GESTURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GESTURE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
gesture
 n.  motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Not for the world would he have made a sign to her, though it seemed to him that his life hung on her next gesture.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  Mattie's tender gaze was on him and she marked the gesture.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  Mattie lifted her hand with a quick gesture, and he heard his wife's step behind him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
4  She poured out her tea, added a great deal of milk to it, helped herself largely to pie and pickles, and made the familiar gesture of adjusting her false teeth before she began to eat.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
5  Not that India ever reproached him or even indicated by look or gesture that she was aware of his abruptly changed allegiance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
6  "What a beautiful gesture," said Rhett Butler, softly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
7  And she knew it had not been Captain Butler's refinement that had prompted so gallant a gesture.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
8  Her nerves taut with suspense, she turned on him as swiftly as an angry cat, hot words bubbling to her lips, but he stopped them with a gesture.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
9  "Good evening," he said, in his drawling voice, as he removed his hat with a sweeping gesture.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
10  Scarlett held the lamp high for Rhett to see and started toward the door when Melanie made a feeble gesture toward the wall.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  In its pain it had sought human companionship and help and it made no threatening gesture as she looped one end of the torn petticoat about its horns.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
12  The sight of that happy possessive gesture had aroused in Scarlett all the jealous animosity which had slumbered during the months when she had thought Ashley probably dead.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
13  And that gesture went to his heart, more than any words she had spoken.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
14  She knew it was a common, childish gesture but it made her feel better.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
15  Expecting violence, this gentle and loverlike gesture startled her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  We think it is expedient to make a good-will gesture to the new administration.
2  In a dramatic gesture, the prime minister refused to attend the meeting.
3  She opened her arms wide in an expansive gesture of welcome.
4  I invited them to dinner, a gesture of goodwill.
5  In a gesture of friendship, the president invited his former enemies to a reception.
6  A fund was set up as a goodwill gesture to survivors and their families.
7  The government has only made a token gesture towards helping the unemployed.
8  This gesture of goodwill did little to improve the tense atmosphere at the talks.
9  She lifted her chin in a gesture that deliberately exposed the line of her throat.
10  Mr Griffin made a jerky gesture.
11  The protest was a symbolic gesture of anger at official policy.
12  She could only raise her hand in a gesture of benediction.
13  The announcement was welcomed as a step in the right direction, but was widely seen as a token gesture.
14  A gentle touch or gesture of fondness, tenderness, or love.
15  This hand gesture is not unique, and it is to be found all over the world – in Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe.