FLUTTER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FLUTTER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
flutter
 v.  vibrate or move quickly; drive in disorder; throw into confusion
Classic Sentence: (171 in 12 pages)
1  Beth hurried on in a flutter of suspense.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIX
2  Jo bore up very well till the last flutter of blue ribbon vanished, when she retired to her refuge, the garret, and cried till she couldn't cry any more.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
3  But owing to the flutter she was in, everything went amiss.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
4  Elizabeth, as they drove along, watched for the first appearance of Pemberley Woods with some perturbation; and when at length they turned in at the lodge, her spirits were in a high flutter.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
5  My dear Jane, I am in such a flutter, that I am sure I can't write; so I will dictate, and you write for me.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 49
6  The contents of this letter threw Elizabeth into a flutter of spirits, in which it was difficult to determine whether pleasure or pain bore the greatest share.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
7  In a little time, I observed the noise and flutter of wings to increase very fast, and my box was tossed up and down, like a sign in a windy day.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
8  A cutter, mounting the road from the village, passed them by in a joyous flutter of bells, and they straightened themselves and looked ahead with rigid faces.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
9  Scarlett was not the only member of the household who reacted strangely and unwillingly to his presence, for he kept Aunt Pitty in a flutter and a ferment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
10  She went to the store and was very sharp with everyone, for every time the door opened to admit a customer she looked up with a flutter, hoping it was Rhett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
11  In the case of Mr. Gryce she had found it well to flutter ahead, losing herself elusively and luring him on from depth to depth of unconscious intimacy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
12  Yet Selden's manner at the Brys' had brought the flutter of wings so close that they seemed to be beating in her own heart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
13  They went, with a flutter of coats, chiffon scarfs, and good-bys.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
14  Teta Elzbieta is all in a flutter, like a hummingbird; her sisters, too, keep running up behind her, whispering, breathless.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
15  Almost before I had grasped her meaning there was the flutter of a dress and the crunch of leather boots and Tom and Daisy were back at the table.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Example Sentence:
1  Aunty Paula likes to have a bit of a flutter on the horses.
2  His heart gave a little flutter as the ladder slipped a couple of inches.
3  The arrival of the first customer caused a flutter in the shop.
4  Go and flutter your eyelashes at the barman, Janet, and see if you can get him to serve us.
5  Out in the street the loudspeakers bellow, the flags flutter from the rooftops, the police prowl to and fro.
6  The wings of the bird still fluttered after it had been shot down.
7  A small bird fluttered past the window.
8  A white bird fluttered its wings on the grass.
9  Church bells tolled and black flags fluttered.
10  Her eyelids fluttered but did not open.
11  I can remember Miss Temple walking lightly and rapidly along our drooping line, her plaid cloak, which the frosty wind fluttered, gathered close about her, and encouraging us, by precept and example, to keep up our spirits.
12  A sparrow fluttering about the church is an antagonist which the most profound theologian in Europe is wholly unable to overcome.