Examples of sweltering in a Sentence
the air conditioning was broken, and it was sweltering in the office
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During 2015, the worst year on record, 175 million people suffered through sweltering temperatures.
On Wednesday, Edwin Cortes Medina, wearing vinyl galoshes in the sweltering heat, lifted a metal sheet from his driveway and carried it to a pile in the median of the street outside his home.
When to go: Late spring and early fall to avoid blustery winters and sweltering summers.
Half-naked children squat outside stalls selling sweets and biscuits; others splash in a muddy lake to escape the sweltering heat.
Beginning in Jodphur, India on October 30th, the team will ride with roughly thirty-four other teams of charitable adventure-seekers over five days to Jaipur--through sweltering deserts, salt flats, and beaches.
On a sweltering Washington summer day, President Donald Trump’s motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight against the Islamic State group.
The left-hander, who had been linked to the Milwaukee Brewers as a possible trade target earlier in the season before the Chicago Cubs swooped in and acquired him, was lights-out on a sweltering afternoon.
CBS Miami reports the 99-year-old was one of 14 patients who succumbed to sweltering conditions inside of the Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center when it was left without power and air conditioning in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
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First Known Use of sweltering
Synonymsardent, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, hot, torrid, ultrahot, white-hot
Antonymsalgid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy
Related Wordsblazing, glowing, igneous, molten, seething, sizzling; heated, overheated, reheated, warmed; snug, toasty, warm, warmish; feverish, flushed, inflamed (also enflamed); canicular, muggy, steamy, summerlike, summery, tropical
Near Antonymschill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, nippy, snappy; blizzardly, frosty, snowy, subfreezing, subzero, wintry (also wintery); chilled, cooled, refrigerated, unheated; benumbed, numb, shivering
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: very hot
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