Usage examples for compressing

  1. " Will you see the American ladies and gentlemen who are coming to- morrow to pick out the-" " Yes, I'll see them," said I, compressing my lips. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. " Come on, gentlemen," said Anderson, compressing his lips. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. But it was not enough for Shakespeare to have formed his characters with the most perfect truth and coherence; it was further necessary that he should possess a wonderful facility of compressing as it were, his own spirit into these images, and of giving alternate animation to the forms. – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  4. In compressing all concepts into one, they therefore necessarily arrived at a being, which we may call Thought, but which was rather thought- object than thought- subject. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  5. The cubic yard of rock, which upon the earth weighs two tons, would, if transported to the moon, weigh only one third of a ton, and would have only one sixth as much influence in compressing the rocks below it as it had upon the earth. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock