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  • n. Plural form of pirouette.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pirouette.


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  • Then, from around the bend, the raft comes flying in mid-current, Kramer whooping as he executes pivots and pirouettes between the waves and holes, moving every bit like the dancer he was in college.

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  • The possibility that I might never get it all back waltzes across the floor of my worried thoughts at least once a day now, flaunting showstopping leaps and pirouettes, taking center stage for too long before exiting into the wings.

    Left Neglected

  • And John pirouettes to the next table, leaving us to chew.

    Richard Bangs: Death Valley Daze, Part II

  • A few times the story pirouettes on its tail to further convolute the proceedings, but a happy reader will lap up every progressive revelation with a grin of joy.

    "Constellations", ed. by Peter Crowther

  • Javier tells Abigail, "While you were practicing pirouettes and fouttés en tournant at Juilliard, I was busy mastering four languages, and by the time you graduated from NYU, I had the equivalent of two degrees, one in finance, the other in international studies."

    Drink One to Me, Christian Bennett by Vicki Allen

  • Of course, thanks to this movie that man also does pirouettes in the streets with this device, its engine growling manically, the sound gaining on you as it gets close enough so you can almost feel the teeth grinding individually.

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  • In director Georges Lavaudant's staging, aside from the ball's brief polkas and mazurkas—and a ballerina who periodically pirouettes in like a leftover Sugar Plum Fairy—the result is a series of soliloquies, set to music that can't seem to find its way—harsh, sharp, sour, aggressive, with fleeting nods to Tchaikovsky and other composers.

    Fénelon's Gnarled 'Orchard'

  • Maybe he's just not strange enough -- although his left-right pirouettes bring him closer and closer to edge with every turn of his fungible positions.

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  • The character of Karl, the black-hearted soldier who has designs on the King's daughter, is a gift of a role for Ivan Putrov, the former Royal Ballet principal who, accompanied by a posse of military henchmen and fabulous snarls of brass and percussion from the orchestra pit, pirouettes and punches a thrilling streak of darkness through the action.

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  • Daddy would beam a smile so deep it went right to his heart as she turned and did pirouettes in the living room, always with her right forefinger pressed to the top of her head.



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