maelstrom maelstrom  /ˈmeɪl strəm/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Senator's comments set off a maelstrom of criticism.
  2. The controversial ad unwittingly pushed Mr Hughes into a legal maelstrom.

News

  1. Veto decision on universal background checks looms

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval finds himself in the midst of a maelstrom of lobbying efforts swirling around his pending decision to sign or veto a bill requiring background checks on almost all gun transactions in Nevada.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: KTNV Las Vegas

  2. Callers urge Sandoval to veto gun bill

    CARSON CITY (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval finds himself in the midst of a maelstrom of lobbying efforts swirling around his pending decision to sign or veto a bill requiring background checks on almost all gun transactions in Nevada.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Elko Daily Free Press

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Quotes

  1. In an interview with The Associated Press in Santa Fe, NM, Wilson says it will take a couple of years to sort through the remains of this recent period, in which the couple was "dropped into the political maelstrom."
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Joseph Wilson Source: Washington Post

  2. "All I will say about the maelstrom is that I look forward eagerly, in the near future, to setting the record straight and going back to leading my life as discreetly as possible," HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn said during an acceptance speech as...
    on Sep 21, 2006 By: Patricia Dunn Source: VNUNet.com

  3. The Hague, June 10: Congress president Mrs Sonia Gandhi says India can "flourish only as a centrist democracy", even as she unveiled her journey "from the placid backwaters of a contented domestic life to the maelstrom of public life",...
    on Jun 10, 2007 By: Sonia Gandhi Source: The Statesman

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