[ UK /ɹˈɪɡlɪŋ/ ]
  1. moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion
    wiggly worms
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How To Use wriggling In A Sentence

  • What to do, if you're a mature academic who honestly loves what he she does, but realizes he she has overstudied the wriggling bug in the jar it is that he she studies... How to Write a CoHE "First Person" Essay: A Handy Multiple-Choice Guide
  • The appended strip accentuates the rightward momentum of the depicted fish tail, as if the wriggling beast had pushed out the side of the composition.
  • As curly-locked James clung 20-ft from the ground he had no idea of the commotion he had caused by wriggling out of a roof window at his Windermere home on to the roof tiles.
  • Michael it was, less travelled in the world than Jerry, by nature not so self-controlled, who threw the play-acting of dignity to the wind, and, with shrill whinings of emotion, with body-wrigglings of delight, flashed out his tongue of love and shouldered his brother roughly in eagerness to get near to him. CHAPTER XXIV
  • We were quite out of earshot from the road, and it would be hard to imagine a more desolate place than it appeared, between two and three o'clock on that March night, the bare twigs of the birch-trees wriggling in the bleak wind, the faint light of the decrescent moon, that seemed to be upside down in the sky, falling on the white rocks, and on the whitened branches torn down by the winter's storms, lying like bleached bones upon the ground before us. Paul Patoff
  • Wriggling close to the hawser, he opened his jack-knife and went to work. The Lost Poacher
  • In the weeks ahead, salmon fry wriggling from beneath the gravel shall surely excite hungry populations of local cutthroat.
  • He said: ‘I'm sick of the others wriggling and squiggling over it.’
  • Zethus fought against his power valiantly, wriggling and twisting, but got little reward for his struggles, as he didn't move an inch.
  • Finally, Mephistopheles leaped down off the wall to where grey cat was wriggling and rolling -- but alas, he bungled it. ON CATS
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