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synonyms for whirs

  • bustle
  • fly
  • hum
  • move
  • revolve
  • sound
  • swirl
  • swish
  • vibrate
  • whiz
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How to use whirs in a sentence

She dashes her sentences with inarticulate whirs and whistles, and countless pious interjections: Gracias Dios!
SPANISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYSKATHARINE LEE BATES
And now—eight years after—'Mahbin Mill hums and whirs more merrily than ever.
CAMPAIGNING WITH CROOK AND STORIES OF ARMY LIFECHARLES KING
At that moment he heard the whistle of a train, and between the whirs of the wind he heard the tinkle of the signal bell.
A SON OF HAGARSIR HALL CAINE
It whirs and buzzes and backs and starts and whirs and buzzes over and over again.
TURNS ABOUT TOWNROBERT CORTES HOLLIDAY
The commander drops his plate, shouts a short, crisp command, and an electric alarm whirs inside the egg-shell.
AIRCRAFT AND SUBMARINESWILLIS J. ABBOT.
As we get up from under the live-oak, a stumpy-bodied little grasshopper whirs away in front of us.
INSECT STORIESVERNON L. KELLOGG
When an airplane whirs along, its propeller fans the air backward all the time.
COMMON SCIENCECARLETON W. WASHBURNE
The whirs of the insects suggested a ceaselessly active mentality.
THE GARDEN OF ALLAHROBERT HICHENS
Suddenly a twelve-pound shell whirs above the tree-tops, and tears up the ground at their feet.
THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF JAMES A. GARFIELDEMMA ELIZABETH BROWN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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