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The children are shifting uncomfortably in their seats.
Martha shifted her weight from foot to foot.
Public opinion had shifted sharply following the war.
The government has shifted its attention away from the fight against crime.
Our focus is shifting back toward Asia.
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an extra sail sometimes fitted on the front of a boat used for racing