But the arc of history eventually bends toward justice, as King almost said, and it also bends toward accuracy.
In the words of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice.”
She holds up her phone to show a photo of UNDERWOOD looking at her ass as she bends over a Skee-Ball table at Chuck E. Cheese.
Any thought that trading a moral position for money might be wrong bends before the feeling that it is right.
The river slinks between lush trees, its bends offering cover to the solitary figure wading across.
Rapids less powerful, and bends wider, and better beaches to walk on.
When the deer stops to look at him, he bends down his head as if feeding.
He bends down and softly kisses the thick, curling hair that hangs over her forehead.
He listens to the voice of Condan, as grey he bends in feeble light.
It is necessary to dry very thoroughly, for the bends are waterproofed by dipping the dry leather into molten waxes.
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.)).
See decompression sickness.
v. bent (běnt), bend·ing, bends
To incline the body; stoop.