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Flurried

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Flurried Agitated; excited.
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Usage

In literature:

It was a sunbeam in a snarl, or a snow flurry out of a blue sky.
"A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life." by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
The great depth of snow endured, was added to by spasmodic flurries.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
She came, very pale, poor thing, and flurried, breathing fast.
"The Purple Cloud" by M.P. Shiel
In the flurry of the moment he covered it up.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
She shook in a pitiful little flurry of fear, then became motionless again.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
She seemed in a flurry, and walked out of the room.
"Trial of Mary Blandy"
He spoke without flurry.
"The Great Prince Shan" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
There was not even a flurry in zitherns.
"True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office" by Arthur Train
He was too flurried to knock this time, and indeed Lisbeth did not expect it of him.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
They'll grumble perhaps, with some force, But they're not going to flurry G. GOSCHEN.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100. February 14, 1891." by Various
Then the fire was lighted, also without flurry.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, June 6, 1891" by Various
He had a fencer's suppleness of wrist and balance of body; he pressed Wogan hard and without flurry.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
King Charles' war flurry against the Covenanters, in 1639, brought him no honor.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
Pauline was as flurried as though the preliminaries of a ball were in hand.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
He was late, and she thought he looked flurried.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
The mother became desperately alarmed, and made a number of flurried concessions.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Once he was in the lobby at five-and-twenty minutes to ten, distressed and flurried.
"McClure's Magazine, Volume VI, No. 3. February 1896" by Various
A flurried station-master and his staff were receiving the official party.
"Lady Merton, Colonist" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
You are so flurried by all this, that you are not fit to go anywhere else.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
His Vermont upbringing told him it would be flurrying within the hour.
"Code Three" by Rick Raphael
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In poetry:

And all her heart
Is a woven part
Of the flurry and drift
Of whirling snow;
"Why" by Bliss William Carman
Never mind then—at him again!
His flurry now can't last long;
He'll never again see land—
Try that on him, Marchand!
On him again, brave Strong!
"The Bay-Fight" by Henry Howard Brownell
What secret trouble stirs thy breast?
Why all this fret and flurry?
Dost thou not know that what is best
In this too restless world is rest
From over-work and worry?
"Mad River, In The White Mountains" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Along the narrow sandy height
I watch them swiftly come and go,
Or round the leafless wood,
Like flurries of wind-driven snow,
Revolving in perpetual flight,
A changing multitude.
"Snowbirds" by Archibald Lampman
If we knew the language, we should hear strange things;
Mrs. Chirry, Mrs. Flurry, deep in private chat.
"How are all your nestlings, dear? Do they use their wings?
What was that sad tale about a cat?"
"Secrets" by Susan Coolidge
Bared are the brown tenements, and all the world may see
What Mrs. Chirry, Mrs. Flurry, hid so close that day.
In the place of rustling wings, cold winds rustling be,
And thickly lie the icicles where once the warm brood lay.
"Secrets" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Rain, cold winds, deep snow in the mountains and even flurries in the High Desert, according to the National Weather Service.
Before the flurry of lawsuits, revenue from foreign exchange and other trading activities accounted for as much as 12 percent of the bank's total fee revenue.
Like yesterday, a few flurries or light snow showers have been seen mainly north and west of the District.
I have spent the last ten months of my life in a flurry of excitement.
Unseasonably warm temps to give way to possible flurries by weekend.
Despite a flurry of legal filings from CBS charging trade-secret violations, ABC's reality competition series The Glass House will debut tonight as scheduled.
The globe-trotting Northern Irishman competes regularly on the PGA and European tours and has decided to finish his 2013 US schedule in August, earlier than usual, before switching his focus to the late-season flurry of events in Europe.
There was a flurry of reports in the afternoon about the Union's pursuit of Marek Mintal, the Slovakian striker currently playing at FC Nurnberg.
DETROIT (AP) — Chilly winds and snow flurries were greeting thousands of Michigan travelers as they headed home after spending the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.
Chilly winds and snow flurries were greeting thousands of Michigan travelers as they headed home after spending the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.
Two of the hospital industries leading group purchasing organizations announced a flurry of supply deals with medical device companies for wound care and hand held surgical instruments Thursday.
The goals came in a flurry for Josh Heller : He scored out on the break.
But recent days have seen a flurry of activity, including the unleashing of Vice President Joe Biden.
Nearly a week from regional elections, Algerians are less interested in the public vote than an intensifying behind-the-scenes power struggle - one that is playing out through a flurry of corruption probes.
N early a week from regional elections, Algerians are less interested in the public vote than an intensifying behind-the-scenes power struggle - one that is playing out through a flurry of corruption probes.
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In science:

The HH results stimulated a flurry of research and development aimed at improving introductory mechanics courses.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
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