Lloyd Grove on how Gingrich is bending the race to his will.
This is a relatively painless form of entitlement reform that could have significant impact on bending the long-term cost curve.
Funny though, how I keep writing these things and the nation keeps not bending to my indomitable will.
For a president who talked about bending the arc of history, being accused of sexism is a troubling stain on his legacy.
Republicans are finally bucking Grover Norquist and bending on taxes.
It was bending forward when I saw it first, and when I spoke it darted away.
I was bending over him, and a light of recognition dawned in his eyes.
Then she caught sight of the river, bending like a silver bow at the foot of Bellissime.
Then bending his head over her shoulder, he seemed to beg the consent of her eyes.
Then, bending her head with a graceful yet proud submission, she retired.
Old English bendan "to bend a bow; confine with a string, fetter," causative of bindan "to bind," from Proto-Germanic base *band- "string, band" (cf. Old Norse benda "to join, strain, strive, bend"), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind" (cf. Gothic bindan, Old High German bintan, Sanskrit badhnati "binds," Lithuanian bendras "partner;" Old Persian bandaka- "subject").
Modern sense (early 14c.) is via notion of bending a bow to string it. Cognate with band, bind, and bond. Related: Bended; bent; bending.
"a bending or curving," 1590s; "thing of bent shape," c.1600, from bend (v.). Earlier "act of drawing a bow" (mid-15c.). The bends "decompression pain" first attested 1894.
"broad diagonal band in a coat-of-arms, etc.," c.1400, from earlier sense of "thin, flat strap for wrapping round," from Old English bend "fetter, shackle, chain," from PIE *bhendh- (see bend (v.)).
v. bent (běnt), bend·ing, bends
To incline the body; stoop.