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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOILING OVER

There is a great boiling over in this centre, but the liquor sent up falls into E, and so there is no boiling over of C.

Clemens was boiling over with plans and suggestions for distribution.

Harder and harder he stirred to keep the porridge from boiling over.

Then Dick, who had gradually been boiling over, could stand it no longer.

In a few hours the kettle was filled with sap, and boiling over the fire.

"The Jungle" is the boiling over of our social volcano and shows us what is in it.

And then 107 he turned to the kettle, which was on the point of boiling over.

She was boiling over with anger when she reached the theater.

He had been boiling over with indignation while talking to his wife.

Inwardly he was boiling over at the ill-luck of his first spring run.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French bolir "boil, bubble up, ferment, gush" (12c., Modern French bouillir), from Latin bullire "to bubble, seethe," from PIE base *beu- "to swell" (see bull (n.2)). The native word is seethe. Figurative sense of "to agitate the feelings" is from 1640s.

Related: Boiled; boiling. Boiling point is recorded from 1773.

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