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  • n. Plural form of shifting.

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Examples

  • It flattened its ears down at the sound of the man's voice, and its restless, hunching movements and the liftings and shiftings of its forefeet became more pronounced; but it would not come to the man.

    To Build a Fire

  • It flattened its ears down at the sound of the man's voice, and its restless, hunching movements and the liftings and shiftings of its forefeet became more pronounced but it would not come to the man.

    To Build A Fire

  • There was a long silence, broken only by the shiftings and creakings of horses and harness.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Now I'm back, sort of, only to find that much of the political news remains the same as when I took my creative break: Obama is maintaining his high national approval ratings as he moves his agenda forward, the clueless Republicans continue as little more than the obstructionist Party of No. But some shiftings are beginning to happen in Washington that I don't fully understand.

    "Shallow Throat": Is Obama Turning Into Bush Lite?

  • It's worse because in this innner world he doesn't even find a permanent eternal truth either, poor sod, because all he ends up with are the cnostant shiftings of sensual and mental perceptions.

    The Human Condition, continued

  • The drafts and shiftings are how these buildings lasted to become old farmhouses, rocking those inside to sleep like a ship on the wind.

    his house is in the village though

  • He is sunk in deep inertia, a rancid sweat developing, his mouth filled with the foretaste of massive inner shiftings.

    Underworld

  • Now she was stout of heart and cunning in the sailing of ships over the salt sea, and she knew all the winds and their shiftings and every course of the main.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The vernal and autumnal shiftings of camp, disruptions of homesteads and partings of kith and kin, friends and lovers, made the life many-sided as it was vigorous and noble, the outcome of hardy frames, strong minds and spirits breathing the very essence of liberty and independence.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It is, indeed, this unique contrast of a quaint element, childish crudities and nursery indecencies and “vain and amatorious” phrase jostling the finest and highest views of life and character, shown in the kaleidoscopic shiftings of the marvellous picture with many a

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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