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The moderator turned her microphone off, leaving us to see her gesticulations, but not hear her words.
  to make gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
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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.
  • The plump man was gesticulating angrily as he spoke, but no one seemed to be paying any attention.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • He gesticulated as words failed him, then shook his head again.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders

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  • She was tangential with her topics, and her hands gesticulated wildly, flying up with a nervousness that wasn’t like her at all.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Muttering and gesticulating, Mr. Crouch appeared to be talking to someone that he alone could see.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • She gesticulates wildly, arms flailing.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Their gesticulating shadows are cast on the ceiling by the fiery glow.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • They were all talking away, gesticulating vehemently, but it didn’t look as though they were talking about anything that mattered.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • In a moment the platform was full of arguing, gesticulating shadows.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies

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  • He laughed and threw the bottle upwards with a gesticulation I did not understand.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • She watched her daughter gesticulating with the long thin fingers of her hands—hands she had inherited from her father.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I moved my lips and gesticulated frantically without result.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • She was wedged between a small old woman with tight-set lips and a fat matron, without a hat, who was talking shrilly and gesticulated all the time.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • The Italian removed his toothpick to gesticulate with it freely.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • He jumped up, ran across the room, and stood gesticulating in front of the Controller.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • He could see the high cab, even the gesticulating figure of the driver behind the single long wiper blade.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • For the man who stood there shouting some incoherent explanation, was a solid gesticulating figure up to the coat-collar of him, and then—nothingness, no visible thing at all!
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • ...and a number of younger men lounged near the door, talking loudly and gesticulating with their hands.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • They sauntered on down route 6, stopping frequently to examine the cars, gesticulating, bantering each other about the best way to burglarize a shack that, as Guitar said, "didn’t have a door or window with a lock."
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • This was the shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should usurp the offices of life.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • ...leaving a trail of broken fences behind us. At the edge of the trees, I looked back. The people at the farm had emerged from shelter and stood gesticulating and staring after us.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • This was the shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should usurp the offices of life.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • I was continually meeting more of these men of the future, who would follow me a little distance, chatter and laugh about me, and, having smiled and gesticulated in a friendly way, leave me again to my own devices.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • The plump fingers of the child gesticulated through the grille.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • ...he oratorically assured me—gesticulating with a long ruler at the other end of the room—that if his services in the morning were useful, how indispensable, then, in the afternoon?
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • The Frenchman followed in despair; the ape, razor still in hand, occasionally stopping to look back and gesticulate at its pursuer, until the latter had nearly come up with it.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • ...the good Samaritan would find himself besieged, hemmed in by ragged apparitions spraying him with tubercular saliva; by children covered with oozing sores who were pushed into his path, by gesticulating stumps of arms, blinded eyes, toothless, stinking open mouths, all begging for mercy at this, the last moment of their lives,
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Jerry was standing beside one of his pumps, filling a tank, and at the same time listening to three men, all gesticulating, all obviously demanding priority service.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The two women stood in the doorway of the hut gesticulating, talking not English but the debased French patois they use in this island.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • He had met me at the airport, standing a full head taller than the mass of gesticulating, shouting men who offered to drive, to interpret, to—I would later learn—try and sell me the location of dead bodies.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Max nodded and said good-bye to the Lukenses, who promptly shrank before the wildly gesticulating form of Scott McDaniels.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • It is commonly supposed that they communicated by sounds and tentacular gesticulations;
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • She smiled upon the throng as if in acknowledgment of a warm welcome, and began to walk to and fro, making profuse gesticulations and singing, in brazen soprano tones, a song, the words of which were inaudible.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • [Gesticulates with his arms.]
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • (Signals and gesticulations on the part of the boss.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • He gesticulated widely.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • "Well, the littluns are—" He gesticulated, sought for a word.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • She and Renny are sitting in the front seats, backs against their doors, conversing civilly and politely, without their usual gesticulations.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It was only when James started gesticulating toward the dial of his watch that I realized I didn’t have a choice.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Half of the kids start jumping up and down, pumping their fists; the others, Jenny included, gesticulate and yell something about offsides.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I gesticulated rather dramatically.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The little deaf-mutes debarked as we did, clambering down around us, stepping on our toes, hemming us in as they filled the air with their butterfly gesticulations.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He went off to the wagons with two of the men-at-arms, and I could see them standing heads together, gesticulating and pulling bits of things from the wagon bed.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • She laughed when he made jokes, acted goofy in his study group, and I’d seen her talking enthusiastically to him in the hall—Boris talking back just as enthusiastically, in his gesticulating Russian mode.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He gesticulated and almost danced with excitement in front of the lovers.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The soldiers were ascending the hill breathing heavily, and despite the general’s presence were talking loudly and gesticulating.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Some, when pulled over, gesticulated and cried out, and even reached out to touch his officers—a sign of disrespect if not outright aggression to most American police officers.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • But while she said it, Pearl laughed, and began to dance up and down with the humoursome gesticulation of a little imp, whose next freak might be to fly up the chimney.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Suddenly, the postilions exchange speech with animated gesticulation, and the horses are pulled up, almost on their haunches.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
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