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 Meanings and Examples of SCURRY
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scurry
 v.  go with light running steps; move about or proceed hurriedly
Example Sentence:
1  Do not worry if I scurry from the grill room in a hurry.
2  The attack began, sending residents scurrying for cover.
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  He was damned glad it was over--the scurry and the scuffle, the rouge and the rings.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
2  The chair gave a sort of scurry, reeled on a few more yards, and came to her end amid a particularly promising patch of bluebells.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
3  Thus, many men of courage, he considered, would be obliged to desert the colors and scurry like chickens.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
4  Always hurry and scurry, looking for copy and sometimes not finding it: and then, always to have something new in your stuff.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
5  approached it a repulsive, yellow, steaming liquid shot out causing some rats to scurry away into the nearby canal.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
6  Prissy and Wade scurried for the cellar and crouched in the cobwebbed darkness, Prissy squalling at the top of her voice and Wade sobbing and hiccoughing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  Pork scurried from the room as her voice roughened and Scarlett was left alone with Gerald.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
8  Above their heads a flock of chimney swallows whirled suddenly on swift wings and now and then a rabbit scurried startled across the road, his white tail bobbing like an eiderdown powder puff.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
9  The gophers scurried up and down the ploughed ground.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
10  As we approached, they barked, shook their tails at us, and scurried underground.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
11  Wilson's glazed eyes turned out to the ashheaps, where small grey clouds took on fantastic shape and scurried here and there in the faint dawn wind.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
12  And so he ran up to his father, stopped when his father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even slightly.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In II
13  When twilight came on and Prissy, scurrying like a black wraith, lit a lamp, Melanie became weaker.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
14  Amid the tears and confusion and kissing and scurrying for smelling salts and brandy, there was only one calm face, one dry pair of eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
15  When Jurgis lifted up the mattress he discovered beneath it a layer of scurrying roaches, almost as badly frightened as himself.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 16