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  • v. Present participle of squirm.
  • n. The motion of something that squirms.


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  • That I can't read it without squirming is my problem not hers.

    Monica Edinger: Fiction about Real People: Some Thoughts Related to Sharon Dogar's Annexed

  • For anyone who enjoys the sight of liberals squirming, that is the nicest touch of all: the former Tridentine Rite now bears the name of the man who convened Vatican II.

    An exciting time to be Catholic

  • What followed was not the worst of George's lifetime of mortifications, but he vividly recalled his squirming embarrassment in the backseat as the chauffeur got out of the car and set about changing the tire.

    The Nation: Top Stories

  • But with nothing eternal before me but death, given for a brief spell this yeasty crawling and squirming which is called life, why, it would be immoral for me to perform any act that was a sacrifice.

    Chapter 8

  • I don't know whence you get the idea that I'm "squirming".

    Bad Boy Bible Study

  • Are the students kind of squirming around and uncomfortable?

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2006

  • And well, we were kind of squirming along with him at times.

    CNN Transcript Jan 26, 2006

  • Just above her, fire roared out of the fifth-story window as though it were fed by forced draft, the tongues and billows of orange flame shooting halfway out over the street like a kind of squirming canopy over her head.

    Time and Again

  • This affair has caused a great deal of "squirming" about Staunton, & it is thought that a considerable amount of this fund will be found in hands that will find it inconvenient to fork over.

    Augusta County: Cyrus Alexander to John H. McCue, December 18, 1858

  • He was kind of squirming about to get us to war come what may and obviously hoping he could get Bush to cooperate in a UN resolution.

    Trina's Kitchen


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