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Yet it’s unmistakably present, and since the movie itself contains sequences that move, in essence, forward and backward — and are the same yet different when you watch them — it functions, in a way, like a kind of cinematic Sator square.
THE ANCIENT PALINDROME THAT EXPLAINS CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S TENETALISSA WILKINSONSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
Granted, your business likely doesn’t bring in the same revenue as Amazon, but you can still work the formula backward from Amazon’s actual revenue, determine what percentage that loss accounts for and then apply that to your revenue.
WHY SITE SPEED IS CRITICAL FOR YOUR SEO SUCCESS AND HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPENANTHONY GAENZLESEPTEMBER 4, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
Lift is an arrow pointing upward, and drag is one pointing backward.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW AN AIRCRAFT GLIDESBY PETER GARRISON/FLYING MAGSEPTEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Police in Buffalo, New York, reported 75-year-old Martin Gugino “tripped and fell” until a video showed officers shoving him backward to the pavement and leaving him bleeding with a fractured skull.
AN OFFICER’S WORD SHOULDN’T BE THE LAST WORDANDREW TAYLORAUGUST 19, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The team added backward-facing barbs to the surface of the needles.
MICRO-BARBS COULD MAKE SHOTS LESS PAINFULSTEPHEN ORNESMAY 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Then a shower of dirt flew into their faces and both Jolly Robin and his wife tumbled over backward.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
A like indifference to the position of a picture, and of a letter, has been observed among backward races.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
But they went slowly, with much half-whispered, sullen conferring and many a backward glance at Marius and those with him.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
More than nine-tenths of these were made in Birmingham, and, of course, our tradesmen were not backward with their own specimens.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
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