It may have been the gradient of the hills, but somehow her gait had lost something of its buoyancy.
The 'ways' sloped at a gradient of one foot in twelve, and had iron surfaces.
We march to our crises by a gradient, every step of which is a moral decision.
Their gradient is commonly greater than that of the present rivers.
The gradient steepened, the snow was hard, and the axe was invoked.
It is thus that a gradient of one in four becomes a necessity.
This gradient is not uniform, but diminishes at greater depths.
In summer, when the gradient is steepest, convection reaches its maximum.
But Brown didn't answer; he just looked thoughtfully at the gradient.
She was toiling along, for the gradient just there was steep.