VELOCITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VELOCITY
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velocity
 n.  rapidity or speed of motion; swiftness
Classic Sentence:
1  He seemed swimming with his utmost velocity, and now only intent upon pursuing his own straight path in the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
2  The river glanced by with its ordinary velocity, but the canoe was nowhere to be seen on its dark waters.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
3  So rapid was the progress of the light vessels, that the lake curled in their front, in miniature waves, and their motion became undulating by its own velocity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
4  He often stopped to examine the trees; nor did he cross a rivulet without attentively considering the quantity, the velocity, and the color of its waters.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
5  There was no time for greetings or congratulations; for Uncas, though unconscious of the presence of his friends, continued the pursuit with the velocity of the wind.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
6  She would shoot with consummate velocity from the roof to the hall, yet would be in full possession of her breath and dignity on the moment of her arrival there.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
7  Clym reached the hatches, the framework of which was shaken to its foundations by the velocity of the current.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
8  Our mental existences, which are immaterial and have no dimensions, are passing along the Time-Dimension with a uniform velocity from the cradle to the grave.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In I
9  I think I have told you that when I set out, before my velocity became very high, Mrs. Watchett had walked across the room, travelling, as it seemed to me, like a rocket.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
10  The formula which he wrote obediently on the sheet of paper, the coiling and uncoiling calculations of the professor, the spectre-like symbols of force and velocity fascinated and jaded Stephen's mind.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
11  The French army pushed on to Moscow, its goal, its impetus ever increasing as it neared its aim, just as the velocity of a falling body increases as it approaches the earth.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER II
Example Sentence:
1  Well might the velocity of light be called instantaneous by the early observers.
2  Spacecraft propulsion is any method used to change the velocity of spacecraft and artificial satellites.
3  Koryon flapped forward, dropping slightly to gain velocity from the dive.
4  The higher velocity fluid around the core of the vortex is at a lower pressure than the fluid circulating farther away.
5  Consider, for example, an ion which crosses the horizontal plane at the point K, where its velocity is entirely vertical.
6  Eventually, the star attained the velocity of light.