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Jon Venex plunged through the window in a welter of flying glass.

Beardsley stood numbly for a moment, struggling against a welter of panic.

Of the only effective truth in the welter of silly lies that deceived you so easily?

Here her speech was lost while she delved head first into the welter.

He could see nothing but vanity back of him and a welter of cost ahead.

A welter of indecipherable radio and communication-screen signals.

Welter, when he saw that his wife was not killed, was furious.

When we welter in pleasures and idleness, then we eat and drink with drunkards.

It was the word of promise that upheld them, as they drifted in this welter of waters.

Matt reached into a welter of odds and ends on a bench, and picked up a tube.

WORD ORIGIN

"to roll or twist," c.1300, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German welteren "to roll," from Proto-Germanic *waltijanan (cf. Old English wieltan, Old Norse velta, Old High German walzan "to turn, revolve," German wälzen "to roll," Gothic waltjan "to roll"), from PIE root *wel- "to turn, revolve" (see volvox). The noun meaning "confused mass" is first recorded 1851.

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