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The child is always fidgeting in his seat
  small restless movements
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  • The child is always fidgeting in his seat
  • She fidgeted like a child caught in a lie.
  • The study indicates that thin people are more likely to fidget than other people.
  • Many teachers view fidgeting as a sign that a student is losing focus.

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  • Don’t stare at people and don’t fidget.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • a small blinking woman, who fidgeted incessantly with her lace, ribbons, and gold chain,
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Without appearing to hear her, he walked to the window, fidgeted about, hummed a tune, and seemed wholly self-occupied.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  •   ’Now,’ said Mother, putting her arm round Bobbie and laying her ruffled head against Bobbie’s shoulder, ’try to tell me, dear.’
      Bobbie fidgeted.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Instead she begins to fidget.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • The sheep fidgeted nearby, uneasy with their new owner and excited by so much change.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist

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  • Eddie had been there, a little boy, fidgeting through the ceremony, with no idea of the role he’d played in it.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Here the Queen put on her spectacles, and began staring at the Hatter, who turned pale and fidgeted.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Nobody said a thing while the giant was working, but as he slid the first six fat, juicy, slightly burnt sausages from the poker, Dudley fidgeted a little.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • His voice was deep and rich and somehow took the fidgets out of them.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • I fidget in my chair, watching the secretary type papers.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Hearing the word beat, Grandpa began to fidget.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • He fidgeted with his hat.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • His name was Brian, but X-Ray called him Twitch because he was always fidgeting.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • Rico, who was always fidgeting with his collar, dropped his hands and cleared his throat.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • Then for an hour it was deadly dull, and I was fidgety.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • She’s sitting there so silent it makes him nervous and fidgety.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • I fidgeted up and down the raft...
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Jim was fidgeting up and down past me.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Bobbie fidgeted with the hook of the driving apron.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Thinks I, it won’t do to paddle; first I know I’ll run into the bank or a towhead or something; I got to set still and float, and yet it’s mighty fidgety business to have to hold your hands still at such a time.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Dr. Finch was fidgeting with his coat pockets.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • When Mazen looks at Keenan for confirmation, the younger man fidgets.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I pull them out and fidget with the lock, but my hands are shaking so bad that I drop them.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Lindsay licks her lips, fidgets her hands in her lap.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Thomas noticed Teresa fidgeting next to him.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • But I am feeling crowded and fidgety, aware of the cameras in every corner, the doors that could snap shut.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I fidgeted, uncertain of what to say.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • "Good," I said, fidgeting with my dress.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • He smiled, but he also fidgeted.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Mark took in their group: The Toad, fidgeting nervously.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • He’s up there on my shoulders and he’s getting fidgety, squirming around.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • She fidgeted.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The judge had been fidgeting and had seemed distracted when I started, so I paused.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I began to grow decidedly fidgety, for I dislike staring matches, and in this particular case I was up against a master, whose yellow glare seemed to become more baleful as I attempted to stare him down.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Denna looked down at her hands, fidgeting with a ring on her finger, twisting it.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The chain that was being used as a threatening lasso only a moment ago is now being used as worry beads as the guy anxiously fidgets with the links.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • It was fidgeting with a small machine on a countertop, amid a dozen other machines.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I spent the first twenty minutes feeling a bit fidgety, irritated by the subtitles and wondering if Will was going to get grouchy if I told him I needed the loo.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • A few of the grandchildren were small boys, fidgeting in their best clothes.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • A line of children already stood at the door, all of them accompanied by their parents, all fidgeting nervously.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Kit fidgeted impatiently.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • The one who was doing all the talking saw them fidgeting and said, "Hold steady, men."
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • ), Silence fell, and Dorian tried not to fidget as his father studied him.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The chickens were fidgety, the cows were skittish, and the pigs were sullen and glum.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • The old man fidgeted.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
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