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.
And again he was left to watch the whirling couples with melancholy eyes.
The furniture was moved back, the rugs rolled up, and in a few minutes the dancers were whirling in a waltz.
Antony watched them screaming and whirling as they snatched at the food.
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.