TWIRL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TWIRL
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 v.  move or turn round rapidly; whirl round
 v.  move and turn rapidly with the fingers
Classic Sentence:
1  The man, without answering, began to twirl the ends of his moustache.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In GRACE
2  He takes a stealthy look at her, and begins to twirl his moustache nervously, with his left hand akimbo on his hip.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT II
3  The girl seemed to waver, and Frome saw her twirl the end of her scarf irresolutely about her fingers.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In II
4  She was twirling in her fingers the thin stalk of a wildflower, a light mantle had slipped down to her elbows, and the wide gray ribbons of her hat were clinging to her bosom.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
5  He was twisting and twirling about, ingratiating himself with the daughters of an ancient General.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: III
6  Sonya, when he came in, was twirling round and was about to expand her dresses into a balloon and sit down.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I
7  An old seaman, bronzed by the tropical sun, advanced, twirling the remains of a tarpaulin between his hands.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
8  And slowly twirling his mustaches, he got up from the table and walked about the room.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 20
9  The Emperor of Japan, on a steady old white horse stencilled with black spots, was twirling five wash-hand basins at once, as it is the favourite recreation of that monarch to do.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
10  He had "a lady's waist," a victorious manner of trailing his sword and of twirling his mustache in a hook.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
11  He had taken her parasol from her hands while he spoke to her, and he now lifted it and twirled it above him as he lay on his back.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XX
12  Without ceremony, and with a rough hand, he twirled the supple Gamut around on his heel, and more than once affirmed that the Hurons had done themselves great credit in the fashion of his costume.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 22
13  But Amy whispered, with full eyes, as she twirled the faded stool, "Not tonight, dear."
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
14  The man drew out paper and tobacco and twirled the one up in the other with surprising dexterity.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
15  The tune he was whistling, his gait, and the gesture with which he twirled his mustache, all now seemed offensive.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIX
Example Sentence:
1  I spent about an hour and a half dropping the hoop, while I watched Kacey twirl around the back yard, full of grace and beauty.
2  He walked along briskly, twirling his cane in the air.
3  She danced and twirled across the room.
4  Bonnie twirled her empty glass in her fingers.