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Definition to make small restless movements

Much more rarely (and usually in older literature), fidgets can reference a condition of restlessness irrespective of movements.
  • The child is always fidgeting in his seat
fidgeting = making small restless movements
  • She fidgeted like a child caught in a lie.
  • fidgeted = made small restless movements
  • Many teachers view fidgeting as a sign that a student is losing focus.
  • The study indicates that thin people are more likely to fidget than other people.
  • fidget = make small restless movements
  • 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
  • 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
  • fidgeted = made small restless movements
  • His name was Brian, but X-Ray called him Twitch because he was always fidgeting.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • fidgeting = making small restless movements
  • She's sitting there so silent it makes him nervous and fidgety.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • fidgety = restless and finding it hard to sit still
  • Rico, who was always fidgeting with his collar, dropped his hands and cleared his throat.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • fidgeting = making small restless movements
  • She fidgeted with the sash.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • fidgeted = fiddled (made small restless movements)
  • He was fidgeting with everything in sight.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • fidgeting = making small restless movements
  • Our father was actually fidgeting.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • fidgeting = making small restless movements
  • Lily, standing in front of her, fidgeted impatiently.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • fidgeted = made small restless movements with hands or body
  • She was old and cranky-looking, and I don't think you could ever meet anyone who fidgeted more.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • fidgeted = made small restless movements
  • Then for an hour it was deadly dull, and I was fidgety.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • fidgety = restless (finding it hard to sit still)
  • Hearing the word beat, Grandpa began to fidget.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • fidget = make small restless movements
  • Instead she begins to fidget.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • fidget = make small restless movements
  • '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
fidgeted = made small restless movements

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