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We rode an inverted loop roller coaster.
  to turn something in the opposite position — such as upside down, inside out, or (of two things) in switched position
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invert inverted invertible inverting inverts invertibility
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  • We rode an inverted loop roller coaster.
  • She inverted the "M" to make a "W".
  • here the theme is inverted
  • their inverted power play, which sets up behind the goal instead of at the point

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  • an inverted yield curve
  • Part Two — That World Inverted
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • For a brief moment, she felt like she was on some body of water on the moon itself, everything cast in a strange inverted palette.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • These barren land eskers are the inverted beds of long-vanished rivers which once flowed through and over the glaciers that, ten thousand years ago, covered the Keewatin Barrens to a depth of several thousand feet.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • A red sash covered the waist, forming an inverted peak that separated the bodice from the explosion of skirts beneath.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Time on Camazotz seems to be inverted, turned in on itself.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time

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  • Red inverted the grocery bag over the table.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Etienne sees soldiers with hollows in their cheeks like inverted cups.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Three tiny scars, an inverted triangle.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Due south is the CN Tower, lifting up like a huge inverted icicle.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Its left eye was cloudy and a lower tooth protruded upward from his mouth, an inverted fang.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Hodge hesitated, then offered a short, inverted nod.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • It was strange how your world could shift on its axis and everything you trusted could invert itself in what seemed like no time at all.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • He would turn it over, letting all the snow collect on the top, then quickly invert it.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Sherman put on his cap shield and put an inverted Auk casement on the table.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • It showed Isla Nublar as an inverted teardrop, bulging at the north, tapering at the south.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I have nothing to say of my working life, only that a tie is a noose, and inverted though it is, it will hang a man nonetheless if he’s not careful.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • As he inverted the net, the fish dropped onto the dock, flopping as it hit the surface.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • After every two words he gasped and dragged the air over his vocal chords, making a sound like an inverted grunt.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • His little mouth was shaped like a v in eternal good cheer; his eyebrows were tiny v’s inverted over round, blue eyes; his hair, rich, white and waved, looked like a wig, but was real.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Hungry Joe’s inverted set of responses was a curious phenomenon to everyone but Hungry Joe, who denied the whole thing stubbornly.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • It was a different psychological environment, where my normal expectations were inverted, where leadership was honored and class clowns were ostracized.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • He opens his eyes, staring profoundly up at our inverted faces.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • All over the world, she thought-those inverted lights go reaching into every land, they go on, encircling the earth.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She put this word into inverted commas by making the wiggly quotation sign with her first and second fingers.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • After their departure, taking place in inverted order to their arrival, the canvas cloth was cleared, or rather was restored to some hurried order by the pallid steward.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But when you inverted the equation-expectation divided by reality-you didn’t get the opposite of happiness.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Some are lying; some stand erect, this on his head, and that on his soles; another like a bow inverts his face to his feet.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • In the other hand he held a bottle, which, from time to time, was inverted above his head to the accompaniment of gurgling noises.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Twelve thrones, built for beings the size of Hades, were arranged in an inverted U, just like the cabins at Camp Half-Blood.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • He shook his head and lifted the torch, then inverted it and extinguished it against the ground, leaving everyone to find their way home in the moonlight.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He was a stocky man with an angular mustache, like a messy inverted U. Sleepy-eyed, he saluted.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Here’s another insight puzzle: A giant inverted steel pyramid is perfectly balanced on its point.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Yet it would not be honest to pretend that it is solely an inverted selfishness that moves me.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • I sat on an inverted washtub and trembled as its metallic coldness seeped through my pants.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • He saw a giant inverted funnel snout poked into dark sand in front of it.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • O earth! bear witness to this sound, And crown what I profess with kind event, If I speak true: if hollowly, invert What best is boded me to mischief!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • The respective positions of the two arts will be inverted.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The narrow sheath of the shimmering white dress flared out subtly at the train almost like an inverted calla lily, cut so skillfully that her body looked elegant and graceful—while it was motionless, at least.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Bewildered, Langdon looked at the screen, which displayed an inverted black-and-white photograph, like a ghostly film negative.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The faucets were inverted and she thought that soda water came out instead of plain water.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • When you invert your head, it looks like a thread of finest gossamer stretched across the valley, and gleaming against the distant pine woods, separating one stratum of the atmosphere from another.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Stephen pointed to a basket which a butcher’s boy had slung inverted on his head.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • The stone-work rose thirty feet, without a crack or ledge, to overhanging courses like inverted steps.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Far down the inverted telescope he saw the faint white figure of May Welland—in New York.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • The sky was an inverted cup of blue metal.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
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