- They were both caught up in a whirling vortex of emotion.
- "Speed Racer" begins with a fast car race sequence that morphs into a flashback, then back again, in a whirling vortex of exposition and action.
- My head's in a whirl; I must sit down and think.
- The strong medicine made my head whirl.
- The colorful whirl of the dancer is beautiful to watch.
- I've never eaten squid before, but I'll give it a whirl.