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gra vuh tee

  • n  (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
  • n  a manner that is serious and solemn
  • n  a solemn and dignified feeling

  • The police officer could not gauge the gravity of the situation and was soon engulfed by an angry mob.
  • Accelerated by the force of gravity on the first half of his trip, he would have gained just enough kinetic energy to coast up to the other sideagainst the pull of gravity .
  • Lots of people, including Einstein (see above), talk about gravity, the restraining force which makes people walk on floors instead of floating in midair.
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  • Paul Goydos in Los Angeles Times
    Gravity is the best friend I have,Goydos told Jonathan Byrd and Cliff Kresge, his playing partners for the magical round.
  • Gregory Smith in Central Florida News 13|
    Mosul will continue to be a center of influence for, a center of gravity for al-Qaida because of its key network of facilitation _ both financing and foreign fighters,Smith said. "The flow to Mosul is critical for al-Qaida in Iraq."
  • Leah Ward Sears in Seattle Times
    Sears said that represented a "seismic shift in the legislature's view of the gravity of oral sex between two willing participants."

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