momentum


momentum
01. The cyclist gained [momentum] going down the hill, and by the time he got to the bottom, he was doing almost 60 kmh.
02. After losing the first two games, the Yankees now have the [momentum], having won the following three.
03. The movement to legalize same sex marriage is really gaining [momentum] in this country, with almost 70% of those polled in favor.
04. Our team was doing great for a while, but then we got badly beaten in a couple of games, and now we seem to have lost all our [momentum].
05. In the late 1800s, industrialization was well advanced in the U.S. and was slowly picking up [momentum] in Canada.
06. The campaign to replace the party leader is gaining [momentum], with several of his closest Ministers now publicly calling for his resignation.
07. Oprah Winfrey once observed that if you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies, and if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose [momentum] to finish the race.
08. President Bush's campaign seems to be picking up [momentum] and the Republicans seem confident that he will win a second term.
09. Newton's first law of motion explains that a moving object continues to move because it has [momentum].
10. [Momentum] depends on mass; therefore because a heavy object has more mass than a light object, it has more [momentum].
11. To change the [momentum] of an object in motion, we must exert some force on the object.
12. Peter de Jager once noted that sometimes being pushed to the wall gives you the [momentum] necessary to get over it.
13. If you have several objects in a system, perhaps interacting with each other, but not being influenced by forces from outside of the system, then the total [momentum] of the system does not change over time.
14. The size of the [momentum] of an object in motion is equal to the mass of the object multiplied by the size of the object's velocity.
15. In cross-country skiing, it's often hard to get going, but once you've got some [momentum] it's easier going.

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