maelstrom


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Synonyms for maelstrom

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a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)

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It was an assured and thoughtful debut and offers some hope that China can perhaps see beyond the all-consuming maelstrom of its current Great Leap Forward.
In the end the Professor and his companions escape; the Nautilus sinks into the Maelstrom, its final fate unknown.
While Hunter did indeed forecast the maelstrom of legalistic innovations that lay ahead, what uniquely redounds to Leishman's credit is the sheer tenacity with which he has charted and denounced every obtuse.
Is there any intrinsic connection between the world of contemplation and the maelstrom of modern action?
Aitken knows how to stir a heap of irresolution and leave you wanting more--feeling, despite the emotional maelstrom, oddly pleased to be so absolutely in the present.
Austere and absorbing, Escape is a convincing descent into a maelstrom of anguish and, ultimately, deadly despair.
Each victim has some connection to Maggie McCarthy, who only wanted to live in peace; now she is absorbed into a maelstrom of vicious conflict and the mind of a tortured killer.
LONG BEACH - To the uninitiated eye, the sport of water polo can be baffling at best - a cacophony of whistles, a maelstrom of nonstop motion and indecipherable signals by referees that look like handshakes for secret clubs.
Unlike visible light, radio waves can penetrate dust at the Milky Way's core, providing a window on the black hole's maelstrom of activity.
The next, he was seizing his chance to escape in the maelstrom of a fierce gun battle - and on his way back to freedom.
I certainly wouldn't argue that all of these books are works of equal or surpassing value, but in the maelstrom of canon-making it may be worthwhile to keep in mind that a good deal of black writing has suffered relative neglect while some other black writing has enjoyed perhaps too much attention (though this phenomenon is not confined to the African American field alone).
Maelstrom, the new ride at Drayton Manor Park Picture, MIKE SMART
It is rooted in the experience of our Hebrew ancestors: in the God who defied the slavers of Egypt to liberate the Hebrew people; in the stern proclamation of the Hebrew prophets whose witness to God's justice remains fresh and topical in the maelstrom of terror and counter-terror that seems to define our world; in the tragic encounter of Jesus with those in authority, an encounter that led to his death by torture.
The pounds 1million gyro-swing Maelstrom, above, propels riders 70ft in the air at terrifying angles of up 120 degrees.
Silverstein, holder of the 99-year lease on the World Trade Center site who has been in the middle of the maelstrom with regard to who will pay for and control the reconstruction and what it will include, addressed a standing room only audience of more than 200 real estate professionals at the February luncheon of the Association of Real Estate Women (AREW) at the Harvard Club.