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noun as in attempt

verb as in spin around

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Viewers are surrounded by a whirl of images in which it’s impossible to distinguish real from unreal.

I think within the next 10 years, we ought to be able to predict where fire whirls are likely to form.

It was a giant fire whirl with winds over 100 miles per hour.

Cambage is a whirl of drop-steps, shoulder shoves and jump hooks, her 6-foot-8 frame affording her whatever space she requires.

It all makes sense in the whirl of Ide’s fate-driven universe.

The dying are deceived by the chemical whirl of “a dying brain.”

I never lifted a brush before, I never mixed a paint, so I gave it a whirl.

A whirl of activity on and off the slopes, Kathy heads the local chapter of Disabled Sports, Eastern Sierra region.

Ted Widmer on the whirl of celebrity and policy that dance across the pages.

Sajed fearlessly slapped on the rollerblades to give them a whirl, and a skater was born.

Then dawn flung itself impetuously across the hills, and the naked rim of the canyon took form in a shifting whirl of smoke.

They are, however, much less energetic, and often of greater size than the hurricane whirl.

They could revel in the rugged measures of ‘Marmion,’ in the whirl and clatter of the ‘Last Minstrel.’

Fragments were spun off the whirl of people, bits of BSG uniforms torn off their wearers and tossed like confetti.

Her life at this time was a whirl of excitement—excitement of the keenest order—namely, trying on.


On this page you'll find 170 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whirl, such as: flurry, swirl, circle, circuit, circulation, and circumvolution.

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