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Definitionto make gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
- But while she said it, Pearl laughed, and began to dance up and down with the humoursome gesticulation of a little imp, whose next freak might be to fly up the chimney.Chapter 6 -- Pearl (88% in)
- But Pearl, not a whit startled at her mother's threats any more than mollified by her entreaties, now suddenly burst into a fit of passion, gesticulating violently, and throwing her small figure into the most extravagant contortions.Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (53% in)
- Seen in the brook once more was the shadowy wrath of Pearl's image, crowned and girdled with flowers, but stamping its foot, wildly gesticulating, and, in the midst of all, still pointing its small forefinger at Hester's bosom.Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (57% in)
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