Usage examples for alpha

  1. The Alpha and Omega of that gorgeous pageant of the fifties vanished like a mirage! – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  2. The alpha- ray particles appear to possess the mass of helium atoms, and the growth of helium has been detected by its spectrum in a tube of radium emanation. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  3. But she withdrew it and then the blackness, like some obscene mouth as large as the distance from here to Alpha Centauri, swallowed him. – The Graveyard of Space by Milton Lesser
  4. It's about time the school realised that caps and pots are not the alpha and omega of our existence. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  5. At last Lieutenant Gunderson asked, " How far is Alpha Centauri?" – The Lonely Ones by Edward W. Ludwig
  6. Christ, and He crucified, was the Alpha and Omega of all his addresses, the fountain and foundation of his hope and trust. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. The Sky Fire- that's Alpha- will burn up the whole world. – Oomphel in the Sky by Henry Beam Piper
  8. In this paper we are presenting a taxonomic review of the genus Osteocephalus; of necessity our study has been at the alpha level. – A Synopsis of Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Osteocephalus by Linda Trueb William E. Duellman
  9. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  10. The people of Alpha would go mad with fear. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  11. " It will be seen," says the author of John Halifax, " that I hold this law of kindness as the Alpha and Omega of education. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  12. To secure the supremacy of Paris over the provinces, and of their own influence over Paris, is the Alpha and Omega of their political creed. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  13. They would be the Ingredient Alpha and Ingredient Beta referred to in the notes. – Hunter Patrol by Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  14. The great sun that lights the outer world is as much greater than that ball of light as Alpha is greater than a grain of sand. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  15. 3. 8 days alpha Radium- A ? – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  16. Alpha Draconis had ceased to exercise that office; and Alruccabah had not yet assumed it. – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  17. When they do get to Mars and Venus and the planets of Alpha Centauri and Sirius and Procyon, they'll find us there, waiting for them. – Fifty Per Cent Prophet by Gordon Randall Garrett