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How to use whelm in a sentence
But such amazement as came to her was whelmed fathoms-deep in her sudden fears for Marius.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
A glorious lustre broke through the mist that whelmed her eyes, and a faint color sprung to her pallid cheek.
The Chamberlain still leaned wearily against the door jamb, mentally whelmed by dejection, bodily weak as water.Doom Castle|Neil Munro
His desire whelmed him like a wave; it filled his soul like a perfume, and against his will it rose to his lips in words.A Mere Accident|George Moore
One only is wanting, whom our eyes saw whelmed amid the waves; all else is answerable to thy mother's words.'The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil