PENDULUM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PENDULUM
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pendulum
 n.  a body suspended from fixed point as to swing freely to and fro by the alternate action of gravity and momentum
Classic Sentence:
1  His habits of mind had the regular swing of a pendulum.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
2  One would have said that he was a pendulum which was no longer wound up, and whose oscillations were growing shorter before ceasing altogether.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—ATTRACTION AND EXTINCTION
3  This was the last oscillation of the pendulum.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER II—LAST FLICKERINGS OF A LAMP WITHOUT OIL
4  It's not to be denied that one of 'em has left her sphere, has shot, has eloped, to put it plainly, with the entrails of a time-piece, the mere pendulum of a grandfather's clock.'
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
5  He's gone; she's gone; and the old clock that the rascal made himself into a pendulum for is the only one of 'em all to stop.'
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
6  That done, the pendulum returned to its right-left, right-left oscillation.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
7  On a table stood a ragged chair, with, beside it, a clock minus a pendulum and covered all over with cobwebs.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
8  The pendulum of the great clock went to and fro, and the hands turned, and everything in the room became still older; but they did not observe it.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE OLD HOUSE
9  All the little duties were faithfully done each day, and many of her sisters' also, for they were forgetful, and the house seemed like a clock whose pendulum was gone a-visiting.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
10  Her lips were slightly parted, and her breast rose and fell with the regularity of a pendulum.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  There was a clock on the middle of the mantelpiece, with a picture of a town painted on the bottom half of the glass front, and a round place in the middle of it for the sun, and you could see the pendulum swinging behind it.
2  After several years of Republican government, the pendulum will undoubtedly swing back and voters will elect a Democrat.