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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HELTER-SKELTER

Nobody but he could have twisted and turned in such a helter-skelter fashion.

Sometimes, but not very often, she threw them helter-skelter about the room.

I only know we ran quickly, helter-skelter, back home, back to Mazapevka.

But this cannot be done by helter-skelter or haphazard administration.

She flung off her coat in a helter-skelter way, and rolled up her sleeves.

There has never been about them the slightest trace of hustle or helter-skelter.

And how did the incubators and the helter-skelter and the midgets suit the taste of ye?'

Helter-skelter the men rushed out, Tony and his mates in front.

Helter-skelter, anyhow, without regard to order or precedence.

In the helter-skelter to the rear he had escaped by the Rossville road.

WORD ORIGIN

also helter skelter, 1590s, perhaps from skelte "to hasten, scatter hurriedly," with the first element there merely for the sake of rhyme. As an adjective from 1785.

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adverbin a confused manner
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