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(past & past part. gesticulated; pres. part. gesticulating)
Show, express or direct through movement.  Synonyms: gesture, motion.

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"Gesticulate" Quotes from Famous Books

... thrown back and he spoke in a quick, passionate tone. He was answered in a soothing voice, then took up the word himself, and getting well started, went on faster and faster, gradually straightening himself, and beginning to gesticulate with his hands. Once he raised the right hand and spoke low and impressively, while both he and the interpreter bowed their heads. With every sentence the latter's manner became more interested, and ...
— Joyce's Investments - A Story for Girls • Fannie E. Newberry

... repeated to us a remarkable criticism of Buonaparte's on Talma's acting: "You don't play Nero well; you gesticulate too much; you speak with too much vehemence. A despot does not need all that; he need only pronounce. Il sait qu'il se suffit." "And," added Talma, who told this to Sir Humphry, "Buonaparte, as he said this, folded his arms in his well-known manner, and stood as if his attitude ...
— The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, Vol. 2 • Maria Edgeworth

... while a group of labouring, half-submerged trees remained ahead of us, drawing very slowly nearer. I steered a course to avoid them. They seemed to gesticulate a frantic despair against the black steam clouds behind. Once a great branch detached itself and tore shuddering by me. We did, on the whole, make headway. The last I saw of Vreugde bij Vrede before the night swallowed it, was almost dead ...
— The World Set Free • Herbert George Wells

... what the honest fellow means well enough. He is saying to himself, "God bless my girls and their mother!" but, being a Briton, is too manly to speak out in a more intelligible way. Perhaps it is as well for him to be quiet, and not chatter and gesticulate like those Frenchmen a few yards from him, who are chirping over ...
— Little Travels and Roadside Sketches • William Makepeace Thackeray

... from his seat, and, placing his back to the fireplace, took up an imposing position, one hand buried in his waistcoat, and the other ready to gesticulate as occasion required. ...
— The Champdoce Mystery • Emile Gaboriau

Words linked to "Gesticulate" :   extend, beckon, spat, shake, shrug, gesture, communicate, gesticulation, bless, put out, acclaim, clap, sign, hold out, stretch forth, cross oneself, exsert, applaud, intercommunicate, bow down, wave, stretch out, bow, wink, nod

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