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Then she fluttered a glance at him in which there was a gleam of mockery.

The paper dropped from the judge's hand, and fluttered to the floor.

She fluttered her hands in a little restrained gesture of comment.

The Stars and Stripes crumpled up and fluttered down the wind.

At length it could no longer resist its fate and it fluttered into its enemy's jaws.

As it was, he fluttered round the idea of letting me take his place.

The breath of air that gave her motion would not have fluttered the flame of a torch.

Her heart bounded and fluttered like a startled bird; but alas!

Something white and oval flickered and fluttered through the green.

But when the moth saw his candle he brightened, and fluttered over to it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English floterian "to flutter, fly, flicker, float to and fro, be tossed by waves," frequentative of flotian "to float" (see float (v.)). Related: Fluttered; fluttering. As a noun from 1640s; meaning "state of excitement" is 1740s.

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