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 Meanings and Examples of COMET
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comet
 n.  an object that goes around the sun
Classic Sentence:
1  In Pierre, however, that comet with its long luminous tail aroused no feeling of fear.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXII
2  It seemed to Pierre that this comet fully responded to what was passing in his own softened and uplifted soul, now blossoming into a new life.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXII
3  To the right and high up in the sky was the sickle of the waning moon and opposite to it hung that bright comet which was connected in Pierre's heart with his love.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIX
4  Gazing at the high starry sky, at the moon, at the comet, and at the glow from the fire, Pierre experienced a joyful emotion.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIX
5  Then, suddenly, an idea, shining and new, flashed like a comet through her brain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
6  The flashing cascade of his mane, the curving comet of his tail, invested him with housings more resplendent than gold and silver-beaters could have furnished him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
7  Then Sherlock Holmes cocked his eye at me, leaning back on the cushions with a pleased and yet critical face, like a connoisseur who has just taken his first sip of a comet vintage.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
8  At last a steady twilight brooded over the earth, a twilight only broken now and then when a comet glared across the darkling sky.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In XI
9  Brutus deals him a blow with a knife, and God a blow with a comet.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER II—PRELIMINARY GAYETIES
10  They have observed ninety-three different comets, and settled their periods with great exactness.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
11  But sliding down the ropes like baleful comets, the two Canallers rushed into the uproar, and sought to drag their man out of it towards the forecastle.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
12  Great accidents are the law; the order of things cannot do without them; and, judging from the apparition of comets, one would be tempted to think that Heaven itself finds actors needed for its performance.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER II—PRELIMINARY GAYETIES
Example Sentence:
1  Instruments on board include the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer which will analyse the chemical composition of the comet nucleus - the icy core in the head of the comet.
2  Instruments on board will analyze the chemical composition of the comet nucleus - the icy core in the head of the comet.
3  The brightened comet in the constellation Virgo may even be visible to the naked eye, allowing members of the public around the world to join in this historic moment in astronomy.
4  An outburst of relief as Stardust finally landed in the Utah desert after a four and a half billion kilometre journey that had taken the craft half way out to Jupiter and through the tail of a comet.
5  People came up with some eccentric ideas for dealing with the emergency: someone even suggested tieing a knot in the comet's tail!.
6  The comet it had met was itself a visitor from the outer limits of the solar system and the dust particle it shed, and which Stardust caught, have been untouched since the Solar System formed billions of years ago.
7  After students understood something about cometary orbits, they could draw conclusions about why we see a given comet only once over a period of many years.
8  In recent years, scientists have been more concerned with the earth colliding with comets and asteroids and comet Swift-Tuttle is big, about the same size as the asteroid that wiped out dinosaur sixty-five million years ago.
9  The dust particles from the comet have been untouched since the Solar System formed billions of years ago.
10  The comet would flare up as in nears the sun and cause a lightshow that would be visible even in daylight.
11  Recently they have discovered a comet.
12  Some scientists believe that comets hold the most primitive materials in the solar system and that they played a role in shaping some of the planets.
13  NASA has launched its Contour spacecraft, one of a series of missions designed to investigate comets.
14  Scientists hope Contour will visit at least two comets, providing the first detailed look at the differences between these primitive building blocks of the Solar System.