rotating rapidly; spinning; whirling (usually used predicatively):
dancers awhirl to the strains of a lively waltz.
His senses were awhirl, his spirits high in the chimera that Trusia cared for him.
Trusia Davis Brinton
Everything had come so suddenly that the girl’s brain was all awhirl.
The Easiest Way Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
This much Joe Hawkridge comprehended, although his mind was awhirl.
Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
Even then her mind was awhirl, and fatigue and perhaps hunger, too, made it impossible to think seriously.
The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
The whole island was awhirl with rumours; it was said, again and again, that fighting had begun.
Twelve Stories and a Dream H. G. Wells
His head was awhirl, his pulses fairly pounding with the weird, quixotic purport of his impulse.
Little Eve Edgarton Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
I slept but little that night; my brain was awhirl with many thoughts.
Dead Man’s Love Tom Gallon
He sat down again, his senses all awhirl with the aching desire he had to hold her in his arms.
Despair’s Last Journey David Christie Murray
The sun may burn till his senses are all awhirl, he must go on.
In the Foreign Legion Erwin Rosen
She hung up, leaving the little French girl in a state of bewilderment, her mind all awhirl with questions.
Hour of Enchantment Roy J. Snell
1837, from a- (1) + whirl (v.).
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an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like: in awe of God; in awe of great political figures. Archaic. power to inspire fear or reverence. Obsolete. fear or dread. to inspire with awe. to influence or restrain by awe. Historical Examples Nevertheless he […]
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