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How to use dislocation in a sentence
We meet parents who have suffered unspeakable tragedy and dislocation, and now grapple with grueling night work, and low or no pay.At a Chicago high school, helping refugee students navigate American life | Martha Toll | August 27, 2021 | Washington Post
You’re not going to see that kind of dislocation — that’s not in the plans.Stagwell bets on organic growth to power its merger with MDC Partners, as it retires the MDC name | Michael Bürgi | July 27, 2021 | Digiday
While on the media side, the same kind of dislocation occurred, with media companies looking to fill ad inventory.
After multiple dislocations in the winter of 2018, I needed surgery on both shoulders, so my ski season ended early.We Need to Talk About Mental Health in the Mountains | Drew Petersen | June 30, 2021 | Outside Online
As we think of coming out of this pandemic, which we know is causing a lot of dislocation, we will turn to community colleges for training programs and other short-term certificates in order to help those workers adapt to the changing labor market.She’s From the Government, and She’s Here to Help (Ep. 466) | Stephen J. Dubner | June 17, 2021 | Freakonomics
One feels the same sense of dislocation reading Zweig, his world is indeed a “world of yesterday”.
Surviving the cultural and social dislocation is possible as she uses her past as a source of emotional strength.Book Bag: How to Survive—Five Stories About Unlikely Survivors | Claire Cameron | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During the height of the crisis, Westergaard described the disorientation and dislocation of living under guard.
But a sudden removal of resources without a long-term plan in place will lead to serious social dislocation.
He foresaw violence, bloodshed, public anarchy, economic dislocation, and defeat for him and the Democrats in the coming election.Obama’s LBJ Moment with His Gay Marriage Endorsement | Robert Dallek | May 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But while the tenth man still labors, the machine, though creaking with its dislocation, can still go on.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Even a minor dislocation breaks down a certain part of the machinery of society.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Sunshine blazed from Leonti's eyes, he smiled so broadly that even the hair on his brow stirred with the dislocation caused.The Precipice | Ivan Goncharov
There is in the base h somewhat less chance of accidental dislocation, and somewhat greater solidity and weight.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3) | John Ruskin
For here all seems fallen asunder, in wide-yawning dislocation.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for dislocation
the act of displacing or the state of being displaced; disruption
(esp of the bones in a joint) the state or condition of being dislocated
a line, plane, or region in which there is a discontinuity in the regularity of a crystal lattice
geology a less common word for fault (def. 6)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for dislocation
Displacement of a bone from its normal position, especially at a joint.
An imperfection in the crystal structure of a metal or other solid resulting from an absence of an atom or atoms in one or more layers of a crystal.
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