There no longer is anywhere to hide from the swelter and welter of the American id.
It makes us shudder instinctively, fearful lest that welter of putrefaction should be communicated from them to us.
When we welter in pleasures and idleness, then we eat and drink with drunkards.
How many are crowded together struggling to get out of the welter and too busy to take much interest in others!
Matt reached into a welter of odds and ends on a bench, and picked up a tube.
The ice, twisted and broken, crushed and mangled, piled in a welter of frozen confusion along the shore.
Beardsley stood numbly for a moment, struggling against a welter of panic.
It took not only strength, but watchfulness and experience to hold the course in the welter of cross-seas.
Of the only effective truth in the welter of silly lies that deceived you so easily?
The greatest theologians contributed to the welter of unreason from which this pseudo-science was developed.
"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.