Phrases with "flurry"

Rudyard Kipling But the bulk of the fight was blind flurry and smother in the dark; hit, trip, and tumble, yelp, groan, and worry-worry-worry, round him and behind him and above him. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Lost in heaven knew what contemplation, they sat there until a flurry of snow drew a languid sigh from Gloria. “What’ve you been doing?” he asked, finding the silence oppressive. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Jack London The two girls arrived in a flurry of excitement, danger, and sudden death. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

And yet what was it about? Where was its growth? A ride through darkening woods, drunkenness over Mum, a flurry of rain . Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

You flurry fool, Alec! You chuck’m away slug. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

There was a flurry all round him. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins The flurry of her spirits, however, interfered with the exercise of her ingenuity. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Willa Cather There was a flurry of snow about Thanksgiving, and then December came on warm and clear. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

M. P. Shiel But lo!— by flurry applied, her flame— the billows’ bursts and cataracts quench: her peril she slips, though scathed. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

On those occasions there was nothing for it but to stand still till the flurry was over. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

There was a flurry of leaves, a crackle, a gasp and a grunt, then the thumping and thrashing of two bodies writhing in the brush. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Thomas Wolfe And even as he did so there was a flurry of excitement in the crowd. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

You flurry fool!” Alec rose, gripping a pick handle. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

A flurry of wind and sleet drove up, drenching the party and adding immeasurably to their discomfort; even Conway felt at one moment that it would be impossible to go much further. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

After a few words of greeting, the Squire excused his flurry by telling him where he had come from. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

Rudyard Kipling There was a flurry of hysterics at the opening door. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Suddenly there was a flurry under the hedge. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

One among them stepped forward and began: “Let him strike—” but a flurry among the guards told of a surprise. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Perhaps she did not want to flurry him. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Anthony Trollope And indeed he too had for the time been freed from the flurry of his affair with Mrs. Houghton by the other flurry occasioned by the Moldavian dance. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Olaf Stapledon And I reminded myself that we should very soon vanish like the flurry that a breeze has made on still water. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Willa Cather The older boys and girls came out first, with a flurry of raincoats and umbrellas. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

John Galsworthy And she stood still in a flurry of thought. To Let by John Galsworthy

Virginia Woolf The sky spread like a grey goose’s wing from which feathers were falling all over England. The sky was nothing but a flurry of falling flakes. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Jack London They had merely forgotten it in a flurry of excitement and desperate need. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

You flurry fool!” The reiteration of the offensive phrase was almost insufferable. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope I may as well tell you at once, as I do not wish to flurry you. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Henry James The flurry of work at the embassy was over and he had time to ask himself what in especial he should do. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

There was a gasp and a flurry at Winston’s side. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Charles Dickens I am getting into a flurry by being over-pleased, and I dare say I am as incoherent as need be. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Thomas Wolfe Till now he had kept himself secreted in the guest-room, and as he made his entrance there was a flurry of excited interest in the brilliant throng. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Robert Louis Stevenson Then she had to cook the dinner; then, of course — like a fool and a woman — must wait dinner for me, and make a flurry of herself. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson Houses are snowed up, and way-farers lost in a flurry within hail of their own fireside. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Wolfe This announcement caused a flurry of excitement. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Mrs. Gaskell I received a warm welcome, in spite of the little flurry produced by my impromptu visit, for I had only been able to give a day’s notice. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The stars winked at her intimately as they went by and the winds made a soft incessant flurry in her hair. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then, with Eleanor already edging away from the distasteful scene, there was a flurry by the door. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

William Makepeace Thackeray O my brave Snobs, what a flurry there will be among you when those papers appear! Well, you may judge, from the above description, what sort of a man Goldmore is. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Henry Handel Richardson In a flurry she snatched up bag and gloves. The Coat by Henry Handel Richardson

Rudyard Kipling But the red trail led straight as an arrow even to his grandfather’s tomb, and there, among the smashed spirit-bottles and the fragments of the mud image, the life left, with a flurry and a grunt. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

William Hope Hodgson It closed up in an instant, and all the mould where the cape had been vent into a sort of flurry of horrible ripplings, so that I ran back from it; for I did not dare to put my foot upon it. The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson

Thomas Hardy By-and-by Mrs. Melbury came up-stairs with a slight air of flurry and abruptness. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Nevil had gone by the time he reached the gate, in a flurry of sound that shattered the Sabbath quiet, and Marion was about to close the gate. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Rudyard Kipling I never imagined that a human being could so continuously labour and so collectedly think as did Tim through that Hell’s half-hour when the flurry was at its worst. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Anthony Trollope I told him not to flurry himself, and that he should have his money. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells My attention was diverted from this death flurry by a furious yelling, like that of the thing called a siren in our manufacturing towns. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Elizabeth Gaskell These two younger ladies came in, also arm-inarm, but with a certain timid flurry in look and movement very different from the composed dignity of their seniors (by two or three years). Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

There was a flurry and a general clicking of tongues. Burmese Days by George Orwell

He picked up Eleanor’s bag and his own and went upstairs with them, since the hall was a flurry of arriving guests. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope He was in a flurry like, as war nathural, and he and I carrying the dead man that’d been hearty only a few minutes afore! But shure, yer honour knows the thing had been talked over. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

For the most part he kept his eyes shut tight, as if suspecting his sight might be destroyed in the immense flurry of the elements. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

H. G. Wells Over the populous country below went a strange multitudinous crying and a flurry of alarm bells . The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Thomas Hardy A sudden fastidious decision that the pattern chosen would not suit her after all caused him to rise in a flurry and tear down the street to change them for others. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Flo made a dash at him, panting, and Nero sprang into the air with a flurry and lighted on Flory’s shoulder. Burmese Days by George Orwell

M. P. Shiel That, on the whole, was a day of flurry and trouble for Chris. About one p. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Rudyard Kipling It was cheap at the little flurry it cost him. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Sinclair Lewis In a flurry he glowered at Istra as she nonchalantly sat down opposite him, beside Mrs. Arty, and incuriously unfolded her napkin. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Jack never would have had the nerve to say all that, but of course a clever chap like Mr. Stirling, sitting comfortably in his study, with lots of time and no woman to flurry him, could make it up. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Jack London There was a great snarling and growling, a clashing of teeth and a flurry of bodies. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Arnold Bennett She was thus free to do her marketing without breath-taking flurry on Saturday morning. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

I did not allow myself to think of ultimate escape, for that would only flurry me, and one step at a time was enough. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Frank Edward flared and frankly referred to his father as “a flurry ole fool,” and the old man fancied the term was not one of endearment. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

There was a flurry of quick good-night kisses. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Anthony Trollope He could not allow himself to be brought there in a flurry of excitement, and there to sit till it was time for him to go, just as though it were an ordinary morning visit. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

You flurry fool, Alec. Damper him no good. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield