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synonyms for fluttering

  • drift
  • flicker
  • flit
  • flop
  • hover
  • quiver
  • shiver
  • throb
  • tremble
  • vibrate
  • wiggle
  • wobble
  • agitate
  • bat
  • beat
  • dance
  • flitter
  • fluctuate
  • lop
  • oscillate
  • palpitate
  • pulsate
  • quaver
  • ripple
  • ruffle
  • shake
  • swing
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antonyms for fluttering

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  • steady
  • calm
  • remain
  • soothe
  • stay
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How to use fluttering in a sentence

It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.'
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
She dropped her whip and gloves on to a table, and sank into a chair to wait, her heart fluttering in her throat.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
She is all fragrant with blossoms, and in a moment the butterflies come fluttering round her.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
He led Kennedy up-stairs, and left him at the door; he well knew that her heart would be fluttering as much as his.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
Soon we could see the innumerable banners fluttering, and then the sun struck the sea of armor and set it all aflash.
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
Occasionally a faint fluttering of the pulse seemed to tell of returning power; but it was but a false hope held out.
BY BIRTH A LADYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
He did not even feel the soft fluttering breath, playing and hesitating, as it were, round her lips as her eyes slowly closed.
BY BIRTH A LADYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
He half expected a check to fall fluttering to the floor; but alas, there was not a single flutter.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
He showed no sign of life, except that Ida imagined that she detected a feeble fluttering of the heart.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
With a noisy, petulant fluttering of foliage the bushes sprang back to their former position.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
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WORDS RELATED TO FLUTTERING

  • aerial
  • atmospheric
  • blowy
  • breezy
  • drafty
  • exposed
  • fluttering
  • fresh
  • gaseous
  • gusty
  • light
  • lofty
  • out-of-doors
  • uncluttered
  • vaporous
  • ventilated
  • well-ventilated
  • windy
  • aerial
  • aeronautical
  • airborne
  • avian
  • drifting
  • express
  • flapping
  • fleet
  • floating
  • fluttering
  • gliding
  • hovering
  • mercurial
  • mobile
  • on the wing
  • plumed
  • soaring
  • speedy
  • streaming
  • volant
  • volar
  • volitant
  • waving
  • winging
  • zooming
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