flutterings

All Noun
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  • Emily looked up from her work in silence, but with some little flutterings at the heart. Cited from Precaution, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Once more a few flutterings made me look up: an owl went sailing across. Cited from Lilith, by George MacDonald
  • Then she felt romantic flutterings which even the coldest and most positive women do not escape. Cited from Mare Nostrum (Our Sea), by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • It is probable, however, that at first she experienced some flutterings of the heart. Cited from Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey, by W. Irving
  • It was as though her nature had completed its airy flutterings, as though it now lay quietly growing. Cited from Pelle the Conqueror, by Martin Anderson Nexo
  • How many flutterings before they rest quietly in their graves! Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 60, October 1862, by Various
  • She looked up at him fearfully, yet with flutterings of hope. Cited from Mistress Wilding, by Rafael Sabatini
  • Hope's flutterings now disturb no more The quiet of my breast. Cited from New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Crowds assembled each fine day to witness the first flutterings or the finished flights of their friends. Cited from Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3, Collected by Francis J. Reynolds
  • There are looks, no doubt, hesitations of speech, flutterings of the heart, that she may hear. Cited from Children of the Market Place, by Edgar Lee Masters
  • Her heart beat like a prisoned bird, with helpless flutterings, but it seemed too late now to draw back. Cited from The Magician, by Somerset Maugham
  • Katherine sat to her evening meal with many flutterings of pleasure in her young and guileless heart. Cited from Mistress Penwick, by Dutton Payne
  • All the young people flock about her, and with their laughter and flutterings add a gay note to the official element around me. Cited from Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912, Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  • He knew that it was best to keep quiet, to restrain any mental flutterings or physical quivers. Cited from The Sun Of Quebec, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Quiet has not returned to us, but the first flutterings of panic have subsided. Cited from The Lock and Key Library, Julian Hawthorne, Ed.
  • Flutterings of curiosity, in the foreign sense of the word, appear amongst us, and it is in these that criticism must look to find its account. Cited from Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold, by Matthew Arnold
  • I was seized with certain misgivings and flutterings which a clownish education may account for. Cited from Arthur Mervyn, by Charles Brockden Brown
  • Nevertheless, he went to the interview moved by certain emotional flutterings against which circumstance had guarded him ever since his boyhood. Cited from The Ghost Ship, by Richard Middleton
  • Only, free from flutterings Of loud mirth that scorneth measure - Taking love for her chief pleasure. Cited from The Home Book of Verse, by Burton E. Stevenson V1
  • Her flutterings were never of uncertainty but such as kept her in the perfect airy poise. Cited from The Lovely Lady, by Mary Austin
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Root form of flutterings is flutter for verb and fluttering for noun.

Meaning of flutterings

  • verb Flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
    The seagulls fluttered overhead