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fidget
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David Copperfield
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  • At last I rose to go to bed, much to the relief of the sleepy waiter, who had got the fidgets in his legs, and was twisting them, and hitting them, and putting them through all kinds of contortions in his small pantry.
  • ’I am in the lovingest of tempers, my dear,’ she would assure me with a nod, ’but I am fidgeted and sorry!’
  • It cramped and hurt me so, that it made me perfectly miserable; but if I moved in the least, and made a glass that was in the basket rattle against something else (as it was sure to do), she gave me the cruellest poke with her foot, and said, ’Come, don’t YOU fidget.

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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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