SQUIRM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SQUIRM
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squirm
 v.  twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousnes
 v.  show or feel embarrassment or shame
Classic Sentence:
1  Dilcey alone said nothing and she fixed her Prissy with an unwinking eye that made her squirm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  The bronze giantess did not grin pleasedly or squirm under praise like the other negroes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  Kennicott's bluffness made the child squirm with a delight which Carol could not evoke.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  No matter what the subject might be, a brainracking effort was made to squirm it into some aspect or other that the moral and religious mind could contemplate with edification.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
5  He would only squirm softer and softer, like a worm, and become more dislocated.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
6  She entered, and behind her, almost hidden by her voluminous calico skirts, came her twelve-year-old daughter, squirming against her mother's legs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
7  They had squirmed too long beneath Southern coldness and contempt and now they exploded with hilarity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
Example Sentence:
1  The very mention of her singing made her squirm uncomfortably.
2  Christine squirmed uncomfortably in her chair.
3  He had squirmed and wriggled and screeched when his father had washed his face.
4  He squirmed out of the site as soon as the policemen appeared.