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pace the floor

To walk back and forth, to and fro around a room. I was a nervous wreck, pacing the floor for hours waiting for the doctors to give me an update on his condition. I could hear him up there pacing the floor as he tried to come up with a solution to the problem.
See also: floor, pace
References in classic literature ?
Ghek, mounted upon his rykor, paced the floor of the tower chamber in which he had been ordered to remain.
For what seemed hours to the distraught girl she paced the floor of her apartment, awaiting the final summons to the presence of the mad king.
I slowly paced the floor, pondering scientific problems, and heard this conversation:
The poor wee fellow had some nasty, painful dog bites on his neck and body and was in a bit of a state, but he wasn't half as worked up as his owner, who paced the floor as I treated my patient, ranting and raving about the German Shepherd that had caused the damage.
Ask parents who have paced the floor at 2 in the morning, holding a colicky baby.
Someone new to town noted that the sound was so loud and startling that the person paced the floor, wondering what was happening.
He paced the floor nervously for an hour until Mrs.
We tried to read, paced the floor, listened the radio, made popcorn we couldn't eat and waited.
"Lee paced the floor incessantly, hands shoved in his pockets, head down, talking to no one.
a resident became agitated because "her factory shift was up and she had to catch the bus home." She paced the floor and wanted to get on the bus.
He said how he had once paced the floor for days trying to find the right words for this one particular character.
Kramer paced the floor like a cornered general, railing against enemies from Ronald Reagan to the pope.
Jillian and her brothers paced the floor until 4.30am, when two officers arrived at the door to break the news.