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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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fidget
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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  • Then for an hour it was deadly dull, and I was fidgety.
  • I fidgeted up and down the raft...
  • Jim was fidgeting up and down past me.
  • Thinks I, it won’t do to paddle; first I know I’ll run into the bank or a towhead or something; I got to set still and float, and yet it’s mighty fidgety business to have to hold your hands still at such a time.
  • They was setting around, some of them talking a little, in a low voice, and all of them fidgety and uneasy, but trying to look like they warn’t; but I knowed they was, because they was always taking off their hats, and putting them on, and scratching their heads, and changing their seats, and fumbling with their buttons.
  • At last she come and begun to ask me questions, but I COULDN’T answer them straight, I didn’t know which end of me was up; because these men was in such a fidget now that some was wanting to start right NOW and lay for them desperadoes, and saying it warn’t but a few minutes to midnight; and others was trying to get them to hold on and wait for the sheep-signal; and here was Aunty pegging away at the questions, and me a-shaking all over and ready to sink down in my tracks I was thatů

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  • The child is always fidgeting in his seat
  • She fidgeted like a child caught in a lie.

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