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  • v. Present participle of tug.


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  • He could feel his skin tugging at his bones, painfully tight every morning.

    The Pig’s End « A Fly in Amber

  • "Okay," he said, a slight grin tugging at the side of his mouth.

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  • But she suddenly strained, stretching in two directions — toward the man with the bag full of cash, and toward the aching call tugging at her mind.


  • When she had tried to sleep, squeezing her eyes tightly shut, she recalled the tugging motions his mouth had made on her nipples.

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  • Now once more I stood clad in the arms of a free man and how good it was to feel again the well known and loved weight of mail, and helm, and sword tugging at me I cannot say.

    A Thane of Wessex

  • "I would be very happy to swear allegiance to democracy, human rights and to my constituents, but I am not very happy about the idea of tugging my forelock to an unelected monarch."

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  • '' It's the same thing that was kind of tugging at us the whole year, '' Johnson said. - Football - Houston vs. N.Y. Giants

  • If he wants to do any kind of tugging, he has to basically brace with his feet because that's where the pull is going to come from.

    CNN Transcript Aug 3, 2005

  • When he tried, he felt a kind of tugging, like he was tied to the boy in the chair with a tight rope around his gut.


  • Once her thirst was satisfied, the "tugging" stopped.

    The Elvenbane


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