MOTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MOTION
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motion
 n.  movement; act of changing location; ability or power to move
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She seemed to Ethan taller, fuller, more womanly in shape and motion.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  They swarmed on Melanie despite the fan Scarlett kept in constant motion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
3  There was, however, one topic she could rely on: one spring that she had only to touch to set his simple machinery in motion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
4  Lily's mind had reverted from the intrusive personality of Mr. Rosedale to the train of thought set in motion by Trenor's first words.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
5  The rise of her blood as their eyes met was succeeded by a contrary motion, a wave of resistance and withdrawal.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
6  She drew back with a motion of disgust, but her withdrawal was checked by a sudden discovery: under the glare of Mrs. Peniston's chandelier she had recognized the hand-writing of the letter.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
7  She made no immediate motion to do so, however, but dropping into a chair looked wearily about her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
8  Miss Bart felt an inward motion of annoyance: it was distasteful enough to hear her name coupled with Trenor's, and on Rosedale's lips the allusion was peculiarly unpleasant.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
9  But now it woke only a motion of indignant contempt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
10  She made no reply, but her face turned to him with the soft motion of a flower.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
11  The lamentable weakness of the words roused a motion of pity in Lily's breast.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
12  But the old habit of observing the conventions reminded her that it was time to bring their colloquy to an end, and she made a faint motion to push back her chair.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
13  "I must go," she repeated, making a motion to rise from her chair.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
14  The baby, feeling herself detached from her habitual anchorage, made an instinctive motion of resistance; but the soothing influences of digestion prevailed, and Lily felt the soft weight sink trustfully against her breast.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
15  The brown cube of a house stirred and awakened; it seemed to be in motion; it welcomed her back from shopping; it lost its mildewed repression.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
16  The main mode is the regular one that keeps the vehicle's straight ahead motion in check.
17  For a similar reason, a collision head-on between two cars in motion is much more violent than if one of them is at rest.
18  The piston is the only movable part, the force of the steam is directed to that part, and the motion is then transmitted to the crank, and to the shaft of the engine.
19  Traction refers to the friction between a drive member and the surface it moves upon, where the friction is used to provide motion.
20  There were hundreds of warrior-robots of various sizes walking about, waving arms and rods, having no tasks to do, but in compulsive, meaningless motion.
21  His motion threw the meeting into an uproar.
22  The cheetah has an extremely flexible backbone that gives extra speed or force to its running motion.
23  A device for transmitting rotary motion, consisting of a handle or arm attached at right angles to a shaft.
24  Because we seem unable to agree on this issue at the moment, let us table the motion for now and come back to it at a later date.
25  After the film editors finished to bowdlerize the language in the script, the motion picture's rating was changed from "R" to "PG.".
26  Each year more than two million people visit a doctor for dizziness, and an untold number suffer with motion sickness.
27  An airsickness bag is a bag commonly provided to passengers onboard airplanes and boats to collect and contain vomit in the case of motion sickness.
28  In its simplest form, vibration can be considered to be the oscillation or repetitive motion of an object around an equilibrium position.
29  Glass motioned to him to wind down the window.
30  The director motioned to me to come forward.