SWIRL in a Sentence

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swirl
 n.  whirling motion; eddy, as of water
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  How pretty and fresh Cathleen had been that day in a swirl of blue organdie with fragrant roses at her sash and little black velvet slippers laced about her small ankles.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
2  The afternoon sun, slanting low through the newly leaved trees, spun sickeningly for a few moments in a swirl of gold and green.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  In a swirl of flakes which scratched at their eyes like a maniac darkness, he unbuckled the harness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  The farther wall of the orchard was already invisible, and the trees were standing out of a swirl of white vapour.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
5  The sky was a hideous lurid color and great swirls of black smoke went twisting up to hand in billowy clouds above the flames.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
6  Here the dreary pool swirls thick in muddy eddies and disgorges into Cocytus with its load of sand.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
7  All the fiends of hell seemed screaming in her ears and her brain swirled with confusion and panic so overpowering she clung to the window sill for support.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  Then his voice became thin and dim and his face above her swirled in a sickening mist which became heavier and heavier until she no longer saw him--or anything else.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
9  The mist swirled about her and she paid it no heed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
10  The pigeons swirled into the air, and all the animals, except Napoleon, flung themselves flat on their bellies and hid their faces.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
11  Certainly a gray mist swirled before my eyes, and when it cleared I found my collar-ends undone and the tingling after-taste of brandy upon my lips.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
12  I did so, and driven by the draught a coil of gray smoke swirled down the corridor, while the dry straw crackled and flamed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
13  The snow was now falling more heavily, and swirled about fiercely, for a high wind was beginning to blow.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
14  It closed with a bang and, in the swirling smoke, Scarlett, half blind, saw Melanie, stamping her feet on the flames, beating at them with something dark and heavy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
15  She was in a wild strange country so thick with swirling mist she could not see her hand before her face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Example Sentence:
1  Suddenly something flashed from the ramparts, a swirl of smoke jetted from the fort, a hellish explosion rocked the battlements.
2  Dancers spun in a swirl of skirts.
3  Rumours of a takeover began to swirl around the stock markets.
4  He took a mouthful of water and swirled it around his mouth.
5  The water swirled down the drain.
6  The log was swirled away downstream by the current.