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  • v. Present participle of hurry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. changing location rapidly
  • adj. moving with great haste


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  • All their hurrying is in order to complete their work for the love and glory of God.

    Women of God

  • And though CBS usually notes shots that are on tape, the practice was overlooked in hurrying to get Tom's hole-in-one on the air. - Golf ratings slump along with Tiger

  • "I'm coming," Marcia said, hurrying from the kitchen, with a bucket of warm water and a scrubbing brush.

    Prudence Crandall, Woman of Courage

  • "Get out of my way, you beggar!" he cried, pushing past Capitola and hurrying from the house.

    The Hidden Hand

  • We lost no time in hurrying through the gathering darkness, back to the camp; and, having arrived there, lighted our stove for the first time this autumn.

    Journal Kept During The Russian War: From The Departure Of The Army From England In April 1854, To The Fall Of Sebastopol

  • 'I may be too easily alarmed; but, with the bustle and fuss my uncle makes about every thing he pursues, he seldom fails of carrying his point; and he is now elated with his success over the prudent and worldly-minded Mr Fitz-Owen, and believes his interposition would every where prove as infallible as it has done in hurrying up this marriage for Philippa.'

    The Old Manor House

  • The Christmas holidays he would of course pass with his family at Killaloe, but he hardly liked the idea of hurrying off to Killaloe immediately the session should be over.

    Phineas Finn

  • Arguing the while, she dragged her by the hand with the idea of hurrying her off there and then.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Kevin hesitated, toying with the idea of hurrying after the guard and insisting he be admitted to the oowxt at once!

    Castle Of Deception

  • She saw a youth with a sword hurrying towards the Cohue Royale from a tangled mass of combatants.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker


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