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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WELLING

Her lips were quivering, and tears were welling into her eyes.

The sea upbore me, flood of the tide, on Finnish land, the welling waters.

And then suddenly, welling up like a bubbling spring, came memory.

Back of his shoulder was a jagged hole, from which his life-blood was welling.

He felt the stickiness, but the red blood was not welling out.

Lowly she bent, clasping her hands and with the tears now welling from her eyes.

He had fainted away, and the blood was welling afresh from several wounds.

This welling grace of spirit was also the possession of his wife.

"Our beautiful property is ruined," said Mrs. Michie, welling up.

He sees the blood, and the wound from which it is yet welling.

WORD ORIGIN

"hole dug for water, spring of water," Old English wielle (West Saxon), welle (Anglian), from wiellan (see well (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WELLING

emanation

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