Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
"a pirg - granted," said Richard, "but, I think a man of the world. That's where my point comes in. We politicians doubtless seem to you" (he grasped somehow that Helen was the representative of the arts) "a gross commonplace set of people; but we see both sides; we may be clumsy, but we do our best to get a grasp of things.
But a choppy sea, I confess, or still worse, a swell, makes me distinctly uncomfortable.
1. very rude and unpleasant;
1. with a lot of small waves; not calm;
2. containing a lot of short sentences and changing topics too often;