Usage examples for magnification

  1. He took out the pocket lens he carried for examination of specimens that might be useful in his hobby of microscopy, but magnification showed him nothing. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. From a bare hundred thousand miles, Hoddan stepped up magnification to its limit and looked again. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  3. I'm going to step up the magnification slowly, so that you can be sure there's no substitution. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  4. I stepped up the magnification on the screen. – Jack of No Trades by Charles Cottrell
  5. A long letter might, in this way, be faithfully recorded on a surface of thinnest photographic paper, not exceeding the dimensions of a postage stamp, and, when received, no more was necessary than to subject it to magnification and then to transcribe it and send a fair copy to the addressee. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  6. Only the magnification of the microscope brought out the details, and on its screen the unrolling picture showed those three lines broadening and merging to widespread desolation; then the smoke clouds came between to shut off a world reeking with the fumes of destruction. – The Hammer of Thor by Charles Willard Diffin
  7. For great magnification or reduction a lens of comparatively short focus must be used, but, as a long- focus lens gives a more perfect image, we use one of very long focus- thirty- six inches- for copying the same size or for slight magnification or reduction." – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  8. The magnification is eight diameters, so that the squares are here each two- thirds of an inch in diameter. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  9. He centered the shoreline of the bay and put on maximum magnification – A Matter of Importance by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  10. As Dr. Walton forcefully says in his admirable booklet: The present, then, is the age, and our contemporaries are the people, that bring into prominence the little worries, that cause the tempest in the teapot, that bring about the worship of the intangible, and the magnification of the unessential. – Quit Your Worrying! by George Wharton James
  11. In the control room he checked the relative position of two green lights on the navigation panel, shut off the main drives, clicked the viewscreen up to maximum magnification and took over the manual controls. – Membership Drive by Murray F. Yaco
  12. I experimented with different water levels in my glass to bring up the magnification and I diligently sketched. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  13. I had switched on four screens, each a different magnification – Jack of No Trades by Charles Cottrell
  14. Red line for production, green line for exports, blue for imports, sectioned vertically for the ten Viceroyalties and sub- sectioned for the Prefectures, and with the magnification and focus controls he could even get data for individual planets. – Ministry of Disturbance by Henry Beam Piper
  15. He turned a knob, increasing magnification – The Players by Everett B. Cole