[ US /ˈhwɝɫɪŋ, ˈwɝɫɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /wˈɜːlɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
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How To Use whirling In A Sentence

  • Lycoth cleared a path by whirling his two battleaxes.
  • A whirling flash of sapphire suddenly rotated --- in a delirious foxtrot --- with Doc's own dizzy nimbus of gilded amber. BEHINDLINGS
  • They've been whirling around the rink all week in preparation, but whose moves will light up the ice panel? The Sun
  • Then, last Saturday, Liverpool adjusted to cope with the pre-match loss of two key players, came back from conceding an early goal, and proceeded to thoroughly humiliate Manchester United at Old Trafford: "Ferguson, standing on the touchline in a coat reminiscent of Michael Foot, had the legs cut from under him and took to twitching from a seat in the dugout," whilst Wayne Rooney was reduced to an arm-whirling figure of anger and despair. Archive 2009-03-01
  • With the asymmetric, twisting, flailing impetus of Petronio's signature style dialled right up, they often appear to be battling the elements: they're hurled across the stage in whirling, lop-sided turns or jagged leaps. Stephen Petronio Company – review
  • Feffer in the furious whirling of his spirit took hint for a fixed point.
  • You set an angle on the dial, put a piece of wood on the surface and then big whirling blades of death chomp down and cut a perfect mitre joint for you.
  • It begins with snowdrops and ends with blackbirds celebrating choral evensong, and the rookeries, in whirling dervish mood. Times, Sunday Times
  • The "mummery" consisted in slow, gliding motions, in whirlings about intended to be graceful, in slow liftings of the hands upward, and in the beating of the drums. Boy Scouts on Motorcycles With the Flying Squadron
  • A blond woman, wearing the Imperial crown and with her hair braided in pigtails like a German _backfisch_, is whirling in the tango with a skeleton partner. Raemaekers' Cartoons With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers
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