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Seethe   /sið/   Listen
Seethe

verb
(past seethed, obs. sod; past part. seethed, sodden; pres. part. seething)
1.
Be noisy with activity.  Synonyms: buzz, hum.
2.
Be in an agitated emotional state.  Synonym: boil.
3.
Foam as if boiling.
4.
Boil vigorously.  Synonym: roll.  "The water rolled"






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"Seethe" Quotes from Famous Books



... lawyer's office, as if henceforward this child of ridiculous changes was to settle down into a silent assistant for a quiet solicitor. It was exactly at this moment that his fundamental rebellion began to seethe; it seethed more against the quiet finality of his legal occupation than it had seethed against the squalor and slavery of his days of poverty. There must have been in his mind, I think, a dim feeling: ...
— Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens • G. K. Chesterton

... sail up the narrow strait," he says, lamenting. "For on the one side lay Scylla and on the other mighty Charybdis sucking down the salt sea water. Like a cauldron on a great fire she would seethe up through all her troubled deeps, and overhead the spray fell on the top of either cliff—the rock around roared horribly, and pale fear gat hold on my men. Toward her, then, we looked, fearing destruction; but Scylla meanwhile caught ...
— A Book of Discovery - The History of the World's Exploration, From the Earliest - Times to the Finding of the South Pole • Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

... upon me full, And I spread myself beneath it, As when the bleacher spreads, to seethe it In the cleansing sun, his wool,— Steeps in the flood of noontide whiteness Some defiled, discoloured web— So lay I ...
— Robert Browning • Edward Dowden



Words linked to "Seethe" :   boil, swarm, foam, froth, fizz, buzz, teem, bubble over, sparkle, sizzle, overflow, ferment, hum, be, roil, form bubbles, effervesce, churn, spill over, pullulate, moil



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