“But whew,” he says, making a whistling sound and sweeping his hand over his head.
“whew, that guy,” says Jerry wearily, rising to go out front for his set with the New Riders.
So—whew—the bleeding seems finally to have been staunched, three months after BP stabbed its hole in the bottom of the sea.
Tha's done that a gooid en, but yond's th' whew, soa we mun goa an' do another bit for th' maister.
whew—— "Señor of all the domains, fiefs, keeps and marshes of Warren of Kentucky—"
The priest being amazed, he could not tell what to say, but whistled and said whew!
"whew," I said, passing my hand over my heated face, and grinning at the Prince.
At that instant old Mr. Valentine came in, newly arrived from the Hill, and “whew”-ing at the cold.
He stared, slowly shook his head, and then uttered a fervent, "whew!"
Mr. Wedgwood remarks that such sounds are written down as whew, and they serve as interjections for surprise.
exclamation of astonishment, etc., early 15c., a whistling sound, of imitative origin.
An exclamation of astonishment, relief, incredulity, etc: It faces ABC's not-nearly-so-formidable Ellen. Whew/ ''Woooeee!'' says Dahl in mock terror
[1890+; probably echoic fr the whistling exhalation of a relieved person]