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  • n. Plural form of fidgeting.


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  • It's the coffee, it's the nicotine, it's the deadlines my dear the deadlines, the so much to do, the such little time, the petty done, the undone vast, the sleep-when-I'm dead, or not even then, for he moves through this world as if rehearsing and rehearsing until it becomes second nature his repertoire of poltergeist shufflings and bangings and spectral fidgetings.


  • She opened her note immediately, glad to have anything to do, and happy, as she read it, to feel that the fidgetings of her aunt Norris, who was also to dine there, screened her a little from view.

    Mansfield Park

  • It was very well for Ginevra to be gummed to me, “keeping herself warm,” as she said, on the winter evenings, and harassing my very heart with her fidgetings and pokings, obliging me, indeed, sometimes to put an artful pin in my girdle by way of protection against her elbow; but


  • The latter third of the speech was marred by the resumption of fights and other recreations among certain of the bad boys, and by fidgetings and whisperings that extended far and wide, washing even to the bases of isolated and incorruptible rocks like Sid and Mary.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • And, where her tumblings and fidgetings had failed, this sound called her companion back from the downy meadows.

    Growing Pains

  • There was silence in the office except for the fidgetings and scufflings resulting from the Slytherins 'efforts to keep Ron and the others under control.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Tam turned his head round at one point, attracted by Spammy's back-seat fidgetings as he popped some morsel of food into the household-size matchbox he had put Sparky in.

    Boiling a Frog

  • Finally, you will note the fidgetings and scratchings which appear to our Lilliputian perceptions as earthquakes and convulsions. '

    When The World Screamed

  • Just after the pheasants and the first querulous fidgetings of hungry blackbirds comes a soft pattering along the path below: and Benjy, secretive and important, is fussing his way to the shrubbery, when instinct or real sentiment prompts him to look up at my window; he gives a whimper and a wag, and goes on.

    An Englishwoman's Love-Letters

  • At first the four floats were watched with an intensity of regard that should surely have had some effect in luring fishes to the surface; but as the minutes dragged by and not a fish seemed inclined even to nibble, the solemn silence which had brooded on the quartet was broken by sundry fidgetings and wrigglings and suppressed remarks on the variableness of fish and the slowness of fishing.

    A Little Bush Maid


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