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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!
THE ANTI-SLAVERY EXAMINER, OMNIBUSAMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY
Can it be that the grave shall whelm all this unuttered love in endless silence?
WHAT PEACE MEANSHENRY VAN DYKE
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.
NUALA O'MALLEYH. BEDFORD-JONES
To acquire the reputation of a great warrior, he was willing to whelm provinces in blood.
THE EMPIRE OF RUSSIAJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Whom the gods would whelm they first deprive of reason; mark ye this!
RUNG HO!TALBOT MUNDY
Let fall on me her fate, and also crush me,— One ruin whelm both her and me!
FAUSTJOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Why whelm they that light under a bushel which ought to stand on a candlestick?
Fear not, though the waters whelm you; fear not, though ye see no land!
DAILY THOUGHTSCHARLES KINGSLEY

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