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  • v. Simple past and past participle of flutter.

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Examples

  • His expression fluttered between rage and despair and I knew there was no way to make him leave.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • The word fluttered up from somewhere inside him, and with it he felt the breath of the curandero’s fan.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • But the unfortunate trade wind again fluttered her skirt, and again he backed away — not so far, this time, with much less of a bristle of his neck and shoulder hair, and with no more of a snarl than a mere half-baring of his fangs.

    CHAPTER XX

  • As I walked towards the highway, small butterflies and birds fluttered from the bushes and across the dirt road.

    Hike to Cuastecomate, Jalisco

  • As wine-and-gold streamers and confetti fluttered from the rafters, the final score was announced over the loudspeaker as Cavaliers fans danced in the aisles.

    USATODAY.com - Basketball - Boston vs. Cleveland

  • "An oasis," somebody shouted, and the word fluttered from mouth to mouth.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • The Spies performed prodigies of activity in clambering over the rooftops and cutting the streamers that fluttered from the chimneys.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Like the last five leaves blown from an autumn branch, the milkmaids fluttered from the apple-tree and couched their sleepy heads on their tired arms, and went each by herself into her particular dream; where if she found company or not she never told.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • But the unfortunate trade wind again fluttered her skirt, and again he backed away -- not so far, this time, with much less of a bristle of his neck and shoulder hair, and with no more of a snarl than a mere half-baring of his fangs.

    Chapter 20

  • Long Island, or the Brooklyn Bridge, or the amazing Liberty, and the word fluttered up from his heart even if he spoke it not.

    The Spread Eagle and Other Stories

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