He stood and moved to take her place, nudging her aside.
It persisted, and she looked down, jumping to see one of several curious cats nudging her leg.
"He's having a little fun at my expense," said Ermolov softly, nudging with his knee Raevski who was at his side.
"This is fruit punch, by the way," he said, nudging the bottle of red water toward her.
Her mate hesitated then lowered his head, nudging her gently in return in a sign that he wasn't too angry with her.
His fangs were lengthening, and he lowered his head, nudging her back.
Then he took his place in the first row of the stalls and sat down beside Dolokhov, nudging with his elbow in a friendly and offhand way that Dolokhov whom others treated so fawningly.
But then, he wasn't looking for a permanent relationship, and Lori wouldn't be nudging him to get married.
He paused, glancing at the yellow stripe of dawn nudging back the night sky.