whirling dervish

  1. a dervish whose actions include ecstatic dancing and whirling
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How To Use whirling dervish In A Sentence

  • It begins with snowdrops and ends with blackbirds celebrating choral evensong, and the rookeries, in whirling dervish mood. Times, Sunday Times
  • Five dollars would make me chirk up; ten would start a slight smile; twenty would put a beam in mine eye; fifty would cause me to utter shrill cries of unadulterated joys and a hundred would inspire me to actions like unto those of a whirling dervish. The Valley of the Giants
  • The overwhelming musical score and the too consistent whirling dervish camera only work to expose the film's desperate bid to keep its core vapidity under wraps.
  • We're not only talking modern dance, we're looking at all of dance's forms like capoeira, raves and whirling dervishes.
  • He became the patron saint of the Mevlevi Sufi order, whose ceremonies incorporated music and whirling dances in special dress (from which came their common description as “whirling dervishes”). C. The Mongol Empire and Its Successors
  • Soon he is digging like a whirling dervish, the impressive show ending with another frantic leap.
  • Fire-eaters and acrobats vied with the “Whirling Dervish” dances of Sufi ecstatics and the horseback shooting competitions of the thousands of curious Bedouin who had camped outside the city. Three Empires on the Nile
  • One is to incorporate one or two swivels into the snood or present your bait so that it flutters in the tide rather than spinning like a whirling Dervish.
  • Their path is an attempt to transcend the ego and achieve unity with the divine, with the help of a sheikh (also called pir) and of prayer, meditation and, in the case of the whirling dervishes, dancing.
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