In calm contrast to the hurry of sailing vessel and steamer a silent fleet of white warships lay motionless in midstream.
If you hurry, you'll still find sun-kissed yellows, rusty reds, and an orange so piquant you'll want a bite out of it.
Folks are so in a hurry to have sex these days that even 15 is an eternity.
I began to hunt among the piles of canvases, saying, “hurry up, Tess, and get ready; we must take advantage of the morning light.”
The state of the argument within the church is not likely to change in a hurry, said Martin.
It is a great work, and not by any means one to be read in a hurry.
Now hurry into your dressing gown and let's begin our letters.
They seemed in no hurry, nor did they make any apparent effort to conceal themselves.
God does not hurry such: have we enough of hope for them, or patience with them?
Well, there's no hurry, of course; we can stay over indefinitely.
1590, first recorded in Shakespeare, who used it often; perhaps a variant of harry (v.), or perhaps a West Midlands sense of Middle English hurren "to vibrate rapidly, buzz," from Proto-Germanic *hurza "to move with haste" (cf. Middle High German hurren "to whir, move fast," Old Swedish hurra "to whirl round"), which also perhaps is the root of hurl. Related: hurried; hurrying.
c.1600, probably from hurry (v.).