GESTICULATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GESTICULATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
gesticulation
 n.  deliberate, vigorous motion or gesture
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  But while she said it, Pearl laughed, and began to dance up and down with the humoursome gesticulation of a little imp, whose next freak might be to fly up the chimney.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
2  He shrugged his shoulders in ungracious acquiescence, while our visitor in hurried words and with much excitable gesticulation poured forth his story.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
3  They poured out the liquor, and made the most friendly gesticulations; while a cold perspiration trickled down the back of the poor Councillor.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
4  Pavel, the tall one, was said to be an anarchist; since he had no means of imparting his opinions, probably his wild gesticulations and his generally excited and rebellious manner gave rise to this supposition.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: V
5  Beside him sat Uvarov, who with rapid gesticulations was giving him some information, speaking in low tones as they all did.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IV
6  They shout and gesticulate tremendously but cannot agree, and Rodrigo is about to bear away the exhausted Zara, when the timid servant enters with a letter and a bag from Hagar, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
7  The soldiers were ascending the hill breathing heavily, and despite the general's presence were talking loudly and gesticulating.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII
8  Prince Andrew, greatly changed and plainly in better health, but with a fresh horizontal wrinkle between his brows, stood in civilian dress facing his father and Prince Meshcherski, warmly disputing and vigorously gesticulating.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXI
9  Denisov rose and began gesticulating as he explained his plan to Bolkonski.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XV
10  Only at the end of it, in front of the almshouse and the lunatic asylum, could be seen some people in white and others like them walking singly across the field shouting and gesticulating.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV
11  Why this," began Pierre, not sitting down but pacing the room, sometimes stopping short, gesticulating, and lisping: "the position in Petersburg is this: the Emperor does not look into anything.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XIV
12  As Ray reannounced that he simply wouldn't stand it many more years if Harry didn't give him a partnership, his gesticulating hand touched Vida's shoulders.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
13  Sometimes he could see them gesticulating against the blue and somber sky.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
14  They were gesticulating at each other.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
15  She stood at the door, haggard with rage, arguing with her husband and daughter, gesticulating with them.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A MOTHER
Example Sentence:
1  The operatic performer is trained to make an exaggerated gesticulation because of the large auditorium.
2  A man with a paper hat upon his head was gesticulating wildly.
3  He noticed a man behind him in a blue Ford gesticulating to pull over.
4  He gesticulated wildly as he tried to make her understand.
5  The speaker gesticulated by raising his arms, pounding the desk, and stamping his foot.