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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FIDGETING

After fidgeting a moment he added, "Well, I cal'late I'll have to be goin' now."

It was half-past seven when he returned and found Azuba fidgeting in the dining-room.

And whichever they say I shall keep on fidgeting until I see what happens after that.

She had set down the knitting, and was fidgeting, first with her cap and then her apron.

Archie had been fidgeting in his chair––hardly able to command his politeness.

Leofwin, who had been fidgeting around for an opening, now burst forth.

He sat for a moment biting his nails nervously and fidgeting in his chair.

The anxious chairman was fidgeting in an agony of apprehension.

She could hear him fidgeting with whip and reins, but she gazed upward still.

Yes,” I said uneasily, for I had been fidgeting a good deal; “he is a long time.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s (implied in fidgetting); see fidget (n.). Related: Fidgeted.

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