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seethe
used in Leaves of Grass

3 uses
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Definition
to be angry — especially when holding the anger within

or:

to move vigorously in-place — such as boiling water, an agitated crowd, or a basket of writhing (squirming) snakes
  • Thou seething principle! thou well-kept, latent germ! thou centre!
    Book 1 — 1NSCRIPTIONS (30% in)
  • This glaze of God's serenest purest sky, This film of Satan's seething pit, This heart's geography's map, this limitless small continent, this soundless sea; Out from the convolutions of this globe, This subtler astronomic orb than sun or moon, than Jupiter, Venus, Mars, This condensation of the universe, (nay here the only universe, Here the idea, all in this mystic handful wrapt;) These burin'd eyes, flashing to you to pass to future time, To launch and spin through space revolving...
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (59% in)
  • ...huge rifts of canyons, Colorado, Nor you, Yosemite—nor Yellowstone, with all its spasmic geyser-loops ascending to the skies, appearing and disappearing, Nor Oregon's white cones—nor Huron's belt of mighty lakes—nor Mississippi's stream: —This seething hemisphere's humanity, as now, I'd name—the still small voice vibrating—America's choosing day, (The heart of it not in the chosen—the act itself the main, the quadriennial choosing,) The stretch of North and South arous'd—sea-board and...
    Book 34 — SANDS AT SEVENTY (19% in)

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