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309 example sentences with  fidgeting

309 example sentences with fidgeting

"Amen!" quoth Giles, fidgeting uneasily with his bow, "forsooth, Sir Robert is a very potent lordGod help us all, say I!"

While the two men ate, the shriveled outcast beamed timidly, hovering about them, fidgeting.

"Yes, sir, exactlyprecisely so," answered the little man, fidgeting excessively, and as it seemed, growing paler every instant; "butbut, in fact, sir, there is, there has beenin short, have you not heard of thethe accident?" He wound up with a prodigious effort, and wiped his forehead when he had done.

Djuh want me to hurt you?" "You done have already," snarled Bill Allen, fidgeting on his cracker-box.

"If you were not swinging your legs, you were fidgeting in a fashion which you very well know to be unmannerly.

Miss Polly Burton could see that he had something on his mind, for, even before he began to talk that morning, he was fidgeting with his bit of string, and setting all her nerves on the jar.

"Point number one," he began excitedly, fidgeting with his inevitable piece of string.

He was watching her through his great bone-rimmed spectacles, and she could see the knuckles of his bony hands, just above the top of the table, fidgeting, fidgeting, fidgeting, till she wondered if there existed another set of fingers in the world which could undo the knots his lean ones made in that tiresome piece of string.

He was watching her through his great bone-rimmed spectacles, and she could see the knuckles of his bony hands, just above the top of the table, fidgeting, fidgeting, fidgeting, till she wondered if there existed another set of fingers in the world which could undo the knots his lean ones made in that tiresome piece of string.

He was watching her through his great bone-rimmed spectacles, and she could see the knuckles of his bony hands, just above the top of the table, fidgeting, fidgeting, fidgeting, till she wondered if there existed another set of fingers in the world which could undo the knots his lean ones made in that tiresome piece of string.

In her mind's eye she saw those fingers, rendered doubly nervous by the fearful cerebral excitement, grasping at first mechanically, even thoughtlessly, a bit of twine with which to secure the window; then the ruling habit strongest through all, the girl could see it; the lean and ingenious fingers fidgeting, fidgeting with that piece of string, tying knot after knot, more wonderful, more complicated, than any she had yet witnessed.

In her mind's eye she saw those fingers, rendered doubly nervous by the fearful cerebral excitement, grasping at first mechanically, even thoughtlessly, a bit of twine with which to secure the window; then the ruling habit strongest through all, the girl could see it; the lean and ingenious fingers fidgeting, fidgeting with that piece of string, tying knot after knot, more wonderful, more complicated, than any she had yet witnessed.

He rested his elbows on his knees, and his chin on his hands, and resumed his contemplative inspection of the shoe expert, who, after fidgeting for a few moments, lodged another complaint.

The thought of her mother fidgeting for her return home was delightful.

And with the futility of fidgeting there followed a calmer state of mind.

movement, bustle, stir, fuss, ado, bother, pottering, fidget, fidgetiness; flurry &c (haste) 684.

Haste N. haste, urgency; despatch, dispatch; acceleration, spurt, spirt^, forced march, rush, dash; speed, velocity &c 274; precipitancy, precipitation, precipitousness &c adj.; impetuosity; brusquerie^; hurry, drive, scramble, bustle, fuss, fidget, flurry, flutter, splutter.

" He patted 'im on the shoulder agin, and Sam, arter fidgeting about a bit, went out.

Then followed a long period of waiting, wherein Madame, fidgeting restlessly on her seat, kept fierce eyes fixed on the door through which the viands entered.

Now I must stop and go and dress, I see Bella fidgeting.

I could feel the Bonnie Lassie fidgeting on the bench.

She tried to talk to Lord Valmond, who was fidgeting about, looking as cross as a bear; but he would not stay still long enough to have any conversation.

She sat fidgeting in her chair, trying her best to convince the detective that she was a woman grown.

I just had them comfortably; enough to be infectious, but not enough to feel ill, so I was left in pleasant solitude while the women competed for the honour of smoothing my brother's pillow and tiptoeing in a fidgeting manner round his bed.

For a while she carried on her chat with an imaginary circle of admirers, twisting this way and that, fanning, fidgeting, twitching at her draperies, as she did in real life when people were noticing her.

And his self-restraint sobered her, made her refrain from the flashing and fidgeting which were the only way she knew of taking part in the immemorial love-dance.

She had been wandering about while he spoke, straightening a table-cover here, snipping a dead leaf off a geranium there, and otherwise fidgeting to conceal her emotion.

After much consideration the list reduced itself to the following names: Mr. Richard Venner and Mrs. Blanche Creamer, the lady at whose house she had met him,mansion-house breed,but will come,soft on Dick; Dudley Venner,take care of him herself; Elsie,Dick will see to her,won't it fidget the Creamer woman to see him round her?

"Well, and what next?" "Well," said the lawyer, fidgeting in his chair, "to make a long story short, the thumb-print has been identified as that of Mr. Reuben Hornby.

Johnny, silent and troubled, and looking as if death was out of his line, though, Heaven knows, he had seen enough of it during the last five years, was fidgeting awkwardly about the room.

The man stood at my side, staring at the ground and fidgeting, and biting his finger-nail in that disagreeable way he has.

Mr. Dudley began to fidget, for he saw no chance of finishing his exposition.

Sam didn't say nothing, but he kept fidgeting about as though 'e'd got something on his mind.

"Why not?" ses Mrs. Cook, fidgeting.

The cook thanked him, and noticed that Mr. Lister was fidgeting with a piece of paper.

As it continued, Mrs. Marshall-Smith went through the manoeuvers which in a less perfectly bred person would have been fidgeting.... No one paid any attention to Sylvia, who sat confronting herself in a long mirror and despising every garment she wore.

She was abstracted obviously for the simple reason that she had something on her mind, something not altogether to her liking, judging from the uneasy color which came and went in her face, by her rattling, senseless flow of chatter, by her fidgeting, unnecessary adjustments of the mechanism of the car.

But there stands your cook, fidgeting and looking this way, as if she had a word to put in on the occasion.

"Your mate seems to love the cupboard, Mr. Wallingford," Sennit remarked to me, in a good-natured manner, with an evident wish to establish still more amicable relations between us than had yet existed; "he has been in and about that galley these ten minutes, fidgeting with his tin-pot, like a raw hand who misses his mother's tea!"

You've got as many fine-looking boys over yonder, who seem to be fidgeting in their saddles.

"The Doctor had just gone, and I was in a fidget for fear Miss Sniffen would come back.

"Were it not that the accident will somewhat incommode Douglas, and greatly fidget you, I should not much regret it, for to me there is a peculiar charm about this old stone house and its quaint surroundings.

This lady was the sister of the judge and the half-sister of the other lady, Miss Penelope Knox,the thin, nervous, restless little old woman,who was fidgeting back and forth between the hearth and the doorway leading to the distant kitchen.

Always ready, day and night, to do just what I want done and in the way I want it, never knocking things about or fidgeting round, but just ready-handed, neat and bright.

Buzz's great hands grown very white, were fidgeting at his uniform buttons, and at the stripe on his sleeve, and the medal on his breast.

A fair-sized room, with a piano in one corner and groups of fidgeting jackies in every other corner.

how I hate the little fidgeting, fingering, dislocating imps!

He stood there fidgeting about for a bit, and then he puts his 'and on my shoulder.

Fifteen minutes before the appointed time Louis Mitchell was fidgeting nervously outside the Filbert Street cold-water "walk-up" known as Geraldine Manor, wondering if Miss Dunlap would notice his clothes.

CHAPTER IV A POINT OF HONOUR "How like my husband!" said Mrs. Fielding impatiently, fidgeting up and down the long drawing-room with a fretful frown on her pretty face.

Good-looking chaps, too," The sarcasm escaped Saunders, who was fidgeting uncomfortably.

"That is easily enough made, when people's so inclined," said Bill, fidgeting.

she said, unhastily, as her big sapphire eyes appraised him over her great fan of gaily colored feathers, and as Manuel somehow began to fidget.

"Why, but yes, this fair lame child of yours is my husband to-day,poor, frightened, fidgeting gray Manuel,and I love him, for Sesphra is all that you were when I loved you, Manuel, and when you condescended to take your pleasure of me."

You are welcome to your fidgeting gray husband.

"You only talk and fidget, because you are upset by the appearance of your allies; and such talking and fidgeting is very disturbing to an artist who is striving to reanimate the past."

Women are always a-fidgeting and chopping and changing with their money."

The Poor Relation had been fidgeting about and working her mouth while all this was going on.

You could see the men fidgeting, puzzled by the delay; as a wind goes about a corn-field, vague rumors were going about those wavering spears.

That irrepressible birdthe old cockrefused to consider himself as under arrest in his hen-coop, and insisted upon crowing about fifteen times a minute with that fidgeting irregularity which seems peculiar to certain unpleasant sounds, and which retains the ear fixed in nervous tension for the next explosion of defiance or pride, or whatever evil impulse it is which causes a cock to crow.

In two minutes half-a-dozen pretty little creatures would be fidgeting round, eating bread and butter daintily, neatly holding the morsel in their little forepaws and nuzzling into one's fingers for more.

He began to fidget.

He began to fidget again.

" XXXIX The Vicar had been fidgeting in his study, getting up and sitting down, and looking at the clock every two minutes.

Its representation is a scene-shifting, fidgeting business, but its charms tempt us almost invariably to sit it out.

The other twin's name is Ruby-crown, for he has a beautiful little crest of that color, half hidden in dark greenish; but not any of the black and yellow marks on the head that will always enable you to recognize the Golden-crown, if you can get a chance to see them while the little fellow is fidgeting about.

THE VESPER SPARROW (THE GRASS FINCH) "Please, uncle, before you tell us about this Sparrow, will you look at a sort of a striped, dull-brown bird that has been fidgeting over there under the bushes ever since we have been here?" [Illustration: Vesper Sparrow.] "I have been watching him too," said Rap; "a minute ago, when he flew over the stone fence, I saw he had white feathers outside on his tailnow he is back again.

" "Dinna do it now, then," replied the warper, fidgeting.

You should see me when it is he who is fidgeting to know why the piano has stopped.

"I am afraid, Captain Cuffe, we shall never clear it with a good-enough berth, sir," observed the fidgeting Griffin; "it seems to me the ship sets unaccountably to leeward to-day!

" "Give him an I O U," said Captain Bowers, fidgeting.

The sleeping figure in that big four-poster moved a little as the tide of sound played upon it, fidgeting this way and that.

But it was far from being a mistake to suppose that the line taken here by many writers did mean that there was a new Radicalism in the air, which went a good deal deeper than fidgeting about an estimate or the amount of the Queen's contribution to her own taxes.

Some erring sister fouled her anchor chain; another had engine-room trouble; another lagged for some other reason; there was fidgeting on the bridges.

'Hustle' does not sit well on the national character any more than falsetto or fidgeting becomes grown men.

His strength declined until assistance was needed to turn him in the bed, and his great sinewy hands were forever trembling and fidgeting on the coverlet.

Matthew Arnold wrote me an interesting letter some years ago about these stanzas, from which I make the following extract: "When one looks uneasily at a poem it is easy to fidget oneself further, and neither the Wordsworth nor the Coleridge of our common notions seem to be exactly hit off in the 'Stanzas'; still, I believe that the first described is Wordsworth and that the second described is Coleridge.

Lenochka stretched out her hand a second time, and timidly touched the quivering nostrils of Orlando, who champed his bit, and kept incessantly fidgeting.

That lady was incessantly fidgeting on her chair, working her narrow shoulders, laughing affectedly, and either all but closing her eyes or opening them unnaturally wide.

The man, having a lame horse, had come very slowly, fidgeting Mr. Grey into additional temporary discomfort.

There was no stir in the crowd, no one asked what time it was, there was no shuffling of feet, no yawning, no fidgeting; in earnest, fixed attention the people listened.

Then dull monotony reigned once more, and Keith resumed his fidgeting back and forth between the kitchen door and his own corner.

I would only urge on you the great importance of studying to be quiet and composed, and not fidgeting.

* * * * * Lord Findon sat alone in his study on the ground-floor, balancing a paper-knife on one finger, fidgeting with a newspaper of which he never read a word, and otherwise beguiling the time until the sound of Welby's step on the stairs should tell him that the interview upstairs was over.

S began to fidget about, getting up from where I had placed her, and terrifying me with her unsteady motions and the rocking of the canoe.

The fidget of silk and of crinoline, the rattling of keys, the creaking of stays and of shoes, will do a patient more harm than all the medicines in the world will do him good.

I have often seen the private nurse go on dusting or fidgeting about in a sick room all the while the patient is eating, or trying to eat.

Meanwhile Monsieur and Madame Tapotte were fidgeting upon their chairs in respectful silence.

" "Did Davy never see a mischievous boy fidgeting at prayers?"

One of this character had annoyed the clergyman where he attended church by fidgeting, and by uncouth sounds which he uttered during divine service.

Nap Errol stood outside his brother's door, an impatient frown on his face, his hand already fidgeting at the handle.

He was fidgeting with the paper in a fashion that seemed to indicate embarrassment.

While Beth is preparing a bath for herself, Alex appears with the knife and explains her resentment of Beth, all the while fidgeting and resulting in her cutting her leg, before attacking her.

However, other people such as teachers citation believe that fidget spinners are a distraction.

Pulling a mask on and off or fidgeting with it will lessen its effectiveness.

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โ€œFidgeting may provide a way to temporarily increase activity in regions of the cortex, the outermost layer of the brain.โ€

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Obviously, this forum is not for diagnosis but I am so embarrassed that I as an adult may have autism due to my being so easily distracted and always rocking my legs and fidgeting.

โ€œSigns to be aware of are things such as whining, panting, fidgeting, barking or pacing.โ€