motion


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01. The [motion] of a moving car always makes me fall asleep when I'm sitting in the back.
02. The little bunny stayed [motionless] in the tall grass until the hawk flew away.
03. Mae West once said that sex is an emotion in [motion].
04. Benjamin Franklin once said, "Never confuse [motion] with action."
05. The [motion] of the boat in the big waves made a lot of people seasick.
06. A government backbencher has introduced a [motion] to lower the voting age to 16.
07. The [motion] of the stroller quickly put the baby to sleep.
08. She made a [motion] with her hand to get the attention of the nurse.
09. Birds don't fly by flapping their wings up and down; the [motion] is more forward and backward, like a figure eight on its side.
10. The first [motion] picture copyrighted in the United States in 1894 showed a man in the act of sneezing.
11. There is evidence to suggest that ginger root is effective against [motion] sickness and nausea when taken in powdered form.
12. Because our earth moves very smoothly along its orbit, we feel [motionless], and it appears that the sun moves around the sky.
13. Tai chi, a traditional Chinese martial art, has been described as meditation in [motion].
14. The first color [motion] pictures, exhibited in 1928 by George Eastman, showed images of flowers, butterflies, peacocks, goldfish, and attractive women.
15. Recent studies suggest that overweight children exhibit an economy of [motion], and expend significantly less energy in their daily activities than normal-weight children.
16. Isaac Newton observed that every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform [motion] in a straight line, except in so far as it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.
17. Kepler proposed the last of his three laws of planetary [motion] in 1618.
18. Ostriches can kick with tremendous force, but only in a forward [motion].
19. Measurements of the intensity of an earthquake evaluate the severity of ground [motion] at a specific location.
20. In any gas, particles are constantly in random [motion].
21. The surface fluids on our planet are in constant [motion].
22. Ground [motion] is the primary effect of an earthquake.

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