Sentence Examples with the word swelled

Roads were untrustworthy, rivers swelled suddenly, advance and retreat were conditioned and compelled, especially in the case of the ill-equipped Confederates, by the exigencies of food supply.

In the - end the estates of the houses of Lancaster, Kent, Bohun, Burgh and Mortimer swelled the revenues of Edward's children and grandchildren; in whose favour also the new title of duke was introduced.

Every little pine needle expanded and swelled with sympathy and befriended me.

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Hence the protests of those who believed that the figures for population were too small swelled into a general chorus of dissatisfaction.

A vein in the young man's long thin neck swelled like a cord and went blue behind the ear, and suddenly his face flushed.

The uncertainty as to the literary structure of the epistle naturally renders it hazardous to infer the character of the Christians who are addressed, but it may be said that the results of the long debate on this point are converging upon the belief that the predominant class in the local church or churches were Gentile Christians, while proselytes must have swelled the ranks to no inconsiderable degree.

Nearly all joined in singing this hymn, which swelled high above the howling of the storm.

In the meantime the discovery of gold in California had swelled the stream of westward migration across the Washoe Country, and had resulted in the settlement of traders, mostly Mormons, along the routes to the gold fields.

As if a shaken bottle of soda had been uncorked within her, her magic swelled and burst from her body.

With these they preyed upon the commerce of the Adriatic. Their ranks were soon swelled by outlaws from all nations, and by their own once peaceful neighbours, from Novi, Ottocac and other Croatian towns.