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  • n. Plural form of bobbing.

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Examples

  • That is to say, the minute you lock it all down, settle too hard on your preferences and refuse to allow new musical possibilities, new bands and sounds and head bobbings into your personal transom, well, might as well hang it up and go watch Bill O'Reilly and listen to Helen Reddy on the transistor in Florida.

    Mark Morford: Forgive Me, I Do Not Like The Arcade Fire

  • Nishimura castle, and between his catchings for breath and his perpetual kow-towings and bobbings he had told the haughty lord and his haughtier lady of the mésalliance of their only son.

    The Bride of Yonejiro

  • My explanation that I am bound in the other direction elicits sundry additional bobbings of the head and soothing utterances and smiles, but he points reassuringly to the ferry.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

  • Things constituted by their buoyancy to float are remarkable for lively bobbings when they are cast upon the waters; and such was the case with

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Complete

  • Things constituted by their buoyancy to float are remarkable for lively bobbings when they are cast upon the waters; and such was the case with Weyburn, until the agitation produced by Mrs. Pagnell left him free to sail away in the society of the steadiest.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Volume 2

  • But the balance of our public equanimity is prone to violent antic bobbings on occasions when, for example, an ostentatious garment shall appear disdainful our class and ourself, and coin of the realm has not usurped command of one of the scales: thus a fairly pleasant answer, cast in persuasive features, provoked the retort:

    One of Our Conquerors — Volume 1

  • I felt as much tantalised as the unhappy Tantalus must have been when unsuccessful in his bobbings for cherries in the cherry-orchard, and as much grieved as any mother would be at losing her first-born, and resolved and planned forthwith to do everything that lay in my power to visit the lake again.

    What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

  • For an hour, Obama spoke with a measured urgency that occasionally overrode even the customary bobbings up and down of the Speaker, the Vice-President, and the audience.

    The New Yorker

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