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 Meanings and Examples of ELASTIC
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
elastic
 a.  springing back; able to return quickly to a former state or condition
Classic Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  As year succeeded to year she grew taller and stronger, her cheek more rudy, and her step more elastic.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
3  Constance sat down with her back to a young pine-tree, that swayed against her with curious life, elastic, and powerful, rising up.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
4  His step was elastic, and his face betokened inward pleasantry, as he advanced to Mr. Bumble, and shook him cordially by the hand.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
5  As her once elastic walk had become deadened by time, so had her natural pride of life been hindered in its blooming by her necessities.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
6  It was pierced in the brim for a hat-securer, but the elastic was missing.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
7  In an instant I had caught him round the waist, and held him up while Holmes and Pycroft untied the elastic bands which had disappeared between the livid creases of skin.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
8  Aunt Bessie worked her lips as though they were an elastic band.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
9  That blubber is something of the consistence of firm, close-grained beef, but tougher, more elastic and compact, and ranges from eight or ten to twelve and fifteen inches in thickness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
10  The lower subdivided part, called the junk, is one immense honeycomb of oil, formed by the crossing and recrossing, into ten thousand infiltrated cells, of tough elastic white fibres throughout its whole extent.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 77. The Great Heidelburgh Tun.
11  The elastic, light step of an Indian was gone, and in its place he was compelled to toil his tardy way over the ground, inch by inch.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
12  The thrill of his enthusiasm made him walk with an elastic step.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
13  But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
14  His thoughts were so elastic, his heart so tender; and involuntarily he picked one of the nearest flowers.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
15  Mine is so elastic, it never seems full now, and I used to be quite contented with my family.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
Example Sentence:
1  Beat it until the dough is slightly elastic.
2  In this country, time is an elastic concept.
3  That elastic band will snap if you stretch it too far.
4  A lot of sportswear is made of very elastic material.
5  The strong, elastic wood of this tree, used for furniture, tool handles, and sporting goods such as baseball bats.
6  In the case of a book where the average width is one inch, for example, the ideal length of elastic will be around 14 inches.
7  In addition to its superior elasticity, bamboo is surprisingly hard.