Teeming is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of teeming, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - abundantly filled with especially living things
EXAMPLES - Teeming in a Sentence
- There are no crowds, there is no teeming city population. (source)
- Their tent cities are 'teeming' with people, like anthills. (source)
- Didn't see no Frenchmen of Swedes "teeming" over here, didja? (source)
- Yes, there are many Mexicos, even within one town teeming with gringos. (source)
- I landed bemused in the teeming masses of people that was Bombay waking up. (source)
- And our shores were "teeming" with immigrants who knew that this was where the money was, (source)
- Entertainment Weekly weighs in on Justina Robson's "teeming" sci-fantasy, Keeping It Real. (source)
- It was what we frequently call a teeming brain, one of those four-horse teeming brains, as it were. (source)
- Most black students got their results very late, and when they came they were "teeming" with mistakes. (source)
- We are one city, alone, without allies, in the face of the teeming bestial hordes of Darkness and Error. (source)
- At 97, he can still recall the teeming shore that was the Antwerp waterfront as he experienced it in 1922. (source)
- The slush pile [is] a teeming smorgasbord of mediocrity sprinkled with healthy doses of the awful and the insane. (source)
- The room itself is quite big, though teeming with invertebrate roommates and eastern shower facilities (a bucket). (source)
- We then took a boat ride south to Queen Bess Island, which is a major rookery teeming with brown pelicans and other birds. (source)
- Millions of people are imprisoned in teeming cities; millions more labour on Pharaonic projects to rebuild ruined ecosystems. (source)
- Many scientists now maintain that the universe is teeming with life, and that some planets could harbor intelligent organisms. (source)
- Overrated Because: The seductive quality of his simple graphics sells the work in an art world teeming with confusing approaches. (source)
- "teeming" (though with human activity rather than nature's bounty), and the mellow haze in the distance looks suspiciously chemical. (source)
- The British and the Dutch, close-quartered in teeming European cities, may have seen sailing ships and canoes as instruments of commerce. (source)
- Woodcock, apparently, are also slow to adapt to changes -- changes such as a teeming city being built in the middle of an historic flyway. (source)
- More vibrantly than anybody else, Whitman sang a hymn of praise to what he grasped would become "not merely a nation but a teeming nation of nations." (source)
- Thousands of cinder block shacks on the barren mountainsides and in the teeming shantytowns around Port-au-Prince didn't stand a chance against a 7.0 quake. (source)
- The vivid accounts of the Istanbul bourgeoisie, their eccentricities, gossip and superficiality, recall the teeming salons of the European comedy of manners. (source)
- The city is teeming with Europeans (diplomats, students, you name it), and that is likely the reason the city is also packed with great European-inspired cafes. (source)
- Joe doesn't cite a single example of a massacre committed by these "teeming" masses of crazy homeless people, let alone enough to support the idea that there is a "flood tide" of them. (source)
- "Such people," he says, used to be confined to institutions, but by the 1960s the streets of most of America's major cities were "teeming" with homeless people, many of them severely mentally ill. (source)
- It was another sparsely inhabited country, as with Uganda, startlingly adjacent to the Congo Basin, with its teeming hundreds of millions, all empty dry landscape buckled with low, rolling mountains. (source)
- After a day in Antananarivo -- a sprawling, diesel-soaked city that earns the adjective "teeming" -- we leave by car for Andasibe, a former logging village that is now home to a burgeoning ecotourism trade. (source)
- And we know that it was there amid the shaggy forests, and closely-set mountains, with their rapid torrents, that John the Baptist waited, fulfilled his ministry, preached to and baptized the teeming crowds. (source)
- Prominent defence lawyer Giulia Bongiorno, in closing arguments Monday, had dwelled on the point that the scene of the crime was "teeming" with Guede's DNA while the Italian defendant's appeared only on the bra hook. (source)
- Prominent defence lawyer Giulia Bongiorno, in closing arguments on Monday, had dwelled on the point that the scene of the crime was "teeming" with Guede's DNA while the Italian defendant's appeared only on the bra hook. (source)
- Now picture the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, on the anniversary of I Have a Dream, with Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and the NRA's Wayne LaPierre at the podium, and our National Mall teeming with their followers to, in Beck's words, "pick up Martin Luther King's dream ..." (source)
- A white robotic police arm broke windows of the black Nissan Pathfinder to remove any explosive materials while heavily armed police and emergency vehicles shut down the city's busiest streets, teeming with taxis and theatergoers on one of the first summer-like days of the year. (source)
- The camp was formed on the banks of the lake before-mentioned, 8 miles from Somerset, Chappagynyah, which is described as teeming with crocodiles. tThe next day the party reached their final resting place, probably not without some exhiliration in feeling that their journey was over. (source)
- And yet, when I remember Moll Flanders and all her teeming and rich fecundity like a market-place where all that had survived up to that time must bide and pass; or when I recall When We Were Very Young, I can wish without any effort at all that I had thought of that before Mr. Milne did. (source)
- Imperial Bedrooms ranks with his best exercises in the latter register, teeming with sharp details of a narcissistic generation: the "spray-on tans and the teeth stained white", "the AA meetings on Robertson and Melrose, the twenty-dollar margharitas from room service", "young girls walk by in a trance holding yoga mats". (source)
- To follow up her ideas, we should have a "teeming" prime minister, and the Lord Chancellor obliged to leave the woolsack to nurse his baby; Miss M forgets that her prayer has been half granted already, for we never yet had a ministry without a certain proportion of _old women_ in it; and we can, therefore dispense with her services. (source)
- At first glance, it's easy to see why Soho House founder Nick Jones chose the German capital as the club's first outpost on the Continent: In the 20 years since the fall of the Wall, Berlin has become Europe's hottest cultural mecca, teeming with galleries, night clubs and budding designers just the kind of creative cool the club seeks to embody. (source)
- The dominant available images prescribe a particularly parochial set of options: a barricaded and insulated rejectionist leadership; pitiful masses suffering in teeming refugee camps or squalid, quarantined communities; and, most prominent of all, terrorist suicide bombers, fanatical malevolent creatures, bereft of normal human motivation and well beyond our comprehension. (source)
- It is of no consolation to me that medical students are mostly stunted, and that my nostrils are therefore located a good eighteen inches (on average) above the top of their head, because as everybody knows hot air rises, and one can almost hearthe teeming bacteria jumping gleefullyinto mid-airout of the cheap white fabric (50% cotton, 50% polyester, with depressinglylow thread count, I notice) and ascend ecstatically on miniature gusts and thermals. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "teeming" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 22 synonyms for teeming.
alive, brimful, brimming, bristling, bursting, chock-full, crammed, crawling, filled, fruitful, multitudinous, numerous, overflowing, packed, plentiful, populous, pregnant, replete, rife, swarming, thick, thronged
We have 4 antonyms for teeming.
empty, lacking, needing, wanting
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of teeming from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) Present participle of teem.
- (verb) Abundantly filled with especially living things.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Prolific; productive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The bringing forth of young.
- (None) Pregnant; prolific; fruitful; abundant; overflowing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) abundantly filled with especially living things