Sentence Examples


  • As the doe strained, one tiny hoof emerged, and then disappeared as the contraction subsided.
  • Squatting, the doe strained again and one hoof presented again, only to disappear again after the contraction ended.
  • She tugged the gloves on and waited until the contraction passed.
  • In the dead animal, and for its great elasticity and power of muscular contraction while living.
  • This enormous capacity for expansion and contraction is astonishing if we believe matter to be continuous, but if we imagine air to be made up of little particles separated by relatively large empty spaces the changes in volume are more easily conceivable.

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