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01. Japanese people bow at different [angles] to show different meaning.
02. A horse has to change the [angle] of its head to focus it eye instead of changing the shape of the lens of the eye as we do.
03. The floor of the old house is [angled] a bit because the foundation is sinking.
04. We need to try a different [angle] in our advertising in order to attract a younger clientele.
05. In Japanese culture, a bow at a forty-five-degree [angle] is used to show deep respect.
06. In acupuncture, the body of the patient is pierced with special needles, at specific points, and at various [angles] and depths.
07. The painting was hanging at an [angle] and looked about ready to fall.
08. The hiking trail [angles] to the left around the lake.
09. Astronomers often use [angles] to describe distances across our sky.
10. A planet circling the sun has a certain amount of [angular] momentum.
11. The Earth has not always been tipped at an [angle] of 23.5 degrees.
12. The [angle] of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is so great now that is looks like it might fall over at any moment.
13. You need to try to see the question from a number of different [angles] in order to come up with a proper solution.
14. I couldn't figure out what the photograph was of because I was looking at it from the wrong [angle].
15. The sum of all the [angles] of a triangle is 180 degrees.
16. A bowling pin only has to tilt at an [angle] of 7.5 degrees in order to fall over.
17. When the police arrived on the scene, the telephone pole which had been hit by the truck was leaning at a forty-five degree [angle] and looked ready to fall over.
18. There is a lever on the side of the chair that will allow you to adjust the [angle] of the back rest.
19. The scene was filmed from a number of different [angles].
20. The shelf is slightly at an [angle], so things tend to slide down to one end over time.
21. Lord Chesterfield once suggested that modesty is the only sure bait when you [angle] for praise.
22. Someone once observed that the best [angle] from which to approach a problem is the "Try-[angle]."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • Angle — An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle D'or — L angle d or En géométrie, l angle d or est créé en divisant la circonférence c d un cercle en 2 sections a et b(<a) de telle manière que : et …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • angle — ANGLE. s. m. Ouverture de deux lignes qui se rencontrent. Angle droit. Angle aigu. Angle obtus. Angle de quarante cinq degrés. Angle de cent degrés. Angle saillant. Angle rentrant. Une figure à plusieurs angles. [b]f♛/b] On dit aussi, Les angles… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • angle — m. angle. Angle maigre : angle aigu. Géom. > Angle agut, obtùs, drech : angle aigu, obtus, droit. voir motut …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • angle — angle1 [aŋ′gəl] n. [ME & OFr < L angulus, a corner, angle < Gr ankylos, bent, crooked: see ANKLE] 1. a) the shape made by two straight lines meeting at a common point, the vertex, or by two planes meeting along an edge: see DIHEDRAL,… …   English World dictionary

  • Angle — An gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Angled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Angling}.] 1. To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line. [1913 Webster] 2. To use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as, to angle for praise. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle — ist der Name folgender Personen: Edward H. Angle (1855–1930), US amerikanischer Orthodontist Kurt Angle (* 1968), US amerikanischer Wrestler Sharron Angle (* 1949), US amerikanische Politikerin Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Angle — member of a Teutonic tribe, Old English, from L. Angli the Angles, lit. people of Angul (O.N. Öngull), a region in what is now Holstein, said to be so called for its hook like shape (see ANGLE (Cf. angle) (n.)). People from the tribe there… …   Etymology dictionary

  • angle — noun. This word had been used since the 1870s in the meaning ‘the aspect from which a matter is considered’ • (The old stagers…the men who knew all the angles, who had great experience Nevil Shute, 1944) often with a defining word: the OED gives… …   Modern English usage


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