Usage examples for gymnastics

  1. Thy deceased father, excuse me, was cranky in some respects, but he did well when he hired a Swiss for thee; thou rememberest, how thou and he had fistfights; that's called gymnastics, isn't it? – A Nobleman's Nest by Ivan Turgenieff
  2. The rivalry between them and the Union Pacific interests woke the whole continent and formed a chapter in American railroad history as startling and romantic as anything in the stories of the Vanderbilts and Goulds with their financial gymnastics. – The Railroad Builders A Chronicle of the Welding of the States, Volume 38 in The Chronicles of America Series by John Moody
  3. Gymnastics are compulsory for both boys and girls in the lower classes, and choral singing is taught in every school. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  4. She wondered what her father would think if he saw her sometimes at her gymnastics on the balustrades, taking a sweeping slide from the top to the bottom. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  5. It was the gymnastics, he said, that had given his daughter the idea of taking up dancing. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  6. He should be allowed to kick, throw his arms in the air and get red in the face; for such gymnastics expand the lungs, increase general circulation and promote the general well- being of the normal child. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  7. It also shows that the purpose for which one sings is an important factor- random vociferations or a display of vocal gymnastics even of the most cultured kind is both inartistic and unmusical. – Increasing Personal Efficiency by Russell H. Conwell
  8. Miss Davis is so busy with that new system of gymnastics she's going to adopt this year that she's left basket ball to Ellen. – Marjorie Dean, High School Junior by Pauline Lester
  9. And swaying back and forth, attempting all manner of high gymnastics, was a grotesque figure that stretched out its arms, and made frantic efforts to reach the body of the sapling, so as to climb up. – Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol by Alan Douglas
  10. Let us hope that the State will decide officially to support M. Buchor's endeavours, and that it will gradually introduce into schools M. Jacques- Delacroze's methods of rhythmic gymnastics, which have produced such astonishing results in Switzerland. – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  11. Amongst these, you may be sure of the special and daily delight I take in watching the games and gymnastics of the children, in the corner of Chapel Field just below me, which has been allotted to them, and which was so kindly fitted up for them by the late Mr. Henry Birkbeck. – Addresses & Papers / Collectanea by Peter Eade
  12. Nothing will be gained, but infinite harm may ensue by over- doing these lung gymnastics, and persons at all inclined to bleeding from the lungs should not undertake the exercises at all, except with the sanction of their medical adviser, who will limit the practice according to circumstances. – The Mechanism of the Human Voice by Emil Behnke
  13. She is not proud, high- spirited, and haughty; she does not constantly " draw herself up to her full height," a species of gymnastics in great favour with most fiction- heroines. – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  14. Then is the time for the shy person to apply himself to social gymnastics. – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  15. While feeling most of all our need of the life that comes from above, let us not ignore the fact that many of the clergy to- day need more gymnastics, more fresh air, more nutritious food. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  16. Suddenly as thought, she would raise her body, and sit quietly gazing at the astonished spectators of her gymnastics. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  17. Self- hypnosis requires practicing a set of mental exercises or mental gymnastics. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  18. And Crailey, calling to Tappingham Marsh, next below him, to come higher, left the writhing nozzle in the latter's possession, swung himself out upon the grappling- ladder, imitating the chief's gymnastics, and immediately, one hand grasping the second rung, one knee crooked over the lowest, leaned head down and took the nozzle from Marsh. – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington