noun Historical Linguistics.
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Words nearby compensatory lengthening
Example sentences from the Web for compensatory lengthening
I shut my eyes yet felt aware of the garden at my elbow, the blooms opening as if in time-lapse, the stalks lengthening.
It is never held but chased under the lengthening shadows of habit and fear.He Left Nirvana Because He Had Cooler Things to Do. Like Going to Iraq.|Jacob Siegel|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If they all switch to eating red meat, then ten years later, red meat will look like some life-lengthening elixir.
Fossil corals are silent witnesses to the lengthening of days.How Long Is a Year? Is the Earth Slowing Down? And Other Questions About Time|Neil Shubin|January 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the new book, Vaillant returns bearing another three decades of data as well as his own lengthening perspective.What Harvard’s Grant Study Reveals about Happiness and Life|Dan Slater|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nor do I care for those compensatory honors that my position and family influence might have secured for me.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
But the shadows are lengthening, the days come and go, and still my name has not appeared on the court calendar.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
In the leaping kangaroo and jerboa a shortening of the arms and lengthening of the legs appear.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
The Factor stood at the open door, watching the slowly gathering shadows lengthening upon the trees.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
More than once Coronado sickened of his seemingly hopeless and ever lengthening pilgrimage of sin.Overland|John William De Forest