01. The brochures were held together with [elastics] and piled on the desk.
02. When I was little, I was so skinny that my mother had to put an [elastic] waistband in all my pants so that they would stay up.
03. His interpretation of the rules is very [elastic]; as long as you don't create any particular problems, he'll let you do what you want.
04. The cord is [elastic], so it can be used for packages of varying sizes.
05. It is necessary to continually stretch the muscles in order for them to retain their youthful [elasticity].
06. I put an [elastic] around the papers to keep them from blowing away.
07. These cycling clothes are made of a very [elastic] material, for ease of movement.
08. The [elasticized] waist will allow pregnant women to wear the clothing over the entire 9 month period.
09. The [elasticated] waist will allow pregnant women to wear the clothing over the entire 9 month period.
10. There is still a lot of [elasticity] in our plans because we can't really be sure how things will proceed until we start.
11. The little boy was scolded by his teacher for shooting [elastics] at the other children in class.
12. He has a very [elastic] interpretation of the rules, which means he does pretty well whatever he wants.
13. The dough should have a good [elasticity] to it when you've finished kneading it.
14. The [elasticity] of demand for the product has made it difficult to predict future sales.
15. Because of their great [elasticity], our lungs are 100 times easier to blow up than a balloon.
16. Human hair is supposed to be able to stretch twenty-five percent of its length without breaking. Hair which is less [elastic] is not healthy.
17. Earthquakes are vibrations of the land caused by the breakage and sudden movement of rocks which have been strained beyond their [elastic] limits.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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