But the romance did not last—the couple split last year, leaving fans wondering if The swell Season was also done.
Irene moved through fast enough that there was some swell left over after the wind died.
Clarkson got to town last week and has been having a swell time.
Things went just swell when you, Congress, funneled millions of dollars through our army and intelligence services, the ISI.
These sorts of grassroots efforts can swell up, Jobrani said.
Thus a man who is noted for his dress is a "swell," a "dude," or a "sport."
The news might swell the roster to disconcerting proportions.
The burning sand had blistered my feet, and caused my legs to swell.
Pinto would have been glad to have joined the "swell," but the colonel detained him.
"Vox Angelica is that lovely soft stop in the swell," said Johan.
Old English swellan "grow or make bigger" (past tense sweall, past participle swollen), from Proto-Germanic *swelnanan (cf. Old Saxon swellan, Old Norse svella, Old Frisian swella, Middle Dutch swellen, Dutch zwellen, Old High German swellan, German schwellen), of unknown origin.
early 13c., "a morbid swelling," from swell (v.). In reference to a rise of the sea, it is attested from c.1600. The meaning "wealthy, elegant person" is first recorded 1786; hence the adjectival meaning "fashionably dressed or equipped" (1810), both from the notion of "puffed-up, pompous" behavior. The sense of "good, excellent" first occurs 1897, and as a stand-alone expression of satisfaction it is recorded from 1930 in American English.
Excellent; wonderful; superb: The hotels are swell/ He was a hell of a swell fellow (1888+)
: The new owners have treated me swell (1920s+)
[perhaps fr the late 18th-century phrase cut a swell, ''swagger,'' describing the behavior of a person who swells with arrogance]