Origin of pendulum
Examples from the Web for pendulum
But gerrymandering has cold cocked the pendulum weight, stopped it dead.
The pendulum swing between moods and tone, however, became a staple of the shoot.How Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Pulled Off Their Most Dramatic Roles Yet|Kevin Fallon|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think the pendulum has swung back on that because of books like The Blood Telegram.
The pendulum has swung too far in the other direction from physician paternalism towards willful ignorance by patients.
Shaked spoke in these generalities initially—referring to two sets of people, two polar opposites on a pendulum.Knesset Member Walks Back On Facebook Post Calling Palestinian Kids ‘Little Snakes’|Gideon Resnick|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here more unearthliness hovers round a pendulum than any merely mechanical trick-movements could impart.The Art Of The Moving Picture|Vachel Lindsay
On the pendulum he had a little ratchet wheel, R, having thirty teeth.
The very weight of the pigtail is a sobering influence; its solemn, pendulum movement is incompatible with revolt.Tom and Some Other Girls|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Puritanism was a violent oscillation of the pendulum of life to the other side.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
The pendulum of that thing used to work fine, but the hands wouldn't move.Shavings|Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for pendulum
Word Origin for pendulum
Word Origin and History for pendulum
1660, from Modern Latin pendulum (1643), noun use of neuter of Latin adjective pendulus "hanging down," from pendere "to hang" (see pendant). The Modern Latin word is perhaps a Latinization of Italian pendolo.