curve

01. The path [curves] around the lake, and then ends in the campground.
02. We drove around a [curve] in the road, and came upon a serious car accident.
03. I don't like women that skinny; I prefer someone with a few more [curves].
04. The [curve] of her hips was clearly visible through her tight dress.
05. Your son's spine is slightly [curved], and may give him back problems as he grows older.
06. The pitcher threw a [curve] ball which completely fooled the batter.
07. As you can see on the graph, the line showing our profits for the year [curves] slowly but steadily upwards.
08. The moon follows a [curved] path as it goes around the Earth.
09. Einstein was able to show that the mass of the Earth [curves] space-time.
10. Einstein's theory predicts that the universe as a whole can be [curved].
11. There is a beautiful [curved] staircase in the front hall, leading up to the game room on the second floor.
12. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton once said that in life, as in art, the beautiful moves in [curves].
13. Canadian politician Pierre Elliot Trudeau once said, "My life is one long [curve], full of turning points."
14. The nation of Vietnam stretches in a long, s-shaped [curve] in South East Asia.
15. [Curvaceous] actress Pamela Henderson has announced her upcoming marriage to multimillionaire William Thorpe.
16. The [curvature] of the Earth makes it look like you will sail off the edge of the world if you head for the horizon.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • curve — [kɜːv ǁ kɜːrv] noun [countable] a diagram showing how a price or an amount changes in relation to another price, amount etc: • The price curve is rising as the bond gets closer to maturity. US /kɜːv/ noun [C] ► GRAPHS & CHARTS a line on a graph… …   Financial and business terms

  • Curve — Curve, n. [See {Curve}, a., {Cirb}.] 1. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curve — vb Curve, bend, twist are comparable when they mean to swerve or cause to swerve or deviate from a straight line or a normal direction or course. Curve is the word of widest application, and it may describe any deviation or swerving from the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • curve — [kʉrv] adj. [L curvus, bent: see CROWN] Archaic curved n. 1. a line having no straight part; bend having no angular part 2. a thing or part having the shape of a curve 3. the act of curving, or the extent of this 4. [pl.] the pronounced curving… …   English World dictionary

  • curve — ⇒CURVE, adj. Rare. Courbe. J appris les secrets Des pertuisés roseaux et de la curve flûte (MORÉAS, Sylves, 1896, p. 161). Rem. Canada 1930, BÉL. 1957, DUL. 1968 attestent curve, subst. fém., région. (Canada) au sens de « courbe, tournant,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Curve — Curve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curved} (k[^u]rvd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Curving}.] [L. curvare., fr. curvus. See {Curve}, a., {Curb}.] To bend; to crook; as, to curve a line; to curve a pipe; to cause to swerve from a straight course; as, to curve a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curve — (k[^u]rv), a. [L. curvus bent, curved. See {Cirb}.] Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curve — (englisch für „Kurve; Rundung“) bezeichnet: eine britische Rock /Electronica Band, siehe Curve (Band) eine US amerikanische Lesbenzeitschrift, siehe Curve (Zeitschrift) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • curve — curve; curve·some; in·curve; …   English syllables

  • Curve — Curve, v. i. To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curve — [n] arched, rounded line or object ambit, arc, arch, bend, bight, bow, camber, catenary, chord, circle, circuit, circumference, compass, concavity, contour, crook, curlicue, curvation, curvature, ellipse, festoon, flexure, hairpin, half moon,… …   New thesaurus

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