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gesture

 [jes´cher]
an act made or something said to signify intention or attitude.
suicidal gesture a more serious warning than a suicide threat; it may be followed by a planned suicidal act that attracts attention without seriously injuring the subject.

ges·ture

(jes'chŭr),
1. Any movement expressive of an idea, opinion, or emotion.
2. An act.
[L. gestus, movement, gesture]

gesture

1. A body movement that helps to express or conceal thoughts or emphasize speech. See: body language
2. An act, written or spoken, to indicate a feeling.
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At the body of the lion, they paused, and I could see from their gesticulations and the higher pitch of their voices that they were much excited over my kill.
Their heavy footsteps were accompanied by a kind of grunt, by beating their clubs and spears together, and by various other gesticulations, such as extending their arms and wriggling their bodies.
In his smooth-flowing language, spoken with a vehement agitation which betrayed itself in the perpetual working of his features, in the wildness and the suddenness of his foreign gesticulations, but never in the raising of his voice, I now heard the words which armed me to meet the last struggle, that is left for this story to record.
The excellent woman in response to my in dignant gesticulations fluttered a handkerchief, nodding and smiling in the kindest way imagina ble.
He was almost running about the room, moving his fat little legs quicker and quicker, looking at the ground, with his right hand behind his back, while with his left making gesticulations that were extraordinarily incongruous with his words.
s f ge givin He ran, then slid with a facesplitting grin towards the Holte End, followed by a "Come on, then" gesticulation to fans who had been giving him stick throughout and an arm movement that looked suspiciously a semi-"Up yours
Prepared information and communication materials for nutritional gesticulation
Badin -- Former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza on Monday announced to back PML-N candidate for by-polls in PS-59 constituency Badin, evoking a knee-jerk reaction from the PPP, which slated the gesticulation of their former colleague.
Not only did they effortlessly take on the roles of several characters and musicians, the allmale cast also brought to life the Shakespearean tradition on the stage, while expertly and comically expressing female characters through the use of costume and gesticulation.
There is a charmingly hilarious performance from Zubin Varla as wheelchair-bound transvestite Thersites, complete with tinny microphone, amplified gesticulation and the voice of a Bolton bingo caller.
Quickly exhausting our (typically) limited vocabularies we resort to words like 'widget',' wotsit' and 'doo-dah' and the accompanying wild gesticulation only goes so far in getting the point across.
Mancini described his gesticulation during his side's 1-0 win at Wigan on Monday as "normal", after Wigan's Maynor Figueroa handled, denying Sergio Aguero a run on goal.