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How to use shimmy in a sentence

The leader of the band danced a sort of shimmy as he marched, at the same time tootling on a flute.
WHERE THE STRANGE TRAILS GO DOWNE. ALEXANDER POWELL
Don't put anything but its little shimmy on; it's goin' to be another hot day.
THE LEATHERWOOD GODWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
Rather than call it shimmy, resume the use of the old English words shift and smock.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
He had even been known to dive under the water and shimmy up a tree that was reflected there.
TOM SLADE'S DOUBLE DAREPERCY KEESE FITZHUGH
She sees herself in the mirror of the dressing-table and commences to shimmy enthusiastically.
THIS SIDE OF PARADISEF. SCOTT FITZGERALD
"I want Kieth's sister to show us what the shimmy is," demanded one young man with a broad grin.
FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERSF. SCOTT FITZGERALD
And being so fresh from the country I suppose she can't dope out what a cheap shimmy lizard Lester is.
TORCHY AND VEESEWELL FORD
Why, Aunt Caroline, he doesn't know any more about theology than you do about dancing the shimmy.
GOOD REFERENCESE. J. RATH
In this country, it is often pronounced by people who should know better—shimmy.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHIMMY

  • blunder
  • careen
  • dodder
  • falter
  • flounder
  • hesitate
  • lurch
  • quake
  • quiver
  • reel
  • rock
  • roll
  • seesaw
  • shake
  • shimmy
  • slide
  • slip
  • stagger
  • stammer
  • stumble
  • sway
  • teeter
  • topple
  • tremble
  • trip
  • walk unsteadily
  • waver
  • weave
  • wheel
  • wobble
  • zigzag
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