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predicative In a whirl; whirling.‘her mind was awhirl with images’
- ‘Iraq is awhirl in rumors.’
- ‘As we climb back into the air-conditioned truck, my mind is awhirl.’
- ‘My mind was awhirl with duties that needed to be done.’
- ‘I followed his lead but as I sipped my soup delicately my mind was awhirl with thoughts of Annabelle's new personality.’
- ‘Ezekiel's mind was awhirl with the events of the past couple of hours.’
- ‘As I soaked in the hot water to wake up, my brain was awhirl in a multitude of thoughts.’
- ‘The two women raced after the fleeing trio ahead of them, her thoughts too awhirl for her to formulate motion.’
- ‘He looked at her, eyes awhirl with emotions and face stonily blank.’
- ‘My mind awhirl, I was trying to decide what to do when the communicator scratched again, ‘Sir, we have a call coming in from the Captain of the Appaloosa.’’
- ‘In films she was a creation of lighting and makeup, with enough hints of vulnerability to set imaginations awhirl.’
- ‘Her mind was awhirl with thoughts, none of them pleasant and all of them directed at Armand.’
- ‘Both constructions are set awhirl for the finale.’
- ‘His gaze followed the two clubbers as they left the street, his mind sent awhirl by what Fezz had said.’
- ‘I kissed his forehead again and left the room, my thoughts awhirl.’
- ‘He stepped out of the house, his mind awhirl with thoughts of Melissa.’
- ‘Set positively awhirl by the choreographer, the show opens in overdrive.’
- ‘I knew that I should be more concerned with my immediate fate at the moment, but my mind was awhirl with other thoughts.’
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