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Below you will find the definition of welter, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a confused multitude of things
EXAMPLES - Welter in a Sentence
- The voice was calm, but under the calm was a welter of emotions. (source)
- If Treble Ann had been born a boy, she woulda been a champ welter-weight. (source)
- The level of detail and the welter of anecdote may leave the mortal reader gasping. (source)
- The boat was behaving splendidly, leaping and lurching through the welter like a race - horse. (source)
- Even with the pause in Champions League, there was a welter of work for key men such as Rooney. (source)
- Like much of India, Varanasi is a welter of the ugly, the filthy, the beautiful, the sublime, and the ridiculous. (source)
- Even so, the government has created a welter of limits on expression, particularly on political and security topics. (source)
- Until very recently it was the consensus among historians that medieval food was a pungent welter of spices, salt and rot. (source)
- But can there be any doubt that this welter of discomforts and inconveniences is the parting shot of a fading administration? (source)
- As we have been hearing from our correspondents talking to voters today, the welter of negative advertising is a real turnoff. (source)
- The Yankees went down in shabby defeat in the first round of the playoffs, igniting a welter of recriminations, which is always fun. (source)
- The welter of emotions arising out of the dictates of Iranian faith, justice, honour, pride and fear here is alarming and compelling. (source)
- Hatton is 44-0 at jr. welter which is his natural weight. i think the presence of boring, miserable Michael Moorer could be a detriment to PacMan. (source)
- Without their faith in Mullah Omar's divinely inspired leadership, the Taliban would almost surely collapse into a welter of rival clans and factions. (source)
- Embattled Republican candidate Herman Cain set a deadline of Wednesday next week for deciding whether to stay in the race amid a welter of sex allegations. (source)
- So let's take ministers at their word, and ask them today, following the welter of headlines about raising the pension age: how do they want us to grow old? (source)
- But by now, a welter of Don't Mention The Score headlines should have convinced you that you're in for a beguiling few days until England meet Germany in Bloemfontein on Sunday. (source)
- How long we kept up that breakneck pace I don't know, or what direction we took - I'd been through too much, my mind was just a welter of fear and bewilderment and rage and stark disbelief. (source)
- Ideas about construction and design theory were spread through a welter of pattern books and manuals that appeared in ever growing numbers after 1720 as publishing became cheaper and demand boomed. (source)
- His mother and father followed him a few minutes later, leaving the rest of them standing in a welter of discarded blankets, stray fragments of wet clothing, used swabs and a good deal of weed and mud. (source)
- TORONTO -- The world's developed countries have built extensive public health systems, promised citizens a paycheck for life and erected a welter of protections around some industries and types of jobs. (source)
- This is laughable in a country that has one of the highest tax burdens in Europe and a heavily regulated labor market, in addition to the welter of other expensive and economically destructive regulations. (source)
- And while this surrogate role can leave us feeling divested and unfulfilled, it can also provide a type of catharsis and a vital link between the welter of personal emotion and the larger arena of public endeavor. (source)
- Millions more Americans will be required to show photo identification when they head to the polls in four states in 2012, headlining the welter of new laws across the nation that take effect with the turn of the year. (source)
- It was not a crushing weight, such as an operation, or seeing one's best friend off to live in Tasmania; nor was it anything so light as a committee meeting, or a deaf uncle to tea: it was a kind of welter-weight doom. (source)
- The scene on 20 April 1836 was horrific: the artist lay in a welter of gore on the floor of the summerhouse at his London home, his coat and waistcoat burning from the ferocity of the shotgun blast which had killed him. (source)
- As health care and the health care system grow increasingly -- and sometimes frustratingly -- complex, we are often faced with a welter of options for treatment and care that are, essentially, equally valid in the abstract. (source)
- The resulting images, read as formalist exercises, are stimulating and energetic, even if they betray a certain lack of discipline when, as occasionally happens, the chaotic welter of forms slips out of the artist's control. (source)
- In response to the welter of criticism, the UN invited an independent team of scientists to review the panel's processes under the auspices of the InterAcademy Council, an umbrella group of many of the world's most prestigious science academies. (source)
- Let's assume the following: either you have spent the festive season in a welter of snot, Kleenex and ungrateful relatives, or you have been bathed in the glow of familial and even romantic love, showered with presents and hors d'oeuvres and puppies. (source)
- My personal favorite, Plaits, is a portrait of a romance and marriage, told with such clever nuance that the reader is pulled deep into the intertwining complexities of the relationship, a welter of feelings, even in what amounts to a couple hundred words. (source)
- Today's outcome at IWC is not a victory in the strictest sense, of course, because whales are still hunted and bedeviled by a serious welter of other threats, most of them human-induced, and each of which takes its own heavy toll upon whales, year after year. (source)
- IT was midday when they reached Shalkan's goal; an immense clearing in the center of the forest, filled with a vast welter of thornbushes that bore a suspicious similarity, to Kellen's eyes, to those Shalkan had charged through so many times during their escape. (source)
- But during his 27 months in office, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has lowered tensions across the 100-mile - (160-kilometer -) wide Taiwan Strait to their lowest level in six decades, amid a welter of economic initiatives, including a wide-ranging trade agreement signed in June. (source)
- As a result, veterans with PTSD stemming from military sexual trauma (MST) must continue to assemble a welter of paperwork to document the veracity of their claims, while those who have experienced deployment-related stressors may simply submit a first-person statement along with a diagnosis from a VA medical provider. (source)
- Meanwhile, the welter of attacks and dissatisfactions increases daily, along with the all-too real disasters and the teacup tempests, despite the fact that many of them soon prove to be utterly without foundation in reality or truth -- as in the latest Fox News-generated kerfuffle around Shirley Sherrod at the Department of Agriculture. (source)
- For now, although I couldn't guess it, as I lay pampering myself with a little preserved jellied chicken and Rhine wine - of which Willy's store-chest yielded a fine abundance - that terrible day was approaching, that awful thunderclap of a day when the world turned upside down in a welter of powder-smoke and cannon-shot and steel, which no one who lived through it will ever forget. (source)
- Like Maxwell Perkins's editing of "Look Homeward Angel" (which cut 90,000 words from Thomas Wolfe's manuscript) or Ezra Pound's liberation of "The Waste Land" from inside the welter of T.S. Eliot's inauspiciously titled first draft, "He Do the Police in Different Voices," we are likely to end up viewing Lish's involvement with Carver as a footnote, incidental to our appreciation of the finished work. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "welter" 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 9 synonyms for welter.
confusion, grovel, jumble, overturn, roll, toss, tumble, turmoil, uproar
We have 3 antonyms for welter.
calm, order, peace
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of welter from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A confused mass; a jumble: a welter of papers and magazines.
- (noun) Confusion; turmoil.
- (verb-intransitive) To wallow, roll, or toss about, as in mud or high seas.
- (verb-intransitive) To lie soaked in a liquid.
- (verb-intransitive) To roll and surge, as the sea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) general confusion; disorderly mixture; aimless effort; as, a welter of papers and magazines
- (verb) to roll; to wallow
- (verb) to be soaked or steeped in; as, to welter in one’s own blood
- (adjective) Of horsemen, heavyweight; as, a welter race.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To roll, as the body of an animal; to tumble about, especially in anything foul or defiling; to wallow.
- (verb-intransitive) To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows.
- (verb-transitive) To wither; to wilt.
- (adjective) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the most heavily weighted race in a meeting.
- (noun) That in which any person or thing welters, or wallows; filth; mire; slough.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) In glove-manuf., one who puts the welting in the seams and sews them up.
- (None) To roll or toss; tumble about; flow or act waveringly, confusedly, or tumultuously: used chiefly of waves, or of things comparable to them.
- (None) To roll about, as in some fluid or unstable medium; be tossed or tumbled; hence, to wallow or grovel (in something).
- (None) To be exposed to or affected by some weltering or floating substance or medium: said of objects at rest.
- (None) To roll; cause to turn or revolve.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a confused multitude of things
- (verb) toss, roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way
- (verb) roll around,
- (verb) be immersed in