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And a devilish piece of luck it was, for I have been hustling ever since.

With the four of them hustling, things were speedily arranged.

They have been hustling since then, but we held the lead for a long time.

The hustling business man who borrows is usually under forty.

The driver in advance was a hustling fellow, and he had two good horses.

His hands were now on the necks of two of the boys and he was hustling them toward the door.

He should have remained at home and allowed some hustling Western lawyer to act for him.

His hands were now on the necks of two of the boys, and he was hustling them toward the door.

Captain Candage was hustling his daughter toward the companionway.

(Interrupting and hustling Duke out) You hear what the lady says.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "to shake to and fro" (especially of money in a cap, as part of a game called hustle-cap), metathesized from Dutch hutselen, husseln "to shake, to toss," frequentative of hutsen, variant of hotsen "to shake." "The stems hot-, hut- appear in a number of formations in both High and Low German dialects, all implying a shaking movement" [OED]. Related: Hustled; hustling. Meaning "push roughly, shove" first recorded 1751. That of "hurry, move quickly" is from 1812.

Sense of "to get in a quick, illegal manner" is 1840 in American English; that of "to sell goods aggressively" is 1887.

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