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adjective & adverb
Covered or surrounded with something swirling; swirling.[as adverb] ‘she shook her head, sending the streamers aswirl’
- ‘One was a rousing version of a polka that would set us all aswirl, spinning giddy circles until we crashed into each other.’
- ‘Rumors are already aswirl about a top-level study on how to restructure the consulting business.’
- ‘By contrast, the exhibition's centerpiece demonstrates that the fragmented nature of modern reality can be restored to classical holism with a harmonious composition featuring several figures aswirl in a rhythmic ritual dance.’
- ‘In a media world aswirl with public condemnation and calumny, a few journalists tried with difficulty to keep their heads.’
- ‘Rumors are aswirl on campus that she actually slept on the floor at a freshman dorm.’
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