- adv. without making progress
“Soaring in circles like a monstrous hawk upon the forty-thousand-foot level I let the monoplane guide herself, and with my Mannheim glass I made a careful observation of my surroundings.”
“I spun in circles to see my accordian-pleated skirt flair up to my waist.”
“He refused to respond to any signals from Earth; he just drove around in circles or threw scoopfuls of mud into the air.”
“It whirred, dropped to the ground, and buzzed in circles around her before returning to its branch.”
“Premonstratensian Canons were early grouped in circles (circarias), at the head of which was a "circator" whose office resembled that of the provincial of more recent orders.”
“Wolves and jackals, when frightened, certainly tuck in their tails; and a tamed jackal has been described as careering round his master in circles and figures of eight, like a dog, with his tail between his legs.”
“To this the psycho-analyst replied that he did not feel at all sure that Euclid might not have been inspired to write his Geometry by the sexual ideas which men have, from time immemorial, embodied in circles and triangles and diameters.”
“Maigret could have sworn that Urbain de Chézaud moved in circles where people were interested in Isabelle.”
“Playfully move in circles as you sing my Ring Around the Yogi song.”
“While we were yet gazing after them, they reappeared, and settled quietly on the dove-cot; but as we congratulated ourselves on a return which showed they accepted this as a home, up sprang the three blue pigeons, the noble foreigners, for whom chiefly I had planned the house, and rising in circles high in air, winged their rapid way direct towards Falconhurst.”
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