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adjective as in circular

adjective as in circulating

adjective as in revolving

adjective as in spiral

noun as in circulation

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Example Sentences

Instead of passing the sauce around in a circle, you pass it randomly to the person seated directly to your left or to your right.

If I could have broken into the circle, I think Obama and I would have been friends.

These circles don’t intersect, making it impossible to locate the third vertex of the triangle.

Maybe it’s particles moving around, maybe it’s planets in the solar system, maybe it’s as simple as something rotating on a circle.

Says freedom of speech is “falling out of favor in some circles.”

The whir of the circling NYPD helicopter muffled their chants calling for unity and calling out police brutality.

Few questions, no matter how fun and silly, go by without circling back to their accomplishments or future projects.

They envisioned warriors lost in battle, and women who died in childbirth, as honored spirits, circling the sun like hummingbirds.

Once label execs heard “Hideaway,” they began circling it like hawks.

Having sufficiently wet ourselves, we viewers are left with a chilling, black-and-white image of blood circling the shower drain.

In his mind Findlayson had already escaped from the boat, and was circling high in air to find a rest for the sole of his foot.

With a flap of his great, black wings he shot downward, circling toward the plain.

An estrada is simply a path leading from one Hevea tree to another and circling back to camp.

I inserted the clip, and lay there with my fore-sight following the disk ship in its steady circling flight.

Over our heads the great blasting explosions went on, and I saw but three of the circling disks left to the defense of the city.


On this page you'll find 118 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to circling, such as: oblique, round, spheroid, annular, circinate, and disklike.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.