There will be setbacks, and broken promises, and seething grievances.
This has left many Tibetans seething with anti-government resentment.
They would later be dubbed a “bloodthirsty” “lesbian she-wolf pack” and—most famously—“a seething, Sapphic septet.”
seething, he then read the first line, carefully enunciating words I knew I had called in only hours earlier.
KIEV, Ukraine — The symbol of the Ukrainian revolution, the Maidan Square, is seething with bitterness and aggression these days.
As I looked into the storm a small boat with a sail came, driven helplessly along through a seething, boiling mass of water.
All the passions which are engendered by cupidity were seething in the people's hearts.
But under the seething surface—first visible to the casual glance—was a substratum as pure as it was solid and unyielding.
All below heaven is seething and boiling, said Chieh-ni, who can change it?
By this time the hay in the loft had caught and the whole barn was a seething mass of fire.
Old English seoþan "to boil," also figuratively, "be troubled in mind, brood" (class II strong verb; past tense seaþ, past participle soden), from Proto-Germanic *seuthan (cf. Old Norse sjoða, Old Frisian siatha, Dutch zieden, Old High German siodan, German sieden "to seethe"), from PIE root *seut- "to seethe, boil."
Driven out of its literal meaning by boil (v.); it survives largely in metaphoric extensions. Figurative use, of persons or populations, "to be in a state of inward agitation" is recorded from 1580s (implied in seething). It had wider figurative uses in Old English, e.g. "to try by fire, to afflict with cares." Now conjugated as a weak verb, and past participle sodden (q.v.) is no longer felt as connected.