Antonyms for bending

linear, right, straight, straightaway, straightforward, direct.

Quotes of bending

  1. The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. – Aesop
  2. It's weirder and more surprising than the other books. I think there are more places where it's just more reality bending deliberately so. I think it's a lot more emotionally raw. – Cory Doctorow
  3. Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes which turns them into confusion and is the chief source of every error in our lives. – Sarah Fielding
  4. This may be done by grafting, by confining the roots, withholding water, bending the branches, or in a hundred other ways which all proceed upon the same principle. – Robert Fortune
  5. The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  6. The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it's going to go and where you'll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don't let anyone deter you from that. – Eartha Kitt
  7. Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. – Bruce Lee
  8. I never mind scrubbing floors, vacuuming or bending and carrying stuff. Each time I do it I think, this is instead of going to the gym. – Joanna Lumley
  9. In London there was an article about all these girls bending it like Beckham, and in India there's this big wave of girls playing football. Wow! I can't believe a movie's done this! – Parminder Nagra
  10. The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. – Auguste Rodin
  11. Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord, however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight: there will always be a bending downwards. – William Whewell
  12. Raft told me how to walk with him in a scene: We'd start off in a long shot normal, and about the time we got together in a close -up, I'd be bending my knees so I'd be shorter. – Marie Windsor
  13. You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending breaks. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Usage examples for bending

  1. The exertion of bending over and down- that was too much. – The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation by J. S. Fletcher
  2. After a while Peter said, bending over a little towards the stranger, " If you don't want to make money, what did you come to this land for? – Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner
  3. Bending down, he raised it eagerly. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  4. Bending gently beside him she murmured, Do not be unhappy, papa. – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt
  5. They hurried away to the cook- camp, bending against the rush of the wind. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  6. Still bending over the lifted foot, she turned her head slowly and looked up; and " Oh!" – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  7. The sound of happy young voices roused me up; the children were leading him along in triumph; and he was bending down to them, all smiles, but hot and tired with his long journey. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  8. She looked full at Massingbred as she spoke, and, bending down his head, he said, " Had it been your place, it were mine also!" – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  9. This was done with the upper portion of her body bending very far forward. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. " It was because the stick caught in the handle," she muttered, bending for the pail. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  11. He took them in his own, and, bending down, kissed them. – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  12. Rick scrambled to hands and knees and saw that Scotty was bending to pick him up. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  13. He had his hand on hers now, and was bending over, his eyes eager for some answer in her own. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  14. And then he would wake- to find Mavis bending over him, to hear her saying, " My dearest, you are sleeping on your back, and it is making you dream." – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  15. " Charlotte," said Mr Ogilvie in a low voice, bending over her, " Charlotte." – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  16. " Ay," said Hixon, bending down his head. – The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. The leader counts ten after the ball leaves his hands and at once passes back the second ball between his feet, the players bending over to pass it along. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  18. He hesitated for a moment, and then bending over her, he said: " It is the first, and for your own sake it must be the last, Rosa!" – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  19. The mother holds her child high in her arms, bending her face over him. – The Madonna in Art by Estelle M. Hurll
  20. " I did not mean to keep anything from you," he said in a low voice, bending to her. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward