(functioning as singular or plural) a nontechnical name for decompression sickness
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How to use bends in a sentence
The rule of law, you see, buckles, bends and sometimes crumbles under the weight of racism, sexism, and classism.
Today, instead of men performing backbreaking work on creaking machinery, unkempt grass bends in the light breeze.
As the police officer bends down to inspect the body, a mouse "blows out" of its chest.Death in the Heartland: What Happened to Steven Haataja? | Tim Teeman | March 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.Frank Underwood Will Not Tolerate Insubordination in This Olive Garden | Kelly Williams Brown | February 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The arc of the moral universe is long, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said, but it bends toward justice.
“I understand that the river bends around the range, and the crest of the first rise seems no great height,” he said.The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
The consumptive bends over his work, fearfully eyeing the keeper's measuring stick.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
If the thought all bends one way, if this direction is perfectly clear, there is no need of conjunctions.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The reed bends but it breaks not, for it groweth by the water, and its roots are strong.
It is the proving that bends the back, tries the patience, strains to the utmost the man's inborn Instinct of the Metal.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White