Sentence Examples


  • As she let up, they found traction and the car shot out of the driveway.
  • Fatigue kept most of the thoughts from gaining traction, and they melted away like much of her dreams did.  Gabe stopped at sunset, as darkness settled into the jungle.  Katie watched him set up a small fire.
  • The snow had melted on the mountain trail, and the dry gray rocks provided sufficient traction for Ed's hooves as they climbed higher into the hills.
  • Electric traction was first used in Buenos Aires in 1897, since when nearly all the lines of that city have been reconstructed to meet its requirements, and subways are contemplated to relieve the congested street traffic of the central districts; the companies contribute 6% of their gross receipts to the municipality, besides paying $50 per annum per square on each single track in paved streets, 5 per thousand on the value of their property, and 33% of the cost of street repaving and renewals.
  • Tramways with mechanical traction have developed rapidly.

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