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Definition of Maelstrom


  1. A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway.
  2. Also Fig. ; as, a maelstrom of vice.

Maelstrom Quotations

I would love to be a voice in this maelstrom of chaos and obsessive celebrity infatuation that says, 'Let's talk about something that matters'.
Zachary Quinto

Consciousness turns out to consist of a maelstrom of events distributed across the brain. These events compete for attention, and as one process outshouts the others, the brain rationalizes the outcome after the fact and concocts the impression that a single self was in charge all along.
Steven Pinker

One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all.
Harold Pinter

I think I would like the sort of job where you can work away in obscurity to try and improve things, without being caught up in the political maelstrom.
Samantha Power

I think that black Africa is extremely terrifying. Black Africa can become a maelstrom of warring tribes without the outside world needing to feel the need to do anything about it.
John Keegan
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Maelstrom Translations

maelstrom in French is tourbillon
maelstrom in German is Strudel
maelstrom in Italian is vortice
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