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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Bertuccio," said the count, "I am very glad to tell you, that while you gesticulate, you wring your hands and roll your eyes like a man possessed by a devil who will not leave him; and I have always observed, that the devil most obstinate to be expelled is a secret.
  • From every street and every corner drove carriages filled with clowns, harlequins, dominoes, mummers, pantomimists, Transteverins, knights, and peasants, screaming, fighting, gesticulating, throwing eggs filled with flour, confetti, nosegays, attacking, with their sarcasms and their missiles, friends and foes, companions and strangers, indiscriminately, and no one took offence, or did anything but laugh.

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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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