earth move, to feel the

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earth move, to feel the

To have an extremely good sexual experience. This hyperbole first appeared in Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), “But did thee feel the earth move?” It has been repeated, usually in humorous fashion, ever since.
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was winning the Vietnam War, we continued to feel the Earth move under our feet as B-52 bombers and fighter jets continually rumbled down the runways of Griffiss Air Force Base, just a few miles from my home.<br />At times, the world felt chaotic and unrelentingas if God, the universe and the fates were piling on.
Unlike some of them I have no desire to feel the earth move, although thank you very much just the same.
6 Or to feel the earth move...Sidney Sheldon's Rage Of Angels isa magnificent tale of power, scandal and filthy goings-on.