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Word: flutter

Definition: (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.


Sentences Containing 'flutter'

The show being over, the flutter in the air became quite a little storm, and the precious little bells went ringing downstairs.
Chapter43Elizabeth, as they drove along, watched for the first appearance of Pemberley Woods with some perturbation; and when at length they turned in at the lodge, her spirits were in a high flutter.
My dear Jane, I am in such a flutter, that I am sure I can't write; so I will dictate, and you write for me.
The contents of this letter threw Elizabeth into a flutter of spirits, in which it was difficult to determine whether pleasure or pain bore the greatest share.
The pigeons are all asleep upon their roosts no flutter from them.
All were in a flutter and made haste to relieve him, and during the three days he lived after that on which he made his will he fainted away very often.
These orders I obeyed, in such a flutter and hurry of my young spirits as I had never known before; and when I got to the parlour door, and the thought came into my head that it might be my mother--I had only thought of Mr. or Miss Murdstone until then--I drew back my hand from the lock, and stopped to have a sob before I went in.
We skipped out and looked; but it warn't nothing but the flutter of a steamboat's wheel away down, coming around the point; so we come back.
I was in a flutter of pride and anxiety; pride in my dear little betrothed, and anxiety that Agnes should like her.
Miss Lavinia and Miss Clarissa have given their consent; and if ever canary birds were in a flutter, they are.
Of my walking so proudly and lovingly down the aisle with my sweet wife upon my arm, through a mist of half-seen people, pulpits, monuments, pews, fonts, organs, and church windows, in which there flutter faint airs of association with my childish church at home, so long ago.
In a little time, I observed the noise and flutter of wings to increase very fast, and my box was tossed up and down, like a sign in a windy day.

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