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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pirouette.


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  • Leaves pirouetted through a gap between buildings, brown-husk corpses driven by invisible wind.

    The Last Liverbeast « A Fly in Amber

  • With a nod, Annie pirouetted around in a rustle of taffeta and left the room.

    Etched in Bone

  • The Dutchman had his back to goal when he received a pass from Robert Pires but with a deft and exquisite touch of his left boot he flicked the ball around Nikos Dabizas, pirouetted and ran the other side, leaving the Newcastle defender completely disoriented before coolly beating Shay Given.

    Guardian writers choose their favourite Premier League goal

  • Taylor stutter-stepped to avoid a tackle, then pirouetted away from Marecic to keep the play alive, all while teetering dangerously close to the sideline.

    Stanford Blows Out Virginia Tech In Orange Bowl

  • Webber and the remains of his vehicle pirouetted in the sky before crashing back down to earth, overturning and sliding at high speed into a tyre barrier.

    'I'm lucky to be in one piece,' admits Mark Webber after 190mph crash

  • When challenged by the racist right, Obama pirouetted to the right in true Clintonian fashion, boasting that his health care "reform" explicitly excludes undocumented immigrants, unlike the universal health care programs in place in most other economically advanced nations.

    Andy Thayer: May Day Immigration March Offers Opportunity to Push Back Against Arizona

  • Waiters pirouetted around the tables delivering small cups of coffee, for which the dinner's organizers thanked sponsor Nespresso, part of Swiss food giant Nestlé SA.

    The French Menu for a Consumer Society

  • In the 91st minute of a pulsating game, the United States pulled back from the abyss of elimination, pirouetted on the edge of the blackest despair, and buried the ball in Algeria's net, thereby turning what would have been a result of monumental injustice into one of shriek-aloud elation.


  • I sat back and watched as beautiful young women, who still looked like little girls playing dress-up, pirouetted in front of a three-way mirror.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • Society girls in ballet costumes and even more scanty outfits pirouetted in the street.

    Devil Dog


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