His moment had come, he thought swiftly, as one thinks when facing a sudden, whelming event.
I hear the myriad falsehoods you have told—one whelming confusion.
The last visitation was too whelming even for the Job-like resignation of Ben Abir.
Sanding: The continuance of the metaphor in "higher waves" are "whelming."
The battle continued to rage along the line, the elements of fire, water, wind and earth being wielded with whelming impetuosity.
In their whelming presence Babbitt felt small and insignificant.
He knew a longing to give, a passion to protect her, a whelming desire to have shy secrets with this slim girl.
So Torcall the Harper moved into the whelming flood, and he played a wild strange air, like the laughing of a child.
It was the very wantonness of woe that swept over my heart, whelming it with terrible desolation!
The Emperor's lance splintered; he fought with a pole-axe; still even he became sensible of a whelming pressure.
c.1300, probably from a parallel form of Old English -hwielfan (West Saxon), -hwelfan (Mercian), in ahwelfan "cover over;" probably altered by association with Old English helmian "to cover" (see helmet).