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Definition angled or curving outward
  • Convex mirrors make things look smaller and farther away than they are.
  • Light passing through a convex lens converges at the focal point.
  • Of what use is genius, if the organ is too convex or too concave and cannot find a focal distance within the actual horizon of human life?
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, Second Series
  • Borromini altered convex and concave surfaces to create the illusion of movement.
  • The knife, which is shaped like a crescent, that cuts with the convex side, falls from a less height, and that is all the difference.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • MC Escher's drawing "Concave and Convex" experiments with perspective and perception.
  • This august hump, if I mistake not, rises over one of the larger vertebrae, and is, therefore, in some sort, the outer convex mould of it.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick LXVIII-CXXXIV
  • A triangle is always a convex polygon because it contains all the line segments connecting any pair of its points. That is not necessarily true of a quadrilateral which could have a caved side.
  • His theory is like an impression of hers; concave where her thoughts are convex and vice versa.
  • Behind my half-head, in the center of the picture, in the empty sky, a pier glass is hanging, convex and encircled by an ornate frame.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • In that convex fish-eye image, I saw eyes, a nose, cheekbones, lips ....
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It was soft and convex, and it drew in items placed on top of it.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • A very great number of streets which are now convex were then sunken causeways.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He had coarse features, a blunt nose, a convex and receding brow, tumid and protruded lips.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Orr studied Yossarian over his shoulder, his moist lips drawn back around convex rows of large buck teeth.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • This august hump, if I mistake not, rises over one of the larger vertebrae, and is, therefore, in some sort, the outer convex mould of it.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • On this he drew Sokos'hard weapon from his flesh and through his convex shield.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • But everything concave about Buddy had suddenly turned convex.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • [*] The knife, which is shaped like a crescent, that cuts with the convex side, falls from a less height, and that is all the difference.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • With a quick motion of his hand he flipped the dough onto a convex frame covered with rags, held by a fourth man.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter

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