INVERSE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INVERSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  opposite; reversed in order, nature, or effect; turned upside down
Classic Sentence:
1  Now you clearly see the sequence of events, though you see them, of course, in the inverse order to the way in which they presented themselves to me.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  The proportion of freedom to inevitability decreases and increases according to the point of view from which the action is regarded, but their relation is always one of inverse proportion.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
3  They used I know not what desires to give point to the same wrath in inverse sense.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—AN ANCIENT SALON
4  It was birth the wrong way round--a monstrous inversion.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
5  But now her every motion appeared to be the exact inversion of her previous ones.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In XII
6  The feelings of husband and wife varied, in some measure, inversely with their positions.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
7  On the near side, the sea-wall makes an elbow crooked inversely, and its end too has a lighthouse.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence:
1  There is an inverse ratio between the strength of light and its distance.
2  These kinds of cases are formally called regulatory takings or inverse condemnation cases.
3  The tension grew in inverse proportion to the distance from their final destination.
4  The traditional approach has tended to regard unemployment and inflation as being inversely related.
5  Pressure varies directly with temperature and inversely with volume.
6  The size of the nebula at this stage is inversely proportional to its mass.
7  The gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.