Sentence Examples


  • Memory of the land in Arkansas streaked across her mind like a comet, leaving a trail of questions in its wake.
  • There he completed his investigation of the comet of 1680, for which the Cotta prize was awarded to him in 1817; he correctly assigned a period of 71 years to the comet of 1812; and discovered the swift circulation of the remarkable comet which bears his name (see Comet).
  • There he observed the transit of Venus of 1882 and photographed the great comet of that year.
  • In any case the orbits of comets are exposed to such tremendous perturbations from the planets that it is unsafe from the present orbit of a comet to conjecture what that orbit may have been in remote antiquity.
  • His observations of the great comet of January 1672 supplied the basis of modern cometary astronomy.

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