Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWELLING

And he added, swelling visibly with importance: "We got to protect the city."

Charles's house on the left; on the right the swelling forms of the Six Hills.

The emotion of the moment was swelling over Roma like a flood.

She helped him to keep his feet on the ground and his head from swelling.

His limbs pained although they were swelling to enormous size.

And up she went and down she went, shortening and lengthening, swelling and decreasing.

She sat stunned and pale under that cruel blow to her swelling pride.

Resentment was swelling within him again, and he struggled to put it down.

The blond well-kept man seemed to be swelling with embarrassment.

"No, you're not," said Lydia, swelling with rage at everybody who would keep her from him.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English swellan "grow or make bigger" (past tense sweall, past participle swollen), from Proto-Germanic *swelnanan (cf. Old Saxon swellan, Old Norse svella, Old Frisian swella, Middle Dutch swellen, Dutch zwellen, Old High German swellan, German schwellen), of unknown origin.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SWELLING

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.