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Definitions of gravity

  1.   a manner that is serious and solemn
  2.   physics the force of attraction between all masses in the universe especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface the more remote the body the less the gravity the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love Albert Einstein
  3.   a solemn and dignified feeling
  4.   The state of having weight beaviness as the gravity of lead
  5.   Sobriety of character or demeanor
  6.   Importance significance dignity etc hence seriousness enormity as the gravity of an offense
  7.   The tendency of a mass of matter toward a center of attraction esp the tendency of a body toward the center of the earth terrestrial gravitation
  8.   Lowness of tone opposed to acuteness
  9.   Acceleration produced by the mutual attraction of two masses and of magnitude inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two centers of mass It is also the force imparted by the earth moon or a planet to an object near its surface From NASA Thesaurus 1988
  10.   That force which tends to move all bodies towards the center of the earth weight importance seriousness solemnity weight of guilt
  11.   Weight centripetal force
  12.   Weightiness the tendency of matter to attract and be attracted thus causing weight state of being grave or sober relative importance mus lowness of a note
  13.   Weight reciprocal attraction of matter seriousness
  14.   Gravitation weight
  15.   The quality of being grave importance sedateness
  16.   Heaviness weight importance seriousness solemnity enormity lowness of a note the tendency causing weight of a mass of matter to attract and be attracted by another Specific gravity the weight of a body compared with another of equal bulk taken as a standard Centre of gravity See Centre
  17.   Weight heaviness seriousness solemnity see gravitate
  18.   Weight heaviness the power or force which draws or attracts all great bodies to a common centre as the earth or planets to the sun the power or force which draws all unsupported bodies to the surface of the earth in the direction of its centre seriousness solemnity atrociousness weight of guilt centre of gravity the point of a body which if supported all the other parts will be equally balanced specific gravity the relative weight of any solid or liquid as compared with the weight of an equal bulk of distilled water or of any gas as compared with air
  19.   The force of attraction of all bodies towards each other the tendency of terrestrial bodies to be drawn towards the earth's centre

Quotes of gravity

  1. Bad things do happen how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness immobilized by the gravity of my loss or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have life itself – Walter Anderson
  2. It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity – Kofi Annan
  3. In this movie they took them up in space They're floating around and doing zero gravity stuff Well they had to do it all on wires All the wires had to be painted black against this black background If you didn't light it properly you could see the wires Drove them crazy – John Badham
  4. The microgravity or the very very low amount of gravity that we have up in space forces some changes in different processes It forces changes in us as human beings – Laurel Clark
  5. You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity Let out a little more string on your kite – Alan Cohen
  6. There's a certain gravity in Stokes due to the situations I have to handle – Thayer David
  7. In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it Given the nature of theater it's a more concentrated and quiet experience – Minnie Driver
  8. I didn't really escape that gravity until I moved 300 miles south to go to college at 18 where authorship no longer seemed something liable to induce vengeful punishment – David Knopfler
  9. True Americanism recognizes the enormous gravity of the social and labor problems which confront us – Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
  10. Despite what anti -aging ads say growing older can be better I feel better in my skin 100 percent You have greater effects of gravity but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn't trade Women who lie about their age 'why – Demi Moore
  11. Small samples in the centrifuge will spin at varying rates to create synthetic gravity like the gravity of Mars or the gravity of the moon and measure how the specimens respond within the centrifuge – John L. Phillips
  12. I think that gravity sets into everything including careers but pendulums do swing and mountains do become valleys after a while if you keep on walking – Sylvester Stallone
  13. Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity – Leon Trotsky
  14. There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity unlike Einstein's classical theory it might be possible for the topology of spacetime to change – Edward Witten

Usage examples for gravity

  1. “ A deep gravity came over her own face also – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  2. Something in his air gave one the fancy that his face was dark from gravity – John M. Synge: A Few Personal Recollections, with Biographical Notes by John Masefield
  3. This terrace is so to speak the centre of gravity of the whole – Lourdes by Robert Hugh Benson
  4. The Carlings preserved an admirable gravity – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  5. He was now a model of Oriental gravity – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. He helped her to the saddle and she leaned a little to study him with the same gentle gravity – The Untamed by Max Brand
  7. “ That's the point he said with mock gravity – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. Again Gerald stopped as after making a communication of great gravity – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  9. And no gravity when he wants that – The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye
  10. The particular name matters little it has a centre of gravity – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  11. It makes me laugh and she laughed so merrily that her former gravity seemed more unnatural – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  12. They are beneath the gravity of State necessity and of the question of the right of revolution – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  13. Then the gravity of her face broke her lips parted her eyes seemed to fly a little – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  14. He had however pretty good control of the center of gravity – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  15. He sat down with violence on a spot immediately below the proposed centre of gravity of the chair – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. So size weight or gravity is no test of attracting power – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  17. “ I have thought best to give you this word of warning the last which you will get from me because really you do not seem to be fully conscious of the extreme gravity of your position – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  18. The incident is closed Fernand said with gravity and he leaned forward as if to rise – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  19. Then every college boy in the house arose and bowed with great gravity toward the box – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  20. “ Gertrude's gravity nearly gave way – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins

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