verb (used without object)
Origin of whirlwind
Examples from the Web for whirlwind
He talks about a whirlwind weekend-long affair with a man he met at a club in Berlin.Choose Your Own Neil Patrick Harris: The Star on ‘Doogie,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ Gay Sex and More|Kevin Fallon|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well known for his inability to say no to worthy causes, Palmer has always been a whirlwind of good works.
After a whirlwind romance, Sarkozy quickly married Bruni in February 2008.Francois Hollande Announces Breakup with First Lady Valerie Trierweiler|Tracy McNicoll|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later that month he was making his first whirlwind foreign trip to identify countries that might be willing to take detainees.Congress Cooperates, Obama Pushes Hard, and Closing Gitmo Has a Chance|Daniel Klaidman|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This year has been a whirlwind for Kate Bosworth—featuring a new movie, new design collaboration, and even a new husband.
These ten or fifteen thousand men, available men, would be swept from our path like leaves in the whirlwind.
He knew not; in the whirlwind of his confusion he knew nothing.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)|Charles James Lever
Here it was that he introduced the famous comparison of Marlborough to an Angel guiding the whirlwind.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
All these causes combined could do no less than let loose a whirlwind.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.The Astronomy of the Bible|E. Walter Maunder
British Dictionary definitions for whirlwind
- a motion or course resembling this, esp in rapidity
- (as modifier)a whirlwind romance