WHIRL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of WHIRL
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whirl
 v.  move or cause to move rapidly around and around
 n.  state of confusion; tumult
Example Sentence:
1  He can't adjust himself to the whirl of modern life in this big city.
2  The next few hours passed by in a whirl of activity.
3  The switch hovered in the air -- the peril was desperate -- "My! Look behind you, aunt!" The old lady whirled round, and snatched her skirts out of danger.
4  But next minute I whirled in on a kind of an explanation how a valley was different from a common servant and HAD to go to church whether he wanted to or not, and set with the family, on account of its being the law.
5  The leaves whirled in the wind.
6  He whirled his partner round the dance floor.
Classic Sentence: (87 in 6 pages)
1  Watching Mattie whirl down the floor from hand to hand he wondered how he could ever have thought that his dull talk interested her.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  He smiled at the whirl of metaphor with which he was trying to build up a defence against the influences of the last hour.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
3  "Well, I see Kennicott's wife is taking a whirl at the rest-room, now," said Dr. Westlake.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
4  The loose coils rapidly straightened out in a long dragging line astern, and then, instantly, the reel began to whirl.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
5  His knees were shaking beneath him, and his mind was in a whirl.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 18
6  When in Mr. Gardner's employment, I was kept in such a perpetual whirl of excitement, I could think of nothing, scarcely, but my life; and in thinking of my life, I almost forgot my liberty.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
7  The blue whirl of men got very near, until it seemed that in truth there would be a close and frightful scuffle.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
8  As he passed along, the trees and bushes, the huts of his servitude, the whole scene of his degradation, seemed to whirl by him as the landscape by the rushing ear.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
9  My head is in a whirl," I remarked; "the more one thinks of it the more mysterious it grows.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
10  In every meeting there was a hope of receiving farther confirmation of Miss Crawford's attachment; but the whirl of a ballroom, perhaps, was not particularly favourable to the excitement or expression of serious feelings.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
11  The long sweep of green water roaring forever down, and the thick flickering curtain of spray hissing forever upward, turn a man giddy with their constant whirl and clamour.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
12  There was a perfect whirl in my head.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: V
13  Just then Julie, who by the death of her brothers had become one of the richest heiresses in Moscow, was in the full whirl of society pleasures.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II
14  My head is sometimes in a whirl.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XI
15  A frenzied whirl enveloped them.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN