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gesticulate
used in The War of the Worlds

3 uses
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Definition
to make gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
  • It is commonly supposed that they communicated by sounds and tentacular gesticulations;
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (75% in)
gesticulations = movements

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • In one cart stood a blind man in the uniform of the Salvation Army, gesticulating with his crooked fingers and bawling, "Eternity!
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — The Exodus from London (59% in)
  • He came sliding down the rubbish and crept beside me in the darkness, inarticulate, gesticulating, and for a moment I shared his panic.
    2.3 — Book 2 Chapter 3 — The Days of Imprisonment (51% in)

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