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 Meanings and Examples of ATOM
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atom
 n.  a tiny piece of anything; the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Labour should be kept in active operation, and, even as, in a mill, flour comes flowing from grain, so should cash, and yet more cash, come flowing from every atom of refuse and remnant.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
2  And in this atom, this mathematical point, the blood is circulating, the brain is working and wanting something.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
3  It is so subtle, so difficult of analysis, that persons who are a little limited, or even simply persons of strong nerves, will not understand a single atom of it.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: III
4  The jury all wrote down on their slates, 'SHE doesn't believe there's an atom of meaning in it,' but none of them attempted to explain the paper.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII. Alice's Evidence
5  His face looked dreadful, white and red and swollen, and he was gasping and choking; but savage little Mary did not care an atom.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  Meg thought it was too cruel to hint about her sad failure, and the last atom of patience vanished as he spoke.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
7  Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  She took the little drab thing between her hands, and there it stood, on its impossible little stalks of legs, its atom of balancing life trembling through its almost weightless feet into Connie's hands.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
9  It was the single atom of life that the scene contained, and it only served to render the general loneliness more evident.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
10  Tommy," he said, "I see you haven't changed an atom.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
11  On the one hand, all shadow; on the other, an atom.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE LITTLE ONE ALL ALONE
12  The soldiers you believe to be dying with hunger, worn out with fatigue, ready to desert, gather like atoms of snow about the rolling ball as it hastens onward.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Father and Son.
13  His face was livid, large drops rolled down his face, and in his fingers he held the fragments of a quill pen which he had torn to atoms.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 103. Maximilian.
14  The young, who can't make, but only break; shiver into splinters the old vision; smash to atoms what was whole.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
15  It had been smashed to atoms where it stood.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The atom bomb is of catholic concern.
2  Each atom of hydrogen has only one proton.
3  In the twentieth century, physicists have made their greatest discoveries about the characteristics of infinitesimal objects like the atom and its parts.
4  If any one of them can explain it, I'll give him sixpence. I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it.
5  Muons are produced when cosmic rays - high-speed atom fragments that hurtle through space - smash into the atmosphere; they carpet bomb Earth at a rate of 10,000 per square meter per minute.
6  The scientist Ernest Rutherford was the first person to split the atom.
7  The threat to a craft of deep space is that its electronics might be wrecked; radiation slowly displaces atoms in solids, to the detriment of any electronic components those atoms are part of.
8  The molecules of oxygen gas contain just two atoms.
9  The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
10  To determine these it is necessary to use a slower method such as atomic absorption spectroscopy or neutron activation.
11  The use of atomic energy will revolutionize the lives of coming generations.
12  There is no shortage of financial firepower to fund atomic research.
13  We should accelerate our research in atomic power generation and speed up the building of atomic power plants.
14  Other more recent tests involve direct comparison of the time-keeping of atomic clocks or of masers.
15  This is a kind of atomic spectrum.