She escaped by propping the automatic garage door open with a paint can and wiggling out after her parents had gone to sleep.
We feel like automatic loyalty has cost us—one Clinton is just like the last Clinton; one Bush is just like the next Bush.
His aorta and amygdala do not receive this information by automatic transfer.
The Bush tax cuts and payroll-tax cuts will expire and automatic cuts kick in from the last failed debt-ceiling negotiations.
That includes seven retiring Democrats, some in red states that looked like automatic turnovers to the GOP.
It has a longer barrel than any other automatic pistol and is fitted with adjustable sights.
They have contrivances in mills that they call 'automatic sprinklers.'
Still the Government hung on, backed in sullen submission by its automatic majority.
"That which I have," said Bones, waving him off with the black muzzle of his automatic Colt.
The lady in the car bent her head, and Borrowdean performed an automatic salute.
"self-acting, moving or acting on its own," 1812, from Greek automatos, used of the gates of Olympus and the tripods of Hephaestus (also "without apparent cause, by accident"), from autos "self" (see auto-) + matos "thinking, animated" (see automaton). Of involuntary animal or human actions, from 1748, first used in this sense by English physician and philosopher David Hartley (1705-1757). In reference to a type of firearm, from 1877; specifically of machinery that imitates human-directed action from 1940.
"automatic weapon," 1902, from automatic (adj.). Meaning "motorized vehicle with automatic transmission" is from 1949.