He was exceedingly nervous and flurried, and his wan, colorless face looked like an effaced page.
Let me impart my confidence to you, you flurried little thing, in my own way.
Next, a flurried brood of nestling partridges, flattened to earth, and piping dismally to one another.
Neither was she overawed or flurried when her callers entered.
He began to be flurried, for his own head was not too clear.
I must own that I was flurried and irritated in no common degree.
I am sure, if my parents should call on me to go with them, I shall be flurried out of my life.
One day, after a spree, he went on the Board wild and flurried.
I saw with some surprise that the flurried assistants were sending up the great straining canvas with a single rope attached.
I suppose I was somewhat "flurried" by the danger of my situation, and did not do as well as I might have done.
"snow squall" 1828, American English, with earlier senses of "commotion," etc., dating to 1680s; perhaps imitative, or else from 17c. flurr "to scatter, fly with a whirring noise," perhaps from Middle English flouren "to sprinkle, as with flour" (late 14c.).
1757 in the commotion sense, from flurry (n.); 1883 in the snow sense. Related: Flurried; flurries; flurrying.