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Definition of Whirlpool

  • An eddy or vortex of water; a place in a body of water where the water moves round in a circle so as to produce a depression or cavity in the center, into which floating objects may be drawn; any body of water having a more or less circular motion caused by its flowing in an irregular channel, by the coming together of opposing currents, or the like.
  • a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
  • flow in a circular current, of liquids

How to use whirlpool in a sentence. Whirlpool pronunciation.

In this sick, mad land, in this whirlpool of secret murder and conspiracy, no one could tell what plot was hatching, what deeds were forward; and he could not yet be sure that no one save himself and herself knew who had killed Foorgat Bey.
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Every heaving motion of the vessel, which had made her so giddy as it danced over the shifting waves, she now distinctly felt again, and at last it seemed as if a whirlpool had seized the ship, and was whirling it round faster and faster in a circle.
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At first sight they may seem to be an unimportant episode in the story, and a blemish on its constructive lines but a little reflection reveals not only the humorous tenderness that inspired the novelist's pen in their creation, but contrasts them in their absurd indifference to time, with the turbulent and meaningless whirlpool where the modern revolutionists revolve.
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These big crossings are like whirlpools; you might go round and round, and never get anywhere.
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Another figure, and a more interesting one, is the famous St. Goar; a Gaul, seemingly (from the recorded names of his parents) of noble Roman blood, who took his station on the Rhine, under the cliffs of that Lurlei so famous in legend and ballad as haunted by some fair fiend, whose treacherous song lured the boatmen into the whirlpool at their foot.
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But there was the possibility of the unfortunate man being thrown into one of the vast pot-holes or cauldrons formed cavern-like in bends of the chasm, where as it rushed along past the zigzag of the broken rock the water glanced from one side, and shot almost at right angles across to the other, to whirl round and round, ever enlarging a great well-like hole, the centre of which looked like a funnel-like whirlpool, with the water screwing its way apparently into the bowels of the earth, and down whose watery throat great balls of foam were constantly being sucked.
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The happy butler winked with an acute divination of the Major's purpose and went unsteadily back to the whirlpool of learning.
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His thoughts were confused, but out of their dismayed confusion two or three fixed ideas reared themselves like crags from a whirlpool.
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The solitude, the silence of my poor soul, in the centre of this roaring whirlpool called Universe, is great, always, and sometimes strange and almost awful.
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It told of the little good Folk of the Scarlet Hills, in vague allusive phrases: their noiseless wanderings; their sojourning with the eagle, the wolf, and the deer; their triumph over the winds, the whirlpools, and the spirits of evil fame.
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It filled the room with the cry of the west wind; it called out of the frozen seas ghosts of forgotten worlds; it coaxed the soft breezes out of the South; it made them all to be at the whistle of the Scarlet Hunter who ruled the North. Then, passing through veil after veil of mystery, it told of a grand Seigneur whose boat was overturned in a whirlpool, and was saved by a little brown diver.
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Down below was a whirlpool, rising and falling-a hungry funnel of death.
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She ran to the spot above the whirlpool, and sprang out and down.
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Dropping upon a ledge beneath, and from that to a jutting tree, which gave way, he shot down into the whirlpool.
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There was a demon in the whirlpool, but God and demon were working in the man.
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Soot lay on the window-sills, and mingled with street dust to form little black whirlpools in the wind.
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Stretching before me, the troubled breast of the mighty river, and, immediately below, the main whirlpool of the Thames-the Maelstrom of the bulwarks of the middle arch-a grisly pool, which, with its superabundance of horror, fascinated me.
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Sion Tudor wrote an englyn on the Skerries whirlpool in the Menai; but it was Little Bob who wrote the stanza in which the future bridge over the Menai is hinted at.' "'You are right,' said I, 'you are right.
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His progress to the gallows was a short but a terrible one, marked by a series of violent whirlpools which set through that river of people.
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And now-divided as you have been-lost as you have been in endless whirlpools of infinitude, you are brought together again- and though your lover has ceased to question, you have not ceased to doubt!
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Examples of Whirlpool

Example #1
Her perfect safety lay in instant flight.
Example #2
She must leave the country at once.
Example #3
She closed her eyes, felt vaguely and in vain in the air for some holdfast, her head fell powerless on one side, and before her cheek sank upon her shoulder she uttered one feeble cry of distress, for she felt as if all her limbs were dropping from her body, as leaves in autumn fall from the boughs, and she fell back unconscious on the stony couch which Paulus had constructed for her.
Example #4
Her gaze became more and more staring and glazed, and she felt as if the rock, on which she was sitting, were changing into the ship which had brought her from Massilia to Ostia.
Example #5
For just as tranquillity may not signify stagnation, so revolution is not necessarily progression.
Example #6
And my old dears have such springs too in the bottom of their hearts, and pure as can be.