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  • n  the act of wiggling
  • v  to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

  • If you would like to watch philosophers squirm and who wouldn't? pose this tough question: Suppose you may either a) solve a major philosophical problem so conclusively .
  • Milk banks, which sell bottled breast milk, already make some people squirm; the idea of physically breast-feeding a child not your own evokes even deeper taboos.
  • The baby boomers, however, with their rich pharmaceutical histories, begin to snigger and squirm.
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  • Can Baby Turtles Pick Their Own Sex?
    Baby turtles inside their eggs squirm around to chill out or to turn up the heat, new research finds, a skill that could potentially enable them to choose their own sex.
    June 11, 2013 - LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News
  • Provocative 'Clybourne Park' raises questions some have stopped asking
    “Clybourne Park,” which opened Friday at the Guthrie, is a play everyone should see. You’ll love it and hate it.  You’ll feel angry, frustrated, embarrassed and sad. You’ll cringe and squirm and laugh at appalling jokes. Bruce Norris’ brilliantly constructed social satire, winner of the Pulitzer, Tony, and Olivier awards, is an in-your-face examination of topics that should be old news in our ...
    June 11, 2013 - MinnPost

  • Mark Burnett in Variety
    Why are we even talking about kissing? Is that such a big deal? Hasn't our cinema grown up? Yes, there're kissing scenes in the film, but nothing to make me squirm. In fact, I'd be more than happy and completely comfortable watching those kissing... Hrithik Roshan http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrithik_Roshan&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNER6SCe-EGSlv5DazGo9F1apsukZA Sify http://www.google.com/url?q=http://sify.com/movies/bollywood/fullstory.php%3Fid%3D14887986%26cid%3D2359&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGD01FYP6Dfd-UZTQxy2ZtlwZpAVw May 14, 2009 93833 124670 squirm It's about seeing people squirm, either in their unpreparedness or their lies," Burnett said.
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in USA Today
    We do advise Britain not to squirm and not to do childish activities concerning the resolution. Iran's nation has stood up and will not let you achieve anything except humiliation,Ahmadinejad said.

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