ARC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ARC
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 n.  continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape
Classic Sentence:
1  The schooner was run into the wind, and while the hands were clearing away the stern boat, Queequeg, stripped to the waist, darted from the side with a long living arc of a leap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
2  Next instant, the luckless mate, so full of furious life, was smitten bodily into the air, and making a long arc in his descent, fell into the sea at the distance of about fifty yards.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
3  His eyes, meanwhile, roved very slowly all around the room--he completed the arc by turning to inspect the people directly behind.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
Example Sentence:
1  The sun appears to move in an arc across the sky.
2  The ball rose in a high arc and fell behind the boundary line.
3  Why are rainbows in an arc shape?
4  With its elegant, arcing facades and neatly manicured private garden, Egerton Crescent is rich in the hallmarks of affluence and exclusivity you'd expect from Britain's priciest street.