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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tousle.


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  • Mia looked so beautiful in her lavender dress, her hair slightly curled in long tousles, the beaded earrings glinting in the setting sun.

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  • While I would have enjoyed loading up the Wagon Queen Family Truckster, hitting the New Jersey Turnpike, and straddling two lanes at a leisurely 37mph while the icy wind tousles my hair through my missing windshield and my Ironic Orange Julius Bike hangs out the tailgate, it turns out I have to be elsewhere in the country for something more important.

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  • The registration clerk cuddles you and coos; nurses want to hold you; the doctor tousles your hair, which makes you laugh.

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  • He reaches across the table and tousles my hair affectionately.

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  • The king tousles the boy's hair, and the boy looks at him frankly.

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  • She tousles his circle curly hair before she washes her hands, orange from chopping carrots.

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  • Your job, Berlina "-- here Candice takes a huge drag on the cigarette, enough to knock over a rhino, and tousles her hair in a very twentieth kind of way, no surprise since she lived more than half her life in it --" and I mean your only job, is to look good in a sweater while you read the news.

    Mother Of Storms

  • Mrs. Grinstead and her maid had taken charge of the damsel's toilette at Rowthorpe, had perhaps touched up her dresses, and had certainly taught her how to put them on, and how to manage her hair, so that though it had not broken out into fringes or tousles, as if it were desirable to imitate savages 'with foreheads marvellous low,' the effect was greatly improved.

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  • There were long, partial plaits at Givenchy, sex-kitten tousles at

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  • Jacqueline Bisset tousles her voluminous mane of hair, while William Holden collects one of his last paychecks.



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