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verb as in deluge

verb as in engulf

verb as in flood

verb as in inundate

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Example Sentences

That canst not lift thy head above the waves Which whelm and sink thee down!

The envious billows sidelong swell to whelm my track; let them; but first I pass.

Far be it from the Judge of all the earth to whelm the innocent and guilty in the same destruction!

Can it be that the grave shall whelm all this unuttered love in endless silence?

The Scots were riding forward to whelm him when Brian's men drove down with a wild yell and smote the length of their flank.


On this page you'll find 375 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whelm, such as: douse, drench, engulf, flood, overflow, and overrun.

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