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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCELERATING

They were high above the ground now, accelerating with a force of one gravity.

Progress is accelerating, feeding upon and multiplying itself.

There is no such thing as accelerating the speed by minute gradations.

In spite of accelerating his motors Joe could no longer force the ship to descend.

All about us was a trembling, an accelerating pulse of life.

Accelerating their pace, the two gaily descended the stairs.

Suspense, too, is an agent in accelerating the forward march of a story.

The Star of Empire was moving westward at an accelerating speed.

In every way the war is accelerating the emancipation of women from sexual specialisation.

But in fact, the action of the accelerating force does not cease.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin acceleratus, past participle of accelerare "to hasten, to quicken," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + celerare "hasten," from celer "swift" (see celerity). Related: Accelerated; accelerating.

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