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  • Roshaneh and Sadaffe spent their first few years tweaking the business model.†   (source)
  • Once, a boy called Theon Greyjoy had enjoyed tweaking Bolton as they sat at council with Robb Stark, mocking his soft voice and making japes about leeches.†   (source)
  • He needed him, what with half the family tweaking and prone to doing stupid things.†   (source)
  • "He's tweaking, man," Isaiah said to me.†   (source)
  • She was completely unaware that with one twist of the tongue she could plunge Jean Louise into a moral turmoil by making her niece doubt her own motives and best intentions, by tweaking the protestant, philistine strings of Jean Louise's conscience until they vibrated like a spectral zither.†   (source)
  • There I was, thinking she was having a steamy affair, ready to hear all the exciting details—and all the time it was just boring old ...Then something she's just said tweaks at my mind.†   (source)
  • I could swear it tweaks its angle to raise my elbows higher.†   (source)
  • He was immensely proud of Lin's success with Ligaroti, but he enjoyed tweaking his son, and he was good at it.†   (source)
  • I believe God never tweaks the laws of nature to achieve some desired outcome.†   (source)
  • They've been tweaking and tweaking and tweaking but they can't get it to work.†   (source)
  • They were a lively, durable luxury, to be "love-loved!" as Helen would say, tweaking their feet.†   (source)
  • After all, by now I knew my mom had kept so much secret, tweaking her history and my own.†   (source)
  • Unorthodox, but what a stroke of inspiration, Harry, of course, that would tend to counterbalance the occa-sional side effects of excessive singing and nose-tweaking.†   (source)
  • All in all, the temptation to take another gulp of Felix Felicis was becoming stronger by the day, for surely this was a case for, as Hermione put it, "tweaking the circumstances"?†   (source)
  • The buxom red-haired innkeep howled with pleasure at the sight of them, then promptly set to tweaking them.†   (source)
  • My dad would run through the basic spiel, tweaking it depending on what sort of people they were: he played up his Southern charm for Northerners, talked NASCAR and barbeque with locals.†   (source)
  • I ask, feeling tweaks of curiosity.†   (source)
  • I'm still tweaking the order.†   (source)
  • What're you drinking these days— turpentine or varnish?" said the sailor, tweaking him roughly in his larded ribs.†   (source)
  • Tweaks me by the nose?†   (source)
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  • Memories tweak and spark.†   (source)
  • Then I tweak him once on the nose like I saw a girl do in a black-and-white movie.†   (source)
  • Iranians in America have had to tweak this tradition a bit.†   (source)
  • The power failure had tweaked a deep chord in me, making me feel as if I'd lost a sense, as if I was blind or deaf without the hum of the machines.†   (source)
  • Tally tweaked the eye-shape parameters, pulling the arch of the eyebrows down almost to normal.†   (source)
  • Alby reached down and tweaked the boy's ear.†   (source)
  • I am witnessing the work of a master, mused Lieutenant Collet as he tweaked his audio gear and listened to Fache's voice coming through the headphones.†   (source)
  • She reached out and tweaked my cheek the way my grandmother would and said, "What's up, cutie?"†   (source)
  • 'Finest dragonskin, little bro',' said Fred, giving his zip a little tweak.†   (source)
  • The Medium tweaked his nose.†   (source)
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  • ' " I gives her little snout a tweak.†   (source)
  • "He's certainly a bit tweaked at an angle," Len said when he called my father, "but I have nothing on him."†   (source)
  • How was I supposed to tweak nothing?†   (source)
  • Which made Mo tweak her nose.†   (source)
  • He tweaked me a little as the other sniper pulled in front.†   (source)
  • She ran her hands over her breasts (dirtypillows) again, and the skin was cool but the nipples were hot and hard, and when she tweaked one it made her feel weak and dissolving.†   (source)
  • Carefully, making sure not to tweak his shoulder, Seth leaned his head against the sofa's back and closed his eyes.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Jackson had figured out how to keep Meg's old look but tweak it to be more complementary.†   (source)
  • The coaches tried to tweak it in the game plan, but since they were monitoring his injury status, it still had many plays that were better suited for him.†   (source)
  • He tweaked Abby's nose.†   (source)
  • They see what the really wired kids are doing and they tweak it.†   (source)
  • This'll tweak his beard for sure when he hears of it.†   (source)
  • My page, long inactive, was now not only up and running but full of extras, thanks to Olivia, who helped me set it up and tweaked it on a regular basis.†   (source)
  • Later, I discovered that Robyn, my old friend Trent's sister (not to mention an "in" cheerleader), tweaked to stay thin and "pep up."†   (source)
  • A slight tweak can produce drastic and often unforeseen results.†   (source)
  • What Fermat had thus done, by an academic tweak, was to transform a formula which had an infinite number of perfect solutions into a blind alley that had no solution at all.†   (source)
  • But that only tweaked it.†   (source)
  • When he was walking home with the meat a woman came out of the bread store and gave Matty a tweak with her fingers, a twist of the flesh on his cheek, affectionate, like turning a key, and she told him to give regards to his mother.†   (source)
  • She drops it, gives the slick nipple a final tweak, and then blows the men a kiss.†   (source)
  • It was as if the desert heat they'd driven through had tweaked Stinky's brain.†   (source)
  • By the end of the night, a slightly tweaked formula had worked for two more K's: IX and XIV.†   (source)
  • "Ten seconds," calls Zelda from the side of the set, and my stomach gives a tweak of fear.†   (source)
  • I wish I could say that I listen, but I spend most of the time thinking about how to tweak my angel food cake recipe and proper kickboxing techniques.†   (source)
  • He was wearing a green knitted cap, its crown tweaked into a point.†   (source)
  • Brave Orchid tweaked her sister's ears for hours, chanting her new address to her, telling her how much she loved her and how much her daughter and nephews and nieces loved her, and her brother-in-law loved her.†   (source)
  • She angled her chair, tested again, tweaked the tuning.†   (source)
  • Then they would tweak it to the current Chairman's intelligence preferences.†   (source)
  • He grinned, gave her breast a quick tweak that sent fury and rage cycling to her gut.†   (source)
  • He sang Lord Robert to sleep every night, and tweaked the noses of Lady Lysa's suitors with verses that made mock of their foibles.†   (source)
  • He tweaked his mustache.†   (source)
  • Mon-a. Callie tweaked her sister's foot the way her mother did.†   (source)
  • I'd basically tweaked out like a junkie in front of him and, well, I'm sure it wasn't too fun to watch.†   (source)
  • She swung herself up into the driving seat and tweaked the mare's mouth cruelly, so that he had plenty to do.†   (source)
  • We looked at each other, streaked with sweat, thin and bony like scarecrows and as ugly, and suddenly what he had said seemed very funny; and first Selvam and then Ira began to laugh, helpless, speechless, with tears running down their cheeks, until we older people slowly joined them-could not help but join in their laughter-and the spectre of what had been tweaked at our memories in vain.†   (source)
  • She tweaked his ear.†   (source)
  • Papa gave Lena's nightgown a little tweak.†   (source)
  • He should thank his lucky stars he's still alive, the slit-eyed devil-all I did was tweak his ears and pull his hair a bit.†   (source)
  • The man tweaked his son's nose, and David rolled his eyes.†   (source)
  • She tweaked the eyebrows, making their arch more dramatic, and added roundness to the cheeks.†   (source)
  • Or he tweaked the original plan, anyway.†   (source)
  • But it's better than being alone and not getting tweaked.†   (source)
  • "Listen," she said, "if I am very afraid when you find me, don't forget to tweak my ears.†   (source)
  • I should hope so, because I doubt I could do much more than tweak Galbatorix on the nose.†   (source)
  • He needed only to tweak a radical to finalize the formula.†   (source)
  • It had been a long day of travel, and this last scare made them feel a little tweaked too.†   (source)
  • Getting tweaked alone is not what I'd have chosen.†   (source)
  • The situation with Slughorn was different; you always had the ability to persuade him, you just needed to tweak the circumstances a bit.†   (source)
  • He suddenly remembered Dumbledore's idea of a few words: 'nitwit', 'oddment', 'blubber' and 'tweak 1, and again, had to suppress a grin ...what was the matter with him?†   (source)
  • Eragon fiddled and tweaked and worried over the shape of her lip for the longest while, until at last Saphira said, It is done.†   (source)
  • For the last few hours, while getting my hair and makeup done and my outfit fitted and tweaked, I'd managed to ignore the chatter around me.†   (source)
  • They tweaked it.†   (source)
  • The problem, as it turned out, was not so much bad math as false hope: Colin had been trying to tweak the Theorem to make K-19's graph look like: In short, he had been counting upon a reunion.†   (source)
  • Oh, and speaking of tweak ....He reaches down into his sock and produces a plastic bag with some serious-looking crystal.†   (source)
  • Now I have to not only come up with a reason to go, but also to remember exactly what it was, no matter how tweaked I might be when I get home.†   (source)
  • Tweaked!†   (source)
  • Indeed, she had contrived to give the knot between her shoulder blades a tweak as she went into the water, and it now floated by her side.†   (source)
  • Then she would give the nose a sound tweak.†   (source)
  • Overhead, a small flock of sparrows, beading the wires between two telegraph poles, tweaked the single dry string of their voices.†   (source)
  • You shall tweak the nose of your Prince of Shades up there.†   (source)
  • And Jo pulled her hair again with a wrathful tweak.†   (source)
  • "Ah, that depends on who wears the apron!" and Laurie gave an audacious tweak at the tassel.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Harling gave us a lively account of Ambrosch's behaviour throughout the interview; how he kept jumping up and putting on his cap as if he were through with the whole business, and how his mother tweaked his coat-tail and prompted him in Bohemian.†   (source)
  • You know—at least, I know in my own case—when a man has said to me, 'So-and-so's a pretty girl,' I am seized with a momentary sourness against So-and-so, and long to tweak her ear.†   (source)
  • Once when Dickon was so busy that he did not answer him at first, Soot flew on to his shoulders and gently tweaked his ear with his large beak.†   (source)
  • Newman returned no answer to this compliment, but looked over Ralph's shoulder for an instant, (he was adjusting the collar of the spencer behind, just then,) as if he were strongly disposed to tweak him by the nose.†   (source)
  • For caresses, too, I now got grimaces; for a pressure of the hand, a pinch on the arm; for a kiss on the cheek, a severe tweak of the ear.†   (source)
  • Never say die, take a pinch of snuff, goodbye, goodbye!" squalled Polly, dancing on her perch, and clawing at the old lady's cap as Laurie tweaked him in the rear.†   (source)
  • Laurie enjoyed that immensely, and when she told about the prim old gentleman who came once to woo Aunt March, and in the middle of a fine speech, how Poll had tweaked his wig off to his great dismay, the boy lay back and laughed till the tears ran down his cheeks, and a maid popped her head in to see what was the matter.†   (source)
  • Mr Deasy looked down and held for awhile the wings of his nose tweaked between his fingers.†   (source)
  • Again: because it is a general complaint, that the favourites of princes are troubled with short and weak memories; the same doctor proposed, "that whoever attended a first minister, after having told his business, with the utmost brevity and in the plainest words, should, at his departure, give the said minister a tweak by the nose, or a kick in the belly, or tread on his corns, or lug him thrice by both ears, or run a pin into his breech; or pinch his arm black and blue, to prevent forgetfulness; and at every levee day, repeat the same operation, till the business were done, or absolutely refused."†   (source)
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