Was it the teeming entourage that flooded onto the train with him?
So for the 12 years he spent at Aldgate, Chaucer was mostly alone, with a teeming urban scene literally beneath his feet.
But the media and even some authorities believed it the work of a teeming horde.
Ebola causes the body to excrete fluids that are teeming with the virus.
His apartment, it would turn out, was teeming with the pinsize parasites.
Take China with her teeming millions, and ask why she has not peopled the world?
For me she was only an incident in this teeming radiant life.
New trains of ideas had been opened to him; his mind was teeming with suggestions.
They are all gone now, but then they were humming and teeming with work.
By this time the country south of the Ohio was teeming with a great restless population.
"abound, swarm," Old English teman (Mercian), tieman (West Saxon) "give birth to, produce," from Proto-Germanic *taumijanan, from PIE *deuk- "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Related to team in its now-obsolete Old English sense of "family, brood of young animals." The meaning "be fertile, abound, swarm" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Teemed; teeming.
"to flow copiously," c.1300, from Old Norse toema "to empty," from tomr "empty," cognate with Old English tom "empty." The original notion is of "to empty a vessel," thus "to pour out." Related: Teemed; teeming.