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  • A large ball may not fall faster than a small one, but it has more kinetic energy.
  • It’s not enough that we have to sit through class after class and try to stay awake while they fill our heads with all this stuff we will probably never need to know, like how to figure out the surface area of a cube or what the difference is between kinetic and potential energy.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • What are the words for the first parallel kinetic binding?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Very observant —I know that view and you caught some really interesting line and energy, I think kinetic was the word she used, really nice quickness about it, all those intersecting planes and the angle of the fire escapes.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • The sound was kinetic humans, flowing, charging up.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • There was a kinetic, almost feverish energy to him that hadn’t been there before.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Looking back, I realize that I never felt any kinetic relationship to Jews.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • He was still optimistic, but it was a less kinetic, a more thoughtful optimism.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The hyena was up again in an instant, every hair on its body as erect as the hairs on my head, but its hostility wasn’t quite so kinetic now.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He was probably too far away to see Magnus clearly; Isabelle had her hands against the warlock’s chest, but Magnus—Magnus, who was always so kinetic, so bursting with energy—was utterly still under Isabelle’s ministrations.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls

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  • He formulated a new premise of his own and he solved the secret of converting static energy into kinetic power.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He preferred himself to see another’s face and listen to another’s words by which potential narration was realised and kinetic temperament relieved.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The feelings excited by improper art are kinetic, desire or loathing.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • She was not a girl who could be "won" in the kinetic sense—she was proof against cleverness, she was proof against charm; if any of these assailed her too strongly she would immediately resolve the affair to a physical basis, and under the magic of her physical splendor the strong as well as the brilliant played her game and not their own.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • He had been rated in plasma grenades, he!l-whips, fleschette rifles, sonics, recoilless zero-gravity weapons, deathwands, kinetic assault guns, and beam gauntlets.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "The Horvath have kinetic: bombardment systems and heavy lasers." the National Security Advisor said dryly.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • There was something about Miles that made her think he ate off dirty dishes but she began to get used to him, to like him a lot—he was kinetic and unre-flective, essentially artless, blank to the schemes of conceit that ruin many a budding love.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I’ve never, ever heard my parents say the word "kinetic" in my entire life!
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Secondary weapons were high-acceleration missiles using either kinetic or fusion-pumped laser warheads.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Capacatorial Kinetic Luminosity.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "Except the carbon’s going to get very kinetically active and tend to move away."
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Does the nature of atmospheric electricity permit it to be converted into kinetic power-right or wrong?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Just the kinetic impact after thirty seconds running will blow through Horvath screens.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Beauty expressed by the artist cannot awaken in us an emotion which is kinetic or a sensation which is purely physical.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • The desire and loathing excited by improper esthetic means are really not esthetic emotions not only because they are kinetic in character but also because they are not more than physical.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Leopold Bloom Ellpodbomool Molldopeloob Bollopedoom Old Ollebo, M. P. What acrostic upon the abbreviation of his first name had he (kinetic poet) sent to Miss Marion (Molly) Tweedy on the 14 February 1888?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • ůvolumes of 1000 pages each of innumerable quires and reams of India paper would have to be requisitioned in order to contain the complete tale of its printed integers of units, tens, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions, billions, the nucleus of the nebula of every digit of every series containing succinctly the potentiality of being raised to the utmost kinetic elaboration of any power of any of its powers.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime.
  • A few kinetic artists use illusion to give a sense of movement rather than using wind, water, electricity or some of other form of kinetic energy.
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