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  • v. Present participle of pirouette.


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  • I tried pirouetting quickly a few times, to see if I could catch a glimpse of things to come.

    The English Is Coming!

  • This play is often risky behavior for many animals, because while a dolphin is spinning, a monkey is pirouetting, a lion somersaulting or making love on the open savannah, that individual is at risk from predators -- and sometimes even at risk from his or her own species.

    Brenda Peterson: What We Learn from Animals: How to Play

  • A harrowing tale of paranoia in a world filled with backstabbers, do-gooders and pirouetting princesses trying to get a leg up, it should connect with anyone at the office being pushed to climb the corporate ladder.

    Michael Bialas: Denver Film Festival's Bloody Good Show: 127 Hours , Black Swan

  • After regaining consciousness, my brother insisted he was a French ballet dancer and commenced pirouetting around the living room spouting, “Merci, Frommage!”

    The Power of the First Sentence | Write to Done

  • No part of a player's anatomy—even Andy Murray's braced ankle or Marion Bartoli's pirouetting figure—has had quite such a level of scrutiny.

    Fit Nadal Raring to Go

  • There was a cake—a fancy one, with ballerinas pirouetting all over it.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Ian Talbot's production does all it can to keep the plot boiling with an orgy of door-slamming, and there is a good moment when tapdancing bellhops and pirouetting chambermaids remind us that everyone in America thinks they're in show business.

    Lend Me A Tenor, The Musical - review

  • I turned the light back off and leaned back, my stomach pirouetting as I carefully pulled the lid off the box where I had stuffed my emotions.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • He did demonstrate terpsichorian skills, skilfully sidestepping the committee and pirouetting round their questions while sounding entirely reasonable.

    Nick 'O'Teen' Clegg turns nasty

  • The sort of things they do in the wild, running, jumping, pirouetting

    G is for Gerund « An A-Z of ELT


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