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Origin of pendulum
OTHER WORDS FROM pendulumpen·du·lum·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pendulum
Over the decades, the pendulum has swung back and forth between more decentralized and more coordinated models of the economy, each time expecting a different result.
Elections have swung back and forth in an almost predictable pendulum fashion since 1992 — unified control of one party, divided government, unified control of the other party, and so forth, over and over.
In the past four months, talk of reform and proposed structural changes to combat racism at agencies has started to shift the pendulum — but more action is required.‘It’s all been plan, plan, plan mode:’ Agencies have big ideas for greater diversity, but more action is needed|Seb Joseph|September 15, 2020|Digiday
Snails with coiled or elongated shells tended to swim straight up, and to sink straight down whenever they stopped flapping, their shells hanging like pendulums beneath their wings.Sea butterflies’ shells determine how the snails swim|Maria Temming|September 8, 2020|Science News
As the pendulum swings away from data-heavy, third-party based audience targeting, publishers are using contextual data tools in smarter ways and gaining more control over their contextual ad revenues.‘Supercharging contextual’: Publishers eye potential for contextual ad revenue growth|Lucinda Southern|September 3, 2020|Digiday
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