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 Meanings and Examples of CURVE
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
curve
 v.  bend or turn gradually from a given direction, as road curves to the right
Classic Sentence: (138 in 10 pages)
1  It swerved at the bottom of the hill and disappeared; but it had such a lovely easy curve, of knights riding and ladies on palfreys.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
2  He laid his hand on her shoulder, and softly, gently, it began to travel down the curve of her back, blindly, with a blind stroking motion, to the curve of her crouching loins.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
3  And there his hand softly, softly, stroked the curve of her flank, in the blind instinctive caress.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
4  She backed slowly round the curve, out of sight of the road, locked the car, and got down.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
5  She took it obediently, and he watched the full curve of her hips as she went up the first stairs.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
6  Viewed sideways, the closing-line of her lips formed, with almost geometric precision, the curve so well known in the arts of design as the cima-recta, or ogee.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
7  As he spoke the gleam of the sidelights of a carriage came round the curve of the avenue.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
8  A steep curve of heath-clad land, an outlying spur of the moor, lay in front of us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
9  In its cold light I saw beyond the trees a broken fringe of rocks, and the long, low curve of the melancholy moor.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
10  The moon was low upon the right, and the jagged pinnacle of a granite tor stood up against the lower curve of its silver disc.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
11  There was the same shortening of the pinna, the same broad curve of the upper lobe, the same convolution of the inner cartilage.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
12  He is extremely tall and thin, his forehead domes out in a white curve, and his two eyes are deeply sunken in his head.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
13  A minute later a carriage and engine could be seen flying along the open curve which leads to the station.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
14  He had turned also, and still kept his distance until the curve of the road hid them from my sight.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
15  At the same instant an empty dog-cart, the horse cantering, the reins trailing, appeared round the curve of the road and rattled swiftly towards us.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  It is therefore possible to measure around an armhole curve and compare the measurement with that of the sleeve head.
2  The masonry at the crown of the arch is paler than on either curve.
3  The curve illustrates costs per capita.
4  The population curve has slowed down.
5  It's a pretty steep learning curve when you're thrown into a job with no prior experience.
6  The whole team has been on a steep learning curve since the project began.
7  The road went round in a tight curve.
8  A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
9  A smile is the most beautiful curve on a woman's body.
10  Because the edges of the tube curve away from the film, the x-rays get scattered about, causing distortion.
11  The car swerved at every curve in the serpentine road.
12  This scarf is really simple and easy - but the wavy ribs cause the edges of the scarf to curve in and out, making it look more complicated than it is.
13  The crevice passage twisted into this reef, curved directly to the north heel, and ran along the base of the rock.
14  Each large outer petal is curved and cup-shaped, yet each has its finishing point which makes the blossom starry.
15  He can be recognized by his aquiline nose, curved like the beak of the eagle.