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01. It's your turn to [shuffle] the cards.
02. The Prime Minister is expected to [shuffle] his Cabinet in an effort to boost the government's popularity.
03. Bogdan [shuffled] some papers on his desk, turned off his computer, and got up.
04. Devi [shuffled] slowly across the room, dragging her sore leg.
05. Make sure you [shuffle] the cards properly this time; last time I got almost nothing but hearts.
06. The children were excitedly [shuffling] their feet under their desk when the teacher came into the room.
07. The old couple [shuffled] across the dance floor.
08. Gamblers say a deck of cards must be [shuffled] seven times in order to mix the cards up properly.
09. The little boy [shuffled] behind his mother, crying and pulling at her coat.
10. The patient [shuffled] slowly down the hall of the hospital.
11. After drinking a glass of water, she [shuffled] sleepily back to bed.
12. The young teenagers were [shuffling] around the dance floor, too shy to look at each other.
13. Old women in kimonos were [shuffling] about in the market with their grandchildren.
14. Someone once joked that some people are luckier with cards than with horses because they can't [shuffle] the horses.

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