Usage examples for gradient

  1. As they again turned a curve of the grade Corona, who was on the inside, looked up and caught sight of Gouache's motionless figure at the opposite extremity of the gradient they had just descended. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  2. The division of the former into stages had a latent rhythm that was strongly attractive; the eye followed with no little pleasure the winding slope which, by its easy gradient, seemed to invite the traveller to mount to the lofty summit, where, in the extent and beauty of the view he would find so rich a reward for the gentle fatigues of the ascent. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  3. Streams are given a steeper gradient, greater velocity, and increased energy to carry their loads and wear their beds. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  4. The method can even be used on a slight uphill gradient. – Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders by T. Eric Peet
  5. Level the court carefully, so there will be no gradient or inequality in it. – Entertainments for Home, Church and School by Frederica Seeger
  6. He made up his mind to head for a gap in the trees which seemed to mark a recent land- slip, and trust to fortune that the gradient might not be too steep. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  7. If the teeing ground offers any choice of gradient, a tee with a hanging lie should be selected, and the ball is then kept so low for the first forty or fifty yards that it is practically impossible for the wind to take it off the line, for it must be remembered that even when the wind comes dead from the front, if there is the slightest slice or pull on the ball to start with, it will be increased to a disconcerting extent before the breeze has done with it. – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  8. The big, up- to- date car which Colonel Menendez had placed at our disposal was surmounting a steep Surrey lane as though no gradient had existed. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  9. The train leapt forward, ran the gauntlet of the guns, which now filled the air with explosions, swung round the curve of the hill, ran down a steep gradient, and dashed into a huge stone which awaited it on the line at a convenient spot. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill