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.
We made fast to the levee, and as we were in no hurry, I did not call any of the passengers.
They seemed in no hurry, nor did they make any apparent effort to conceal themselves.
He had evidently dressed in a hurry, for his cravat was ill-tied and the collar gaped.
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.).