September 2008 constituted the final, devastating ambush-a pair of Pearl Harbors upending the world as Republicans knew it-this book demonstrates the limits of the Administration's conceptual reach. (source)
- Many observers believe the current maelstrom in Egypt is a perfect storm, with some western media overzealously and prematurely declaring this the end of an era, Yet, virtually every article about the impending post-Mubarak era declares that Egypt is a nation filled with reluctant dissent and political passivity, including references to the Pharaohnic roots of Egyptian subservience to authority. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 50.0, which suggests that "maelstrom" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 10 synonyms for maelstrom.
bedlam, chaos, confusion, disorder, flap, fuss, pandemonium, turbulence, turmoil, uproar
We have 7 antonyms for maelstrom.
calm, harmony, method, order, organization, peace, system
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of maelstrom from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A violent or turbulent situation: caught in the maelstrom of war.
- (noun) A whirlpool of extraordinary size or violence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A large and violent whirlpool.
- (noun) Any violent or turbulent situation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway.
- (noun) An uncontrollable agitated or confusedly disordered state or situation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A celebrated whirlpool or violent current in the Arctic ocean, near the western coast of Norway, between the islands Moskenäsö and Mosken, formerly supposed to suck in and destroy everything that approached it at any time, but now known not to be dangerous except under certain conditions.
- (noun) Hence Any resistless movement; any influence or passion which makes victims of all who come within its power: as, the maelstrom of fashion or of speculation; the maelstrom of dissipation or of crime.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)