A whirling economy and a whirling society and culture have given impatience its own political mandate.
Back in July, a whirling household appliance caught her by the weave.
But he was a whirling dervish of energy and could outwork his critics.
Bailey got the job and proceeded to “work like a whirling dervish.”
Her trademark long blond bangs strike out at odd angles, whirling to and fro as she speaks.
And each caught the other by the legs and whirling him round threw him down on the ground.
But do give me a moment, everything is all so whirling and hazy.
The furniture was moved back, the rugs rolled up, and in a few minutes the dancers were whirling in a waltz.
But his head was whirling round, the blood was gushing from his brow, his temple, his mouth.
whirling through the air it struck the water midway from shore to shore.
late 13c., probably from Old Norse hvirfla "to go round, spin," related to hvirfill "circle, ring, crown," and to Old English hweorfan "to turn" (see whir). Related: Whirled; whirling. Whirlybird "helicopter" is from 1951.
early 15c., "flywheel of a spindle," from whirl (v.). The meaning "act of whirling" is recorded from late 15c.; figurative sense of "confused activity" is recorded from 1550s. Colloquial sense of "tentative attempt" is attested from 1884, American English.