In all the hurly-burly we yet took time, two days ago, to sit in council and come to conclusion.
I went on, a thought coming to the surface in the hurly-burly of my mind.
In the middle of this hurly-burly men were on the move, some of them calm, jaded and patient.
In the hurly-burly and the general shriek for mercy his reassurances were not heard.
Old Sleet, it was said, had watched the boat pulling away for her even during the hurly-burly of the squall.
It comes like a benediction after the hurly-burly of the gale.
Quickly he was lost to view in the hurly-burly of foam and spray.
Then does woe betide those who are caught in the hurly-burly.
Then there was hurly-burly of battle once more—fight, flight, and pursuit.
The only kind words I have heard have come from the hurly-burly.
also hurlyburly, 1530s, apparently an alteration of phrase hurling and burling, reduplication of 14c. hurling "commotion, tumult," verbal noun of hurl (q.v.). Hurling time was the name applied by chroniclers to the period of tumult and commotion around Wat Tyler's rebellion.