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Which preposition to use with « whelm »

Which preposition to use with « whelm »

  • The heart that nothing feared in fight Was whelmed in sorrow's flood.
  • Whelmed under seas; if death must be my doom, Let man inflict it, and I die well-pleased.'
  • Whose wisdom joined in sweet array The morn and eve and named them day, Night comes with all its darkening fears; Regard Thy people's prayers and tears, Lest sunk in sin, and whelmed with strife, They lose the gift of endless life; While thinkingbut the thoughts of time, They weave new chains of woe and crime.
  • His stick was seized and wrenched away, he was over-whelmed by numbers.
  • Leaning hands, uplifted necks, painted eyes, scarlet mouths, a piece of thigh, arched insteps, and all is blurred; vanity, animalism, indecency, absurdity, and all to be whelmed into oblivion in a moment.
  • I should not marvel, Though to the lake these rocks should bow their heads, Though yonder pinnacles, yon towers of ice, That, since creation's dawn, have known no thaw, Should, from their lofty summits, melt away Though yonder mountains, yon primeval cliffs, Should topple down, and a new deluge whelm Beneath its waves all living men's abodes!
  • too soon the fated hour Saw the dire tempest 'whelm th' expanding flower!

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