verb (used without object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sod·den or sod; seeth·ing.
verb (used with object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sod·den or sod; seeth·ing.
Origin of seethe
Examples from the Web for seething
RAMON: (Seething with contempt) Secret ant landing strips, illegally established on foreign soil.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat|Michael Weiss|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
KIEV, Ukraine — The symbol of the Ukrainian revolution, the Maidan Square, is seething with bitterness and aggression these days.Kiev Set to Clean the Last “Occupy” Protestors Out of Maidan Square|Anna Nemtsova|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At first it was raucous, trembling with patriotism, a sea of seething yellow.Germany Humiliates World Cup Host Brazil 7-1 in Semifinal Slaughter|Tunku Varadarajan|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They would later be dubbed a “bloodthirsty” “lesbian she-wolf pack” and—most famously—“a seething, Sapphic septet.”‘Out in the Night’ and the Redemption of the ‘Killer Lesbian Gang'|Nina Strochlic|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because Thrones is basically a soap opera, of course a seething Lysa was watching Sansa and Baelish make out from her balcony.Game of Thrones’ Ep. 7 ‘Mockingbird’ Recap: Conscious Coupling (and Uncoupling)|Andrew Romano|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everywhere there was fierce force and seething energy, bringing forth fruit of piety or prowess.Ireland, Historic and Picturesque|Charles Johnston
On the other hand lay the seething hell of Earth, to be once more endured through many mortal years and—a soul to save alive.Smith and the Pharaohs, and Other Tales|Henry Rider Haggard
Outwardly quite calm and matter-of-fact, his mind was in a seething turmoil.The White Blackbird|Hudson Douglas
At length they came to a large garden, the high walls of which kept back the seething waters.The Green Book|Mr Jkai
But up-stairs the great heart of Jake Nuddle was seething with excitement.The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes
Word Origin for seethe
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.