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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HURRY

Let me fix your hair and we'll hurry to Vinton's as fast as ever we can.

Now hurry into your dressing gown and let's begin our letters.

So hurry up and get out of here, if you know what's good for you!

God does not hurry such: have we enough of hope for them, or patience with them?

Even now, Burke did not look up, and his pen continued to hurry over the paper.

You hurry me so much that I have knocked my head against the window-shutter.

Oh, no; I like her very much, but she was in a hurry to leave town.

This is the animal page of the Sunday Star and Cadge is in a hurry for it, to do the obbligato.

You see, we left the shop in such a hurry we never thought about powder and ball.

I don't think she will, but you needn't be in a hurry—there's plenty of time.

WORD ORIGIN

1590, first recorded in Shakespeare, who used it often; perhaps a variant of harry (v.), or perhaps a West Midlands sense of Middle English hurren "to vibrate rapidly, buzz," from Proto-Germanic *hurza "to move with haste" (cf. Middle High German hurren "to whir, move fast," Old Swedish hurra "to whirl round"), which also perhaps is the root of hurl. Related: hurried; hurrying.

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