MOMENTUM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MOMENTUM
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 n.  product of a body's mass and its velocity; impelling force or strength; impetus
Classic Sentence:
1  Every soldier in Napoleon's army felt this and the invasion moved on by its own momentum.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER II
2  Secondly it was impossible, because to paralyze the momentum with which Napoleon's army was retiring, incomparably greater forces than the Russians possessed would have been required.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XIX
3  It was too late, however, for we were rapidly gathering momentum, and an instant later had shot clear of the station.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
Example Sentence:
1  The campaign for reform should start to gather momentum in the new year.
2  She gave fresh momentum to the campaign.
3  The campaign has been gaining momentum ever since the television appeal.
4  The movement to change the union's constitution is slowly gathering momentum.
5  The movement for reform rapidly gathered momentum.
6  The fight for his release gathers momentum each day.
7  As the rock rolled down, it gathered momentum.
8  The style prevails and picks up momentum.
9  There's concern that a further delay will cause a damaging loss of momentum.
10  There she's against tough competition such as Meryl Streep but this award will give her extra momentum towards what's undoubtedly the bigger prize in movies.
11  He says he's trying to gain momentum from the U.N. to the G-20, to this Copenhagen summit in December.
12  We've got a clear mission and a great team; your energy and enthusiasm is palpable, the ideas are flowing, and momentum is building.