gesture


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Synonyms for gesture

Synonyms for gesture

an expressive, meaningful bodily movement

something that takes the place of words in communicating a thought or feeling

to make bodily motions so as to convey an idea or complement speech

Synonyms for gesture

motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

something done as an indication of intention

References in classic literature ?
He tried to disobey her; but she turned round and repeated her gesture of farewell with such authority that he dared not move a step.
She was biting her sugar, and testifying her pleasure by pretty gestures and affectations with which, had she her reason, she might have imitated her parrot or her cat.
The fruits seemed a convenient thing to begin upon, and holding one of these up I began a series of interrogative sounds and gestures.
He seemed to express himself with difficulty, as though words were not the medium with which his mind worked; and you had to guess the intentions of his soul by hackneyed phrases, slang, and vague, unfinished gestures.
Quasimodo then constituted himself the rearguard, and followed the archdeacon, walking backwards, squat, surly, monstrous, bristling, gathering up his limbs, licking his boar's tusks, growling like a wild beast, and imparting to the crowd immense vibrations, with a look or a gesture.
The tender father, to whom love restored strength, made a last effort, and climbed the mountain after the young man, who attracted him by gesture and by smile.
At a single gesture from him everyone went out on tiptoe, leaving the great man to himself and his emotion.
Seizing a lantern and raising his claw with a menacing gesture, "I'll bring out that doodle-doo myself," he said, and sped into the cabin.
Arrived at Waterloo, she shook out her skirts with a little gesture of relief and started off to walk to the Strand.
It will give me great pleasure, sir," said the Owner of a Silver Mine, "to serve one so closely allied to me in - in - well, you know," he added, with a significant gesture of his two hands upward from the sides of his head.
This singular animal seemed in pantomime to be comforting his master and offering advice, which was finally acted upon, for Mac pulled off his boots, helped the little beast into them, and gave him a bag; then, kissing his paw, with a hopeful gesture, the creature retired, purring so successfully that there was a general cry of "Cat, puss, boots
When he had done he threw it on the table with a gesture which was almost a gesture of contempt.
I am a journalist, Monsieur, engaged on the 'Epoque,'" said my young friend with a great show of gesture and politeness, "and I have a word or two to say to Monsieur de Marquet.
With a gesture of indifference Old Tom turned and fell to work.
Dolly said, clasping her bony hands before her with a vigorous gesture.