from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Whoop! hallo! Also spelled hoop-la and houp-la.


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  • When he learned he had been assigned the case, he wrote his wife that if the case were not quickly settled, his decision would go against the government, and then "whoop-la, your little man is in the mud."

    Geoffrey R. Stone: ACLU v. NSA: "A Fearless and Independent Judiciary"

  • I think that part of why I feel so weary now--so exhausted about the whole thing is that all the whoop-la of gifts and cookies and food and holiday perfection often makes us miss the real reason for it all.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Kerry is not running for any office, so it is clear from all this whoop-la, that the President and the Republicans are clutching at straws to keep their failed policies alive.

    Blogtalk: The Kerry Kerfuffle, Day 2 - The Caucus Blog -

  • "I believe that this whoop-la over the ballots in Florida is planned massive confusion to stage the way for our federal government to centralize our voting in order for them to gain more control over the outcome of our elections."

    CNN Transcript - Sunday Morning News: What Does Public Think About Presidential Recount? - November 19, 2000

  • But instead of choristers in short skirts, tripping, the whoop-la and boosting the landlord's wine, one feasts the eye upon M√ľnchenese of a rhinocerous fatness, dropsical and gargantuan creatures, bisons in skirts, who pass laboriously among the bibuli, offering bunches of little pretzels strung upon red strings.

    Europe After 8:15

  • And while Waddy got over kind of late he had the luck to be in a replacement unit that made the whoop-la advance into

    Torchy As A Pa

  • You're up against it, same as me, an 'you can unerstan' a feller; your heart's in the right place, by Harry -- come 'long, ole chappie, an 'we'll light up the house, an' have some fizz, an 'we'll raise hell, we will -- whoop-la!

    The Jungle

  • With a whoop-la, old Trimble Rogers leaped to his feet, the long musket at his shoulder.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer

  • All were greatly disappointed to think that the Army had to compete with the sawdust, the tinsel, the gay music and the dash and whoop-la of the circus.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants or, Handling Their First Real Commands

  • There was Mick, what he called his hat stuck on the back of his head, and what was left of his coat-tails flying in the air behind him, heading for the first stone wall, and, before you could say "knife," he was over it like a bird, across the road, over the wall the other side, with a "whoop-la" that you could have heard in the cathedral in Limerick.

    The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon


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