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  • n. Plural form of fluttering.


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  • It shivered quietly in my hands, like a small bird, and I held it to my ear and listened to its soft flutterings; I held my tongue to the roof of my mouth and tried to remember its taste.

    The Future and Why We are Afraid

  • For them there was nothing left — no more tremblings and flutterings and delicious anguishes, no more throbbing and pulsing, and sighing and song.


  • After such false flutterings, his guardians refused longer to be thrilled when he crossed the Yellow Sea in a sampan, was “rumored” to have died of beri-beri, was captured from the Russians by the Japanese at Mukden, and endured military imprisonment in Japan.


  • And there was more that passed through her mind — sensations of tiredness and loneliness; trampling squadrons and shadowy armies of vague feelings and vaguer prompting; and deeper and dimmer whisperings and echoings, the flutterings of forgotten generations crystallized into being and fluttering anew and always, undreamed and unguessed, subtle and potent, the spirit and essence of life that under a thousand deceits and masks forever makes for life.

    Chapter XIV

  • And as if at a signal, all the multitude of cockroaches took wings of flight and filled the room with their flutterings and circlings.


  • She says, I'm having the flutterings of the beginnings of a record, for sure.

    Michael Bialas: When Playing Favorites, Grace Potter Always Bets On Red Rocks

  • The flutterings the night before the ceremony were sparked by the visitation of a ghost!

    Varla Ventura: Bride of the Bizarre: Zombies, Pillowy Brides and Wedding Night Ghosts

  • Ms. Fisher's birdlike dance postures resembled a hawk's flutterings.

    He Crosses Borders

  • These annual rituals, replete with the flutterings of safety and fear, comfort, belonging, awe and physical hunger, keep the harshness of our simplistic and moralistic views cycling.

    The Tone of Our Atonement: A Meditation for Yom Kippur

  • Strange flutterings assailed the heart of James Hicks, hitherto callous to female charms, and then happened the most surprising event of that surprising day.

    Archive 2010-04-01


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