Sentence Examples with the word maelstrom

It became involved in a maelstrom of conflicting political motives, by which it was swept to Constantinople.

He instinctively recognized not only the vital necessity of the maintenance of the union between the two states, but also the fact that the chief source of danger to the union lay Gas;m11 IV., g y in Lithuania, in those days a maelstrom of conflicting political currents.