n. self-propelled movement; power or ability to move
Recent studies with modern cameras have shown that horse locomotion is actually very different to what we thought.
Sentence in Classic:
A lady so decorous in herself, and so highly connected, was not to be suspected of dropping over the banisters or sliding down them, yet her extraordinary facility of locomotion suggested the wild idea.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Whenever I see the movement of a locomotive I hear the whistle and see the valves opening and wheels turning; but I have no right to conclude that the whistling and the turning of wheels are the cause of the movement of the engine.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
To refute him someone would have to prove to him that there is no devil, or another peasant would have to explain to him that it is not the devil but a German, who moves the locomotive.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
This epoch will pass away, people have already begun to understand that, if there can be force in a boiler, there can be no force except in the brain; in other words, that which leads and drags on the world, is not locomotives, but ideas.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
We have vanquished the hydra, and it is called the locomotive; we are on the point of vanquishing the griffin, we already grasp it, and it is called the balloon.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
If all the broad land between the Mississippi and the Pacific becomes one great market for bodies and souls, and human property retains the locomotive tendencies of this nineteenth century, the trader and catcher may yet be among our aristocracy.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context