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How to use headwind in a sentence
McCauley, though, professes not to worry about regulatory headwinds.In a first for the crypto industry, Visa-backed Anchorage gets a federal bank charter | Jeff Roberts | January 13, 2021 | Fortune
Despite remaining headwinds, the future is looking up for most cannabis businesses, according to these investors.
And, reflation, in general, is a headwind for growth stocks.As an impeachment vote gains momentum, the markets tick higher | Bernhard Warner | January 12, 2021 | Fortune
He lowered the plane out of the speedy headwinds, hoping to save some fuel.A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it. | Sarah Scoles | January 5, 2021 | Popular-Science
Under no scenario was the effort ever going to be conducted without headwinds.In the COVID vaccine rollout, our expectations don’t match reality | matthewheimer | January 4, 2021 | Fortune
But we do not live in that world, and that is a headwind pushing against currents of balance, growth, and repair.
Webb—or any Virginia Democrat—would be running into quite a headwind in 2012.
Ascending steadily against a continuous headwind, we picked up the second sledge at midday on the 28th.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
Travelling between the cataracts against a strong headwind was slow work and we longed for the next one to get along faster.Our Caughnawagas in Egypt | Louis Jackson
The men at the oars now made hard work of it against the headwind and the running sea.Frontier Boys on the Coast | Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
Next morning we set out, slowly floating with a little headwind, through a fog.The houseboat book | William F. Waugh
With a cold headwind on the starboard quarter, we hug the lee of the Ohio shore.Afloat on the Ohio | Reuben Gold Thwaites
British Dictionary definitions for headwind
a wind blowing directly against the course of an aircraft or ship: Compare tailwind
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Scientific definitions for headwind
A wind blowing directly against the course of a moving object, especially an aircraft or ship.
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