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kinetic

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Definition characterized by motion
  • It is a kinetic sculpture.
kinetic = characterized by motion
  • A kinetic weapon does not contain explosives. Such a projectile gets its destructive force from its weight and speed.
  • kinetic = characterized by motion
  • 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
  • kinetic = characterized by motion
  • I've never, ever heard my parents say the word "kinetic" in my entire life!
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • kinetic = characterized by motion
  • 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.
  • He was still optimistic, but it was a less kinetic, a more thoughtful optimism.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The feelings excited by improper art are kinetic, desire or loathing.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • 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
  • There was a kinetic, almost feverish energy to him that hadn't been there before.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • What are the words for the first parallel kinetic binding?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He formulated a new premise of his own and he solved the secret of converting static energy into kinetic power.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Looking back, I realize that I never felt any kinetic relationship to Jews.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • "The Horvath have kinetic: bombardment systems and heavy lasers." the National Security Advisor said dryly.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The sound was kinetic humans, flowing, charging up.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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