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gesticulate
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War and Peace
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  • The soldiers were ascending the hill breathing heavily, and despite the general’s presence were talking loudly and gesticulating.
  • Denisov rose and began gesticulating as he explained his plan to Bolkonski.
  • He frowned before his looking glass, gesticulated, shrugged his shoulders, and finally, without saying a word to anyone, took his cap and left the house by the back door, trying to avoid notice.
  • When Boris appeared at his door Pierre was pacing up and down his room, stopping occasionally at a corner to make menacing gestures at the wall, as if running a sword through an invisible foe, and glaring savagely over his spectacles, and then again resuming his walk, muttering indistinct words, shrugging his shoulders and gesticulating.
  • Prince Andrew, greatly changed and plainly in better health, but with a fresh horizontal wrinkle between his brows, stood in civilian dress facing his father and Prince Meshcherski, warmly disputing and vigorously gesticulating.
  • Beside him sat Uvarov, who with rapid gesticulations was giving him some information, speaking in low tones as they all did.
  • Only at the end of it, in front of the almshouse and the lunatic asylum, could be seen some people in white and others like them walking singly across the field shouting and gesticulating.
  • …still more perturbed by the fact that he had uttered this obvious falsehood, and that Balashev still stood silently before him in the same attitude of submission to fate, Napoleon abruptly turned round, drew close to Balashev’s face, and, gesticulating rapidly and energetically with his white hands, almost shouted: "Know that if you stir up Prussia against me, I’ll wipe it off the map of Europe!" he declared, his face pale and distorted by anger, and he struck one of his small hands…
  • "Why this," began Pierre, not sitting down but pacing the room, sometimes stopping short, gesticulating, and lisping: "the position in Petersburg is this: the Emperor does not look into anything.

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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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