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The Scarlet Letter
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • The moderator turned her microphone off, leaving us to see her gesticulations, but not hear her words.
  • I couldn’t hear what they were saying or see their faces, but by their gesticulations, I’m sure they were angry at each other.

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