n. tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
In addition to its superior elasticity, bamboo is surprisingly hard.
Sentence in Classic:
All their elasticity was departed, and I never saw them half so wretched as on this night; insomuch that when the bell rang, and Mr.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
She returned to town in a glow of rejuvenation, conscious of a clearer colour in her cheeks, a fresh elasticity in her muscles.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
During my youthful days discontent never visited my mind, and if I was ever overcome by ennui, the sight of what is beautiful in nature or the study of what is excellent and sublime in the productions of man could always interest my heart and communicate elasticity to my spirits.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Such is the subtle elasticity of the organ I treat of, that whether wielded in sport, or in earnest, or in anger, whatever be the mood it be in, its flexions are invariably marked by exceeding grace.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
A few drops of the rum restored suspended animation, while the friction of his limbs restored their elasticity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
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 Context