Definition of 'tic'
Example sentences containing 'tic'
Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2012)
It was like a nervous tic.The Sun (2009)
Not least my sporadic facial tic.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This is the book's main stylistic tic.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
Muscle spasms or nervous tics?Coping with Stress at Work (1988)
He had no nervous tics.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
What are today's stylistic tics?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The dialogue is vigorous and inventive, with a bold sprinkling of verbal tics and oddities that only makes it more convincing.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
None of us can help the way we look and it is regrettable that facial tics and lopsided lips affect the way we see our political leaders.The Sun (2014)
It's a little unsettling at first, like a nervous tic.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I have a nervous tic that involves my right hand shooting up in a manner that suggests a Nazi salute.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He defends himself against accusations of cruelty to Royal, with her verbal tics and her sense of perpetual victimhood.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The clubs around us are the ones looking over their shoulders, the ones with niggling doubts, nursing a nervous tic.The Sun (2010)
Indeed, recourse to the more specialized precincts of the erotic seems to have become a kind of ritual gesture, a verbal tic in the academy.Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Higher Education (1990)
But we decided against using those, as the end results made me look as though I had some sort of facial tic.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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