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teeming

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj teeming abundantly filled with especially living things "the Third World's teeming millions","the teeming boulevard"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Teeming Prolific; productive. "Teeming buds and cheerful appear."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n teeming The bringing forth of young.
    • teeming Pregnant; prolific; fruitful; abundant; overflowing.
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “The teeming Autumn big with rich increase, bearing the wanton burden of the prime like widowed wombs after their lords decease.”
  • John Keats
    John%20Keats
    “When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.”
  • William Blake
    William%20Blake
    “All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.”

Usage

In literature:

It is written and talked up to as closely as the means of subsistence are bred up to by a teeming population.
"The Humour of Homer and Other Essays" by Samuel Butler
His coarse, large, germinating spirit gave forth, like the earth, a teeming richness, a solid, palpable creation.
"Landmarks in French Literature" by G. Lytton Strachey
Meanwhile the household teems with plans and becomes a veritable dreamland of youthful fervor.
"Laugh and Live" by Douglas Fairbanks
In ten minutes we landed in the celebrated Rheingau, and at the foot of a hill that was teeming with the vines of Rudesheim.
"A Residence in France" by J. Fenimore Cooper
I will not linger over this of the umbrella; it teems with lessons.
"The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight" by Elizabeth von Arnim
On this site was built "Burn's Coffee House," which teemed with interesting events.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Mary E. Phillips
The hills about teemed with men.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
Antonyms: prolific, fecund, virile, fruitful, fertile, teeming.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The foolish rapture with which my last letter teemed is not worth speaking of.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
As a writer he is generally interesting, and his books teem with striking thoughts, shrewd maxims, and brilliant phrases which stick in the memory.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
Its coasts teem with wealth.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
Across the broken ridges passed the teeming bird life of the land.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
How open it was on all sides, how it teemed with interests, how different from the scholar of silly traditional belief!
"Plum Pudding" by Christopher Morley
The State was teeming with young men of talent, scarcely a county without at least one of great promise.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
The roadway teemed with shrieking children.
"The Day of Days" by Louis Joseph Vance
The colours of Spring teem on every side.
"More Translations from the Chinese" by Various
It was now teeming with life, for, all danger being past, the tourists had flocked to the city in droves.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad" by Edith Van Dyne
This spurious document teemed with figures and assertions concerning a wonderful gold mine which Glenmore had virtually purchased.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
On I gasped, my mind teeming with cheerless thoughts of the ocean's bed waiting to receive me.
"Biltmore Oswald" by J. Thorne Smith, Jr.
Cracknell Court was small, evil-smelling, and teeming with children.
"Adrien Leroy" by Charles Garvice
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In poetry:

And you with love and friendship still
Have teemed, as teem your hills with wine,
And, through the seasons good or ill,
Have made their mellow vintage mine.
"Florence" by Alfred Austin
From her we got our birthright
Of fame and ancient pride,
The rule of teeming ocean,
Dominion rich and wide;
For us her best have suffered,
For us her bravest died.
"Pro Patria" by Cicely Fox Smith
A woman's Body at auction!
She too is not only herself—she is the teeming mother of mothers;
She is the bearer of them that shall grow and be mates to the
mothers.
"I Sing The Body Electric" by Walt Whitman
What aim, what end indeed? Our being runs
In a closed circle. All we know or see
Tends to assure us that a thousand Suns,
Teeming perchance with life, have ceased to be.
"The Window Overlooking The Harbour" by Laurence Hope
And yet this time removed was summer's time:
The teeming autumn big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime
Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease;
"How Like A Winter Hath My Absence Been" by William Shakespeare
And this fair evening, with remembrance teeming,
Pierces my soul with every sharp regret;
The sweetest beauty saddens to my seeming,
Since all that's fair forbids me to forget.
"Waiting" by Frances Fuller Victor

In news:

Everyone knows about the teeming variety of ethnic neighborhoods.
Bangalore 's Teeming Software Bazaar (Int'l Edition).
It's approaching midnight on a Thursday evening, and Raleigh's largest rock club teems with neon-clad 20-somethings.
A season teeming with nightmares presents another one Tuesday when Washington arrives for a three-game series.
When the world teems with upheaval, oddities get overlooked.
North Texas is teeming with cannibals who swarm the seediest of places, empty parking lots and strip malls, often late at night.
Kentucky, Louisville fans teeming with passion.
Cities such as Boston are teeming with universities.
Antarctic Waters Are Cold, Dark, Deep—And Teeming with Life.
Tom Wolfe's Miami Teems With Manly Cubans, Porn Addicts: Books.
Auburn Cemetery teeming with little-known stories of the past.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Strip is teeming with Spidermen, Elmos and Elvis Presleys of all waistlines.
Many city streets and squares are teeming with soldiers.
Once underserved, this Gulf Coast hub is now teeming with hotels, restaurants and great places to play.
Tee off for charity at Tee Off for TEEM.
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In science:

Small-worlds are teeming with weak ties which are critical to the small minimum average path length of the network.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
And God said: “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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