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Usage examples for periodic

  1. But mere rest, which in course of time restores the exhausted earth, is often not equally efficient in restoring the exhausted mind; nor does mere rest, even were it a specific in the case, lie within the reach of the periodic writer. – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  2. Apparently she did not add to the joy of her family during those periodic visits and she made no pretence of eagerness about going. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  3. Political Justice belongs to the generation of Gibbon, eloquent, elaborate and periodic at its best; heavy and slightly verbose at its worst. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  4. Arrangements were, therefore, set up for periodic statements by a member of the group. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew
  5. The continuous periodic movement cannot be really shown by examples, just because it is continuous and periodic. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  6. It was during one of these periodic flourishings of the Agence Pujol that Aristide met the Ducksmiths. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  7. Reincarnation is the periodic " dip" of an immortal individual into materiality for the working out of karma, after an interval, long or short, spent under other conditions of existence. – Four-Dimensional Vistas by Claude Fayette Bragdon
  8. He, their surgeon, readily admitted this, and gave them a toast, " The Power of Music," associating with this the name of Monsieur Jean Alphonse Marie Trinquier, Director of Periodic Festivities to the Municipality of Dieppe. – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. The third law, which relates to the connection between the periodic times and the distances of the planets, was not discovered until ten years later, when Kepler, in 1619, issued another work, called the 'Harmonies of the World, ' dedicated to James I. of England, in which was contained this remarkable law. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  10. For the one tragedy that marked the course of our lives in the itinerancy was not the poverty and hardships through which we passed, it was the periodic backsliding of William. – A Circuit Rider's Wife by Corra Harris
  11. The words of Marcus Aurelius are typical: " The periodic movements of the universe are the same, up and down from age to age"; " He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for time without end; for all are of one kin and of one form"; " He who is forty years old, if he has any understanding at all, has, by virtue of the uniformity that prevails, seen all things which have been and all that will be." – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  12. The " Moon of Heav'n" is the outward cosmos, fettered to the law of periodic recurrence. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  13. The Periodic Sentence A sentence is periodic when the completion of the main thought is delayed until the end. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
  14. Under an accumulation of hardships famine was periodic, and from 1760, when the first Whiteboys appeared, disorder in one degree or another was chronic. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  15. This puts her in class G 6 without further examination, and your only hope of prolonging your life throughout the next two days lies in the frequent and periodic administration of stimulants. – Perfect Behavior A Guide for Ladies and Gentlemen in all Social Crises by Donald Ogden Stewart
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