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dynamic as in:  a dynamic personality

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  • She is a dynamic candidate.
  • The dynamic train guard duo made their way back to the mother, the girl, and the small male corpse.   (source)
    dynamic = energetic
  • One Sunday, they entered Mount Horeb Church in St. James Parish and were immediately impressed by the young, dynamic pastor, Josiah Thomas.   (source)
    dynamic = energetic and enthusiastic
  • That means I'm dynamic, loyal, and chock-full of animal magnetism.   (source)
    dynamic = energetic (on the move; making changes)
  • Mrs. Donelli in English calls us "the dynamic duo" and she put a cutout picture from the paper up on the bulletin board.   (source)
    dynamic = exciting
  • I'm sure he's not the world's most dynamic suitor.   (source)
  • "Hitler is the government," said Miss Gates, and seizing an opportunity to make education dynamic, she went to the blackboard.   (source)
    dynamic = exciting or spirited
  • In 1896, a dynamic young priest by the name of Father Pasquale de Nisco took over at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.   (source)
    dynamic = energetic
  • The same kind of looks that people give her when she walks through the worsted-wool desolation of the Westlake Corporate Park in her dynamic blue-and-orange Kourier gear.   (source)
    dynamic = exciting
  • In the early 1990s Delvin had been a dynamic quarterback for Booker T. Washington High School.   (source)
    dynamic = powerful
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  • Her Harry was so handsome and dynamic, she knew that once married they would share a wonderful life full of travel and fine possessions.   (source)
    dynamic = energetic
  • Dynamic and statuesque, thirty-eight years old, Fox was a ski patroller from Aspen, Colorado, who'd previously summitted two 8,000-meter peaks: Gasherbrum II in Pakistan, at 26,361 feet, and Everest's 26,748-foot neighbor, Clio Oyu.   (source)
  • I'm leading a double-life, a simple, honest warehouse worker by day, by night a dynamic czar of the underworld,   (source)
    dynamic = energetic (on the move; making changes)
  • The owner of the drugstore, though very young, was prosperous and dynamic, truly a man of the age, and seemed destined for even greater success given that the World's Columbian Exposition was to be built just a short streetcar ride east, at the end of Sixty-third.   (source)
    dynamic = energetic
  • A knife has a horrible dynamic power; once in motion, it's hard to stop.   (source)
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dynamic as in:  a dynamic system

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  • It's the most dynamic city in North America.
    dynamic = continually changing and improving
  • A dynamic future tolerates diversity, evolves through trial and error, and contains a rich ecology of human choices.   (source)
  • Industry and commerce are not static things, but dynamic processes, in which individual companies and whole industries rise and fall, as a result of relentless competition under changing conditions.   (source)
    dynamic = continually changing
  • It was a complex, dynamic process which she never ceased to find fascinating.   (source)
  • This is most apparent in general relativity: Its static model of the universe negates the dynamic nature of matter.   (source)
  • Those give us at least some fixed points in the network nearby, but the rest is completely dynamic.   (source)
  • Does this one really have dynamic stabilizers to stop wave motion?   (source)
  • This way and that way, the dynamic little car hopped down the staircase; great slabs of marble appeared to leap off the polished handrails of the stairway—the result of the Volkswagen's gouging out hunks of marble as it skidded from side to side.   (source)
    dynamic = quickly moving
  • Yes, the vibration problem has been overcome by the exclusive Vibro-Dynamic-Lateral-Anti-Inertial Dampening system.   (source)
    dynamic = continually changing
  • I am alive, dynamic, ever active, and moving.   (source)
    dynamic = always changing
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  • Can the stability and order of the world be but a temporary dynamic equilibrium achieved in a corner of the universe, a short-lived eddy in a chaotic current?   (source)
    dynamic = continually changing
  • That evening and for the next few days I immersed myself in psychology texts: clinical, personality, psychometrics, learning, experimental psychology, animal psychology, physiological psychology, behaviorist, gestalt, analytical, functional, dynamic, organismic, and all the rest of the ancient and modern factions, schools, and systems of thought.   (source)
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dynamics as in:  the system dynamic

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  • She is a specialist in fluid dynamics.
  • I'm beginning to understand the interpersonal dynamics and power plays at work in her extended family.
  • Certainly Peeta has thrown a wrench into our star-crossed lover dynamic.   (source)
    dynamic = the interaction of all the forces influencing a changeable situation
  • At lunch the three of us sat together like we always used to, but the dynamics had shifted.   (source)
    dynamics = interaction of influencing forces
  • It is impossible to know what murky convergence of chromosomal matter, parent-child dynamics, and alignment of the cosmos was responsible, but Christopher Johnson McCandless came into the world with unusual gifts and a will not easily deflected from its trajectory.   (source)
  • That's nonlinear dynamics.   (source)
    dynamics = the interaction of all the forces influencing a system
  • Whatever the dynamic, it wasn't Claude's only aversion.   (source)
    dynamic = the interaction of all the forces influencing a changeable situation
  • He chats to amenable guards and tries to understand the dynamic among the prisoners.   (source)
    dynamic = the interaction of all the forces influencing a system
  • But even that dynamic wasn't unique; the same thing was happening in Wes's neighborhood, where Hopkins was the driving force of change, aimed at improving the quality of life for students and faculty.   (source)
    dynamic = interaction of forces influencing a system
  • Instead of a faceless state or community, crime victims were featured at trial, and criminal cases took on the dynamics of a traditional civil trial, pitting the family of the victim against the offender.   (source)
    dynamics = interaction of influencing forces
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  • Consider the dynamic between the Church and the Knights Templar.   (source)
    dynamic = interaction of forces influencing a system
  • Johanssen was his backup for orbital dynamics.   (source)
    dynamics = interaction of influencing forces
  • I've tried to be invisible, but just my presence here has changed the dynamic of the situation.   (source)
    dynamic = interaction of forces influencing a system
  • Indeed, they were an endless Project that slowly evolved into a Unit, in which miles of construction paper and wax crayon were expended by the State of Alabama in its well-meaning but fruitless efforts to teach me Group Dynamics.   (source)
    dynamics = the interaction of all the forces influencing a system
  • I think we need to explore the family dynamics at play here.   (source)
    dynamics = interaction of influencing forces
  • For you to resist the group dynamics of combat, the enormous pressure to follow the herd.   (source)
  • Those are some very troubling dynamics, eh, bud?   (source)
  • Even all these years later, it was all too easy for us to fall into the habit of whispering with our heads together like in Spirsetskaya's class, which seemed like not a good dynamic in the situation.   (source)
    dynamic = force or influence
  • The same dynamic benefited the members of that generation when they went off to college.   (source)
    dynamic = interaction of all the forces influencing a system
  • "No, I don't think Amy oversimplifies the male-female dynamic."   (source)
    dynamic = interaction of forces influencing a situation
  • Only by radically changing the interpersonal sexual dynamic can something like Lawrentian order be restored.   (source)
  • I also left room for the possibility that they had adapted to this dynamic out of necessity, the quiet daughter eclipsed by the attention-diverting self-absorbed mother routine, that Madaline's narcissism was perhaps an act of kindness, of maternal protectiveness.   (source)
    dynamic = way of interacting based on the interaction of the forces influencing a system
  • Parroted from thesis to thesis, this view first gained prominence through a curiously personal dynamic that made it difficult and—as is often the case in the cramped and stuffy rooms of academic debate—even dangerous to resist.   (source)
    dynamic = force
  • I had skipped over the chapter he was on, titled "Elementary Gas Dynamics."   (source)
    dynamics = study of the interaction of all the forces influencing a system
  • From an FBI investigatory report, published by special agents in charge of examining school shootings around the globe: Among school shooters, we have seen a similarity of family dynamics.†   (source)
  • Webgame Dynamics, for instance; money could still be made from that.†   (source)
  • One admiring policeman watched and wondered briefly about the dynamics of dragonfly sex, and what went into what.†   (source)
  • After Colby was born, Sonja and I had found that the dynamics of taking the kids with us everywhere had changed.†   (source)
  • The group studied politics, philosophy, economics — the dynamics of social revolution.†   (source)
  • He was able to do so partly by referring to what we call Galileo's dynamics.†   (source)
  • Over the years, improving group dynamics became a bit of an obsession for me.†   (source)
  • One of her book clients, a New Age psychotherapist, saw voluntary silence as a "wonderful process," and decided he would engage in the same so they could include their findings in a chapter on either dysfunctional family dynamics or stillness as therapy.†   (source)
  • 31 DID YOU REMEMBER: 1) to make out your check to Waveform Dynamics?†   (source)
  • "Our Friend the Atom" was sponsored by General Dynamics, a manufacturer of nuclear reactors.†   (source)
  • In band dynamics.†   (source)
  • We're simply questioning her to try and get a clearer idea of the dynamics of the friends of Chris Ford and Brad Higeons.†   (source)
  • Zayd understands the dynamics of the unit, and he's not close to Rob.†   (source)
  • The dynamics of tuberculosis make it nearly impossible for a person to acquire resistance to more than one drug at a time, but repeated improper therapy can select for increasingly resistant mutants and create strains resistant to any number of drugs.†   (source)
  • He had worked closely with Carter on several high-profile operations—including the one in which Hannah Weinberg had played a small role—but America's nuclear deal with Iran had altered the dynamics of their relationship.†   (source)
  • Yet even in the past, long before any real knowledge of social dynamics had existed, there had been many communities devoted to special religious or philosophical ends.†   (source)
  • The orbital dynamics made the trip safer and shorter the earlier you left, so why wait?   (source)
    dynamics = interaction of influencing forces
  • "I'm only interested in how it affects your dynamic with Peeta, thereby affecting the mood in the districts," he says.   (source)
    dynamic = interaction of forces influencing a situation
  • But he cannot escape the dynamic dictated to him by his culture in which subordinates must respect the dictates of their superiors.   (source)
    dynamic = force resulting from the interaction of many influences in a system
  • That's linear dynamics.   (source)
    dynamics = the interaction of all the forces influencing a system
  • Presumptions of guilt, poverty, racial bias, and a host of other social, structural, and political dynamics have created a system that is defined by error, a system in which thousands of innocent people now suffer in prison.   (source)
    dynamics = interaction of influencing forces
  • Franz Kafka, a latter-day Poe, uses the dynamic in stories like "The Metamorphosis" (1915) and "A Hunger Artist" (1924), where, in a nifty reversal of the traditional vampire narrative, crowds of onlookers watch as the artist's fasting consumes him.   (source)
    dynamic = force or influence
  • But the lines rearranged themselves before I could work out the dynamic, and the principal said: "Willow, do you know why you're here?"   (source)
    dynamic = interaction of forces influencing a system
  • Unfortunately, as Langdon neared, Vernet seemed to sense the dangerous dynamic developing, and he took several steps back, repositioning himself six feet away.   (source)
  • Because as I watched the school district offices recede into the distance, I was certain that the old dynamic between Dell and Mai and me was over.   (source)
    dynamic = the interaction of the forces influencing a system
  • It offers a critique of the class system, a story of initiation into the adult world of sex and death, an amusing examination of family dynamics, and a touching portrait of a child struggling to establish herself as an independent entity in the face of nearly overwhelming parental influence.   (source)
    dynamics = interaction of influencing forces
  • Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison.†   (source)
  • Consultants Fort Detrick and General Dynamics (EBD) July 1965.†   (source)
  • Design was awarded to the naval architects of the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, since GD had considerable experience designing living quarters on atomic submarines, where men had to live and work for prolonged periods.†   (source)
  • Flavor Dynamics has a plant in South Plainfield; Frutarom is in North Bergen; Elan Chemical is in Newark.†   (source)
  • The New York-based firm Media Dynamics estimates that the average American is now exposed to 254 different commercial messages in a day, up nearly 25 percent since the mid 1970s.†   (source)
  • You have to understand the personal dynamics of the group, juggle different personalities, keep people happy, manage the demands on your own time and attention, and so on.†   (source)
  • My interest happens to lie in electro-dynamics.†   (source)
  • She wondered about him; Gail Wynand, famous for his extraordinary capacity; but this was not merely the force of an ambitious adventurer who had created a chain of newspapers; this—the quality she saw in him here—the thing stretched out under the sun like an answer—this was greater, a first cause, a faculty out of universal dynamics.†   (source)
  • I gave no credence to the ideology of Garveyism; it was, rather, the emotional dynamics of its adherents that evoked my admiration.†   (source)
  • Dream is the personalized myth, myth the depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic in the same general way of the dynamics of the psyche.†   (source)
  • No doubt the reader has been struck by a certain resemblance of this ancient mythological doctrine of the dynamics of the psyche to the teachings of the modern Freudian school.†   (source)
  • I knew, as I watched and listened, that but few people understood the essence of Communism, its passional dynamics; but a few knew that Communism was more important than any of its individual parties, than the sum of all its tactics, strategies, theories, mistakes, and tragedies.†   (source)
  • Particularly after the work of the psychoanalysts, there can be little doubt, either that myths are of the nature of dream, or that dreams are symptomatic of the dynamics of the psyche.†   (source)
  • To a man not led astray from himself by sentiments stemmingfrom the surfaces of what he sees, but courageously responding to the dynamics of his own nature—to a man who is, as Nietzsche phrases it, "a wheel rolling of itself"—difficulties melt and the unpredictable highway opens as he goes.†   (source)
  • The supreme hero, however, is not the one who merely continues the dynamics of the cosmogonic round, but he who reopens the eye—so that through all the comings and goings, delights and agonies of the world panorama, the One Presence will be seen again.†   (source)
  • "Dynamics," Hans Castorp finished the sentence for him.†   (source)
  • Dynamics, that was everything in the world of substances, Peeperkorn said, all else was relative.†   (source)
  • In general, our pharmacologists would do well not to be too overweening about their knowledge, for they had the same problem with a great many things: they knew this and that about the dynamics and effects of a substance, but any question as to precise causes all too frequently proved an embarrassment.†   (source)
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  • Du Bois understood this dynamic deeply and brought it to life in a way that absolutely fascinated me.†   (source)
  • It's not exactly dynamic, is it?†   (source)
  • The Misfits had no power dynamic.†   (source)
  • I should explain the dynamic.†   (source)
  • Adjectives tumbled through her mind-there were so many for her daughter: dynamic, loyal, bright, breathtaking-but she found herself forming different letters.†   (source)
  • It was dynamic, dramatic.†   (source)
  • She even talked at one point about how the people in her office would all be "dynamic, go-ahead types," and I remembered clearly those same words written in big letters across the top of the advert: "Are you the dynamic, go-ahead type?"†   (source)
  • It requires that a very real dynamic and active union exists.†   (source)
  • That dynamic has existed for all time.†   (source)
  • Hegel's 'reason' is thus dynamic logic.†   (source)
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  • In fact, the whole dynamic has changed.†   (source)
  • I had no idea how complex the dynamic is with such a large pack.†   (source)
  • Even with the dolls, and the crooked pottery vases, even with my cheerleading and bake sales and fretting over my relationship with Rogerson, my mother still couldn't fill the space left behind by my older, more dynamic, more everything, sister.†   (source)
  • One man calls Nathaniel's music "dynamic" and hands him a dollar.†   (source)
  • The bulkhead-mounted speaker would have commanded a four-figure price in any stereo shop for its clarity and dynamic perfection; like everything else on the 688-class sub, it was the very best that money could buy.†   (source)
  • But it created a dynamic where he wasn't accountable, and I made excuses for him.†   (source)
  • Watching TV programs featuring psychiatrists convinced me, for they came across as dynamic intellectuals who knew everything about solving anybody's problems.†   (source)
  • It was hard to deny now: in the space of a few days— a few hours, really—their whole easygoing dynamic had changed.†   (source)
  • You see in this beauty a dynamic stabilizing effect essential to all life.†   (source)
  • Lots of group dynamic stuff to sort out.†   (source)
  • Thomas Schelling, "Dynamic Models of Segregation," journal of Mathematical Sociology (1971), vol. i. pp— 143-186.†   (source)
  • She was dynamic and quiet, with a wise sweetness.†   (source)
  • It's simply intriguing to me the dynamic you must have.†   (source)
  • No, the dynamic is different here—everyone does what they can to support the mission.†   (source)
  • He'd been a project manager, dynamic, hard-driving.†   (source)
  • "Through these materials, your product or point of view becomes the focus of discussions in the classroom," it said in another, "...the centerpiece in a dynamic process that generates long-term awareness and lasting attitudinal change."†   (source)
  • Zindzi was a dynamic speaker like her mother, and said that her father should be at the stadium to speak the words himself.†   (source)
  • Mahdere Paulos, the dynamic woman who runs the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association, agrees.†   (source)
  • Ignorance was just as dynamic as knowledge, and it grew in the same proportion.†   (source)
  • In the glamour professions—movies, sports, music, fashion—there is a different dynamic at play.†   (source)
  • The day we went to pick up my sister, the dynamic shifted.†   (source)
  • The racial dynamic of this group will soon evolve along the same grid as in classes of previous years: the kids eventually move past the initial division of black versus Hispanic to a solidarity along the deeper fault line-minority versus Caucasian-as they realize that they'll all face similar challenges assimilating into the white professional class.†   (source)
  • I got an answer from Hans Münster, a veteran trainer at Dynamic in Hamburg.†   (source)
  • I was glad that I had chosen Smith, a college full of smart and dynamic women.†   (source)
  • That erected more dynamic intralinear tensions, he felt, and in just about every case left a message far more universal.†   (source)
  • One rarely comes across, for instance, the following want ad: Prodigy Huge, megalithic corporation seeks a talented, ambitious prodigy to join our exciting, dynamic Prodigy Division for summer job.†   (source)
  • Usually there was more smack talking and excitement after taking down such a dynamic target.†   (source)
  • What one scholar calls a "vicious dynamic" was established, "with events in each country presenting to the other, in a kind of distorted mirror, the proof of its worst fears, its worst nightmare."†   (source)
  • The stance is, in the words of University of North Carolina researchers, "asituation of dynamic imbalance and ballistic opportunity."†   (source)
  • And when you really understand dynamic reality you never get stuck.†   (source)
  • Faith is a dynamic power that breaks the chain of routine, and gives a new, fine turn to old commonplaces.†   (source)
  • "Dynamic corners" were how the Army referred to them, because situations could change quickly once you stepped around one.†   (source)
  • Yes, yes, they had a wonderful research laboratory, very advanced, very dynamic, with forward vision and great plans.†   (source)
  • Richard DeBlass stood with his head bowed and his eyes hooded, a trimmer and somehow less dynamic version of his father.†   (source)
  • But for a minute he had been strong, handsome, virile, dynamic man of days of my opting....and I thought with sudden tears how lucky I had been!†   (source)
  • But if our language stopped changing it would mean that American society had ceased to be dynamic, innovative, pulsing with life—that the great river had frozen up.†   (source)
  • What I am paid to do is to observe him in a rigorous present tense, as a subject dynamically inhabiting a scene, as a phenomenon of study.†   (source)
  • Diminutive but dynamic.†   (source)
  • Did you ask Dad about this 'dynamic'?†   (source)
  • Franny Glass lay asleep on the couch, with an afghan over her; the "wall-to-wall" carpet had been neither taken up nor folded in at the borders; and the furniture—seemingly, a small warehouse of it—was in its usual static-dynamic distribution.†   (source)
  • The external reality and inner dynamic of happenings in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1974 were symptomatic of change, violent change admittedly, but change nevertheless, and for the minority living there, change had been long overdue.†   (source)
  • I suppose the fact of the matter is that deep down I so hungered for friendship—was so infatuated with Sophie, and attracted with such perverse fascination to this dynamic, vaguely outlandish; wickedly compelling young man who was her inamorato—that I dared not regard their relationship in anything but the rosiest light.†   (source)
  • We say he had a 'dynamic' view of history be-cause he saw it as a process.†   (source)
  • Her nature was rather ethereal, full of dynamic shades and hues of color and motion.†   (source)
  • It wasn't the sexy mission, but it was absolutely essential and could end up being the most dynamic.†   (source)
  • There had been more dynamic colors, a deeper sense of narrative sweep.†   (source)
  • The reality of the American government isn't static, he said, it's dynamic.†   (source)
  • Jamie and Eddie, the dynamic duo, we called them after Miss Garber had announced that they'd be the ones doing the roles.†   (source)
  • For as long as he could remember, he'd watched his brother Joey get on the bus, and it was a mystery of dynamic proportion: the way the sun bounced off its snub yellow nose, the door that hinged like the jaw of a dragon, the dramatic sigh when it came to a stop.†   (source)
  • Everyone knew it worked, the three-headed model of management, and the dynamic was thereafter emulated elsewhere in the Fortune 500, with mixed results.†   (source)
  • Six months after the event (when I last had contact with the family), Charles had still not fully recovered, although he is active, walking and talking, and is developing a dynamic personality.†   (source)
  • He was the distilled essence of the dynamic manager, a guy who knew how to delegate, had the passion to inspire, and looked good in what he wore to work.†   (source)
  • This time Nathaniel played the first three movements of the Bach Sonata No. Excellent bow control for expressive playing, possibly a larger dynamic spectrum on f side would be desirable.†   (source)
  • He was very successful and dynamic in his former life and is having trouble adjusting to his new one.†   (source)
  • But he genuinely liked what he had going with Abby and Jordan, and if Felix made things weird, Dan would be blamed for forcing him into the dynamic.†   (source)
  • As the boys connected with Luma, another complicated dynamic began to take shape: they began to compete for her approval.†   (source)
  • She pulled out her notebook and launched into a detailed explanation of how she had stopped using grid patterns for her dots and was now using chalk art—style graphics to create murals, so that when the dots got filled in, they would "have a dynamic flow pattern."†   (source)
  • Hegel pointed out that as regards philosophical reflection, also, reason is dynamic; it's a process, in fact.†   (source)
  • It was as if time itself had become dynamic and volatile, adding to the seeming chaotic but precisely managed heavenly display.†   (source)
  • The next season, Darlington and Peshawa became a dynamic scoring combination, and their team went undefeated.†   (source)
  • Understanding this dynamic in abstract terms was useful, but it didn't necessarily help Cole get through to young men or their parents, because of the profound distrust many refugees had built up through the process that led to their flight in the first place.†   (source)
  • My words are alive and dynamic—full of life and possibility; yours are dead, full of law and fear and judgment.†   (source)
  • To move from something that is only a noun to something dynamic and unpredictable, to something living and present tense, is to move from law to grace.†   (source)
  • That expectancy has no concrete definition; it is alive and dynamic and everything that emerges from our being together is a unique gift shared by no one else.†   (source)
  • Even though it had pretty much dominated our family dynamic for almost a year, I'd never heard Whitney acknowledge her problem out loud.†   (source)
  • And it was funny of course because the routines were so impeccably smooth and serious, so nineteen-thirties in their dynamic alignments, and isn't that when the movie was made?†   (source)
  • A salesman, if he or she is to be successful, has to gather all of that information—figuring out, say, the dynamic that exists between a husband and a wife, or a father and a daughter—process it, and adjust his or her own behavior accordingly, and do all of that within the first few moments of the encounter.†   (source)
  • But you won't be dynamic!†   (source)
  • She had begun as my sister's psychiatrist, and then wanted to see us as a family so she could see how the family dynamic affected my sister.†   (source)
  • Speaking of role models and the power of education, Camfed Zimbabwe has a new and dynamic executive director.†   (source)
  • The stator would not only have to be rigid under the heavy gravity of this planet but would have to withstand dynamic thrusts at twenty gravities.†   (source)
  • After congressional hearings were held on Coble's bill in 1999, the IFA claimed in a press release that federal regulation of franchising would interfere with "free enterprise contract negotiations" and seriously harm one of the most vital and dynamic sectors of the American economy.†   (source)
  • As a person who takes such delight in the dynamic nature of English, Dr. Lewes seemed a surprisingly nonprescriptive person to head the Grammar Police, but that's what she calls herself.†   (source)
  • In trying to understand the whole student, it's helpful to have a picture of the larger family dynamic.†   (source)
  • The quantum physicists have it right; they are beginning to think like Indians: Everything is connected dynamically at an intimate level.†   (source)
  • The day had started with a small luncheon in the hotel suite of a visiting Argentinian legislator, where a few people of various nationalities had talked at leisurely length about the climate of Argentina, its soil, its resources, the needs of its people, the value of a dynamic, progressive attitude toward the future-and had mentioned, as the briefest topic of conversation, that Argentina would be declared a People's State within two weeks.†   (source)
  • Roshaneh brought in another dynamic Pakistani woman, Sadaffe Abid, who had studied economics at Mount Holyoke College.†   (source)
  • A dynamic young man with a glowing pointer stood before a multicolored satellite photo, predicting the weather for the next five days.†   (source)
  • These were the men whom official speeches described as "the progressive businessmen of our dynamic age," but whom people called "the pull peddlers"—the species included many breeds, those of "transportation pull," and of "steel pull" and "oil pull'1 and "wage-raise pull" and "suspended sentence pull"—men who were dynamic, who kept darting all over the country while no one else could move, men who were active and mindless, active, not like animals, but like that which breeds, feeds and moves upon the stillness of a corpse.†   (source)
  • Southern states are among the fastest-growing in the country, transforming the region from an agrarian backwater to America's dynamic hub of transportation, banking, and manufacturing.†   (source)
  • Since the charge was going to explode inside the building, the over pressure was more dynamic and would blow out windows and doors.†   (source)
  • With Quality as a central undefined term, reality is, in its essential nature, not static but dynamic.†   (source)
  • The upshot is that Bangladesh today has a significant civil society and a huge garment industry full of women workers who power a dynamic export sector.†   (source)
  • His hair was expensively cut and layered, a certain amount of color combed in, a certain amount of technology brought to bear, but it seemed to need a more dynamic head.†   (source)
  • Sitting near the ramp in the dark, I was amazed that we were able to pull off an operation as dynamic as this one without taking any serious casualties.†   (source)
  • A photograph can show a physical image in which time is static, and a mirror can show a physical image in which time is dynamic, but I think what he saw on the mountain was another kind of image altogether which was not physical and did not exist in time at all.†   (source)
  • For example, we've repeatedly described educating girls as the single best way to lower fertility, improve children's health, and create a more just and dynamic society.†   (source)
  • She also knows that she has been dragooned into this outing for two purposes of display—because she is a knockout, as they say in the American movies that year, but also because by her presence, poise and language she can demonstrate to this distinguished guest, this dynamic helmsman of commerce, how fidelity to the principles of German culture and German breeding is capable of producing (and in such a quaint Slavic outback) the bewitching replica of a fraulein of whom not even the most committed racial purist in the Reich could disapprove.†   (source)
  • The great dynamic principle is the common principle of the human equation.†   (source)
  • Cash works on, half turned into the feeble light, one thigh and one pole-thin arm braced, his face sloped into the light with a rapt, dynamic immobility above his tireless elbow.†   (source)
  • He said to himself, 'I would do much more for him and them, more more; life is never going to be again for them what it was for me,' but the dynamic love which used to move his trigger-finger felt flat and dead.†   (source)
  • Aries people are forceful and dynamic.†   (source)
  • He almost lifted, carried, her up the steps, supporting her from behind by both elbows as you lift a child; he could feel something fierce and implacable and dynamic driving down the thin rigid arms and into his palms and up his own arms; lying in the Massachusetts bed he remembered how he thought, knew, said suddenly to himself, 'Why, she's not afraid at all.†   (source)
  • The boy, crouched on his nail keg at the back of the crowded room, knew he smelled cheese, and more: from where he sat he could see the ranked shelves close-packed with the solid, squat, dynamic shapes of tin cans whose labels his stomach read, not from the lettering which meant nothing to his mind but from the scarlet devils and the silver curve of fish — this, the cheese which he knew he smelled and the hermetic meat which his intestines believed he smelled coming in intermittent gusts momentary and brief between the other constant one, the smell and sense just a little of fear because mostly of despair and grief, the old fierce pull of blood.†   (source)
  • The miracle of this flow may be represented in physical terms as a circulation of food substance, dynamically as a streaming of energy, or spiritually as a manifestation of grace.†   (source)
  • Another night of Stew Beef making dynamic subtleties with his drum and living, sculptural, grotesques in the dance.†   (source)
  • At present the Enemy says "Mine" of everything on the pedantic, legalistic ground that He made it: Our Father hopes in the end to say "Mine" of all things on the more realistic and dynamic ground of conquest, Your affectionate uncle SCREWTAPE XXII MY DEAR WORMWOOD, So!†   (source)
  • [His attitude is convincingly dynamic   (source)
  • The mountain town had for him enormous authority: with a child's egotism it was for him the centre of the earth, the small but dynamic core of all life.†   (source)
  • I'll take my dear Dynamic to the grave.†   (source)
  • The stone had the stillness of one brief moment in battle when thrust meets thrust and the currents are held in a pause more dynamic than motion.†   (source)
  • Pearl was to "put over" the popular songs, to introduce the rag melodies with the vital rhythm of her dynamic meatiness, Helen was to give operatic dignity to the programme.†   (source)
  • As Judith and Clytie did, I stood there before the rotting portico and watched him ride up on that gaunt and jaded horse on which he did not seem to sit but rather seemed to project himself ahead like a mirage, in some fierce dynamic rigidity of impatience which the gaunt horse, the saddle, the boots, the leaf-colored and threadbare coat with its tarnished and flappingbraid containing the sentient though nerveless shell, could not keep up with, which seemed to precede him as he dismounted and out of which he said 'Well, daughter' and stooped and touched his beard to Judith'†   (source)
  • Then it moved reluctantly past the dynamic atmosphere of the Power and Light Company, wheeling bluntly into the gray frozen ribbon of Hatton Avenue, running gently up hill near its end into the frore silence of the Square.†   (source)
  • For a more dynamic and electric prosecutor under these particular circumstances was not to be found.†   (source)
  • This much was clear, however: upas stood in close dynamic relationship to strychnine.†   (source)
  • Amory rose dynamically and sought the windows.†   (source)
  • He recalled Gottlieb's sardonic face; he felt and feared his quality of dynamic hatred.†   (source)
  • That had been Burne, dynamically humorous, fundamentally serious.†   (source)
  • But the effect is there, the dynamic effect, and we find ourselves stuck in his pocket.†   (source)
  • Sir, I repeat: the dynamic power of my engines is nearly infinite.†   (source)
  • The Pompeian Barber Shop was in the basement of the Hotel Thornleigh, largest and most dynamically modern hotel in Zenith.†   (source)
  • Mr. Mason was quite alive now, interrogative, dynamic, and a bit dictatorial in his manner, even to his old friend.†   (source)
  • He went on to speak about the "crow's-eye tree" of the Coromandel coast, from whose orange-yellow berries, the "crow's eyes," was extracted the most dynamic alkaloid of all, called strychnine.†   (source)
  • He, too, was really wonderful, even if he were poor—so much more intense and dynamic than any of these other youths that she knew here.†   (source)
  • Amory felt a sudden surge of joy and then like a face in a motion-picture the aura over the bed faded out; the dynamic shadow by the window, that was as near as he could name it, remained for the fraction of a moment and then the breeze seemed to lift it swiftly out of the room.†   (source)
  • For to her Gilbert, although he was intolerant and contemptuous even to her at times, simulating an affection which was as much a custom as a reality, was still a dynamic and aggressive person putting himself and his conclusions before everyone else.†   (source)
  • He once told me about dynamic drugs and poisonous Asian trees, and it was so interesting it was almost eerie— interesting things are always a little eerie—and yet it was interesting not in and of itself, but actually only in connection with the effect of his personality.†   (source)
  • There was something about bark as such, the tissue between the epidermis and the cambium of ligneous plants, Peeperkorn said—it almost always possessed extraordinary dynamic virtues, both for good and evil.†   (source)
  • And Jephson, his long, tensile and dynamic body like that of a swaying birch, turning toward him and looking fixedly into Clyde's brown eyes with his blue ones, beginning: "Now, Clyde, the first thing we want to do is make sure that the jury and every one else hears our questions and answers.†   (source)
  • But that in no way lessened the present, dynamic temptation, which claimed the prerogative of individuality, refusing to be relegated to the familiar and general or to be mirrored in such descriptions, and which declared itself unique and incomparably urgent— without, of course, being able to deny that it was a temptation whispered from one particular corner, the promptings of a creature i†   (source)
  • Hegglund was neither as schooled nor as attractive as some of the others, yet by reason of a most avid and dynamic disposition—plus a liberality where money and pleasure were concerned, and a courage, strength and daring which neither Doyle nor Ratterer nor Kinsella could match—a strength and daring almost entirely divested of reason at times—he interested and charmed Clyde immensely.†   (source)
  • But he had found that humdrum world in a terribly dynamic condition, in which even badinage and lyrism had turned explosive; and the first day of this visit had become the most fatal epoch of his life.†   (source)
  • In civilization, such as it has formed itself, a little by the command of God, a great deal by the agency of man, interests combine, unite, and amalgamate in a manner to form a veritable hard rock, in accordance with a dynamic law, patiently studied by economists, those geologists of politics.†   (source)
  • Until now, its dynamic potential has remained quite limited, capable of producing only small amounts of power!†   (source)
  • You've obviously found what all mankind will surely find one day, the true dynamic power of electricity.†   (source)
  • "Professor," Captain Nemo replied, "static objects mustn't be confused with dynamic ones, or we'll be open to serious error.†   (source)
  • Terry croaked, "Don't trust math too much, son," and he so confused him with references to the thermo-dynamical derivation of the mass action law, and to the oxidation reduction potential, that he stumbled again into raging humility, again saw himself an impostor and a tenth-rater.†   (source)
  • Looking out the window beside me, I could see Monica start up the driveway, altogether undynamically, and as usual, exceptionally slowly.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in undynamically means not and reverses the meaning of dynamically. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
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