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 Meanings and Examples of WRIGGLE
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 v.  to move in a twisting or contorted motion, especially when struggling
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  When I hear Mrs Bolton talk, I feel myself plunging down, down, to the depths where the fish of human secrets wriggle and swim.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
2  Holmes was outwardly calm, but his whole body gave a wriggle of suppressed excitement as he spoke.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
3  Slipping from the box, he stood resting his hands against the side of the britchka, while Chichikov tumbled and floundered about in the mud, in a vain endeavour to wriggle clear of the stuff.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
4  I used to wriggle along in a most unseemly fashion, like an eel, continually moving aside to make way for generals, for officers of the guards and the hussars, or for ladies.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: I
5  "Girls, I'm not going to see you all for a while," he announced as he sat in Melanie's bedroom, luxuriously wriggling his blistered feet in the tub of cold water Scarlett had set before him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
6  "All 'dention," said the old black, with both hands placed as desired, vainly wriggling his grizzled head, as if to get both ears in front at one and the same time.'
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
7  In man or fish, wriggling is a sign of inferiority.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
8  "It counts with a foolish old woman whom you have captivated," replied Mademoiselle, with her wriggling laugh.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXI
9  The lard was finished on the floor above, and it came in little jets, like beautiful, wriggling, snow-white snakes of unpleasant odor.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
10  Thus one might stand and see appear, miraculously born from the machine, a wriggling snake of sausage of incredible length.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
11  The youth had been wriggling since the introduction of this topic.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
12  The man lay flat on his stomach on the floor, his neck pressed back, wriggling under the engine and poking with his finger.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
13  Wilson and eight others were wriggling on the top of each other on the floor, and the blood and the brown sherry on that table turn me sick now when I think of it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
14  Its evil eyes were wriggling on their stalks, its mouth was all alive with appetite, and its vast ungainly claws, smeared with an algal slime, were descending upon me.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In XI
15  The man peered doubtfully into the basket, plunged in his hand and drew one up, wriggling, by the back of the neck.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  The baby was wriggling around on my lap.
2  Stop wriggling and let me put your T-shirt on.
3  Stop giggling and wriggling around in the pew: such levity is improper in church.
4  He wriggled uncomfortably on the chair.
5  He wriggled on the hard chair.
6  He had squirmed and wriggled and screeched when his father had washed his face.
7  In Dances with Snakes, the snake dancer wriggled sinuously and made her python writhe around her torso.