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Seethe   /sið/   Listen

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

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"Seethe" Quotes from Famous Books

... am Queen of Khem and Pharaoh's wife, but never Pharaoh's love. Honour! Why dost thou prate to me of honour? Like Nile in flood, my love hath burst the bulwark of my honour, and I mark not where custom set it. For all around the waters seethe and foam, and on them, like a broken lily, floats the wreck of my lost honour. Talk not to me of honour, Rei, teach me rather how I may win my hero ...
— The World's Desire • H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang

... illustration from the pages of this "Epulario," where occurs a receipt "to make Pies that the Birds may be alive in them, and fly out when it is cut up." Some of the other more salient beads relate to the mode of dressing sundry dishes in the Roman and Catalonian fashion, and teach us how to seethe gourds, as they did in Spain, and to make mustard after the ...
— Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine • William Carew Hazlitt

... to the moan of wind and the sift of snow clouds past their walls. Staring through his peep-hole, George distinguished only a seethe of whirling flakes that greyed the view, blotting even the neighbouring huts, and when the early evening brought a rising note in the storm the trouble ...
— Pardners • Rex Beach

... had made up her unsophisticated mind to try this thing; to put this grain of a pure, potent salt, right into the seethe and glitter of little Boston, and find out what it would decompose or precipitate. For was not she a mother, testing the world's chalice for her children? What did she care for the hiss and the bubble, ...
— Real Folks • Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

... Somers, no," said Sammy, with earnestness. "At this proposal I draw the thick rope. To ask one who can cook to visit a land where he will be cooked, is to seethe the offspring in its ...
— Allan and the Holy Flower • H. Rider Haggard

... wise woman, Dowson knew at once that she had come upon a hidden child volcano, and it would be well to let it seethe into silence. She was not a clever person, but long experience had taught her that there were occasions when it was well to leave a child alone. This one would not answer if she were questioned. She would only become stubborn and furious, and no child should be goaded into fury. Dowson had, ...
— The Head of the House of Coombe • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... 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 from ...
— 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

... forces could come to a clash, a tall spare man, whose deep-set eyes, keen and piercing as a hawk's, shone out of a weather-bronzed face, pushed himself hurriedly through the crowd that was beginning to seethe around the open court-room beneath the great evergreen oak, and hastened to the side of ...
— The Cave of Gold - A Tale of California in '49 • Everett McNeil

... the tone in which he permits himself to speak in our company!" Sobashnikov continued to seethe. "A certain aplomb, condescension, a professorial tone ... The scurvy ...
— Yama (The Pit) • Alexandra Kuprin

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

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