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fidget
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The Idiot
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  • He stared out of the window, and fidgeted, and evidently longed for the end of the journey.
  • The general and Totski exchanged looks; Gania fidgeted convulsively in his chair.
  • Everyone in the room fidgeted in their places, and waited to see what was coming next.
  • Lebedeff kept fidgeting among the chairs, and did not seem to know what to do with himself, though he had no intention of going away.
  • He seized his paper in a desperate hurry; he fidgeted with it, and tried to sort it, but for a long while his trembling hands could not collect the sheets together.
  • She mechanically arranged her dress, and fidgeted uncomfortably, eventually changing her seat to the other end of the sofa.
  • Now, at once?" asked Mrs. Epanchin, gazing vaguely at her husband as he stood fidgeting before her.

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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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