whirling dervish

  1. a member of a Turkish order of dervishes, or Sufis, whose ritual consists in part of a highly stylized whirling dance.

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How to use whirling dervish in a sentence

  • The room was doing a whirling dervish dance about him, but he still felt it his duty to explain.

    Galusha the Magnificent | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Wasn't it father who was giving the commendable imitation of a whirling dervish on the pier-head?

    Little Miss Grouch | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • If Mr. Talmage had been born in Turkey, is it not probable that he would now be a whirling dervish?

  • He was an advanced kind of religious fanatic, nearly in the foaming stages, something like a whirling dervish.

    V. V.'s Eyes | Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • If you are still thinking of a career, why not a whirling dervish?

    Bambi | Marjorie Benton Cooke