This caused something of a flurry on the Internet—was Bensimon on drugs?
An 8-year-old boy stands with arms raised, worry in his face, and a flurry of activity in the background.
Thus began a flurry of back-and-forth emails between director and subject.
“I can relate to that,” Brown responded, prompting a flurry of applause.
Under Netanyahu, a flurry of anti-democratic bills has been introduced in parliament.
Being all in a flurry, they kept no look-out; if the moon was against me, my good stars were in my favor.
There was a great snarling and growling, a clashing of teeth and a flurry of bodies.
You think we are safe, flurry, but we can be drowned where we stand; the sea fills the cave.
The inhabitants were surely all of them in a flurry of furious activity.
Returning in a flurry to the surface, it was swimming around aimlessly and anxiously, when it caught the eye of a wandering shark.
"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.