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A gravitating instrument for the same purpose as the training-pendulum.

Plainly, this was the gravitating point—the centre of motive and motion.

Matthews' chip-pile showed where the winnings were gravitating.

It is an excellent symptom of his intellect, this of gravitating irresistibly towards realities.

The original heat of every member of the solar system, including the sun, depended on the gravitating energy of its own mass.

He was gravitating surely, even if he did not yet realize it clearly, toward philosophy.

Possibly, unknown to the girls, she had been gravitating towards it ever since her principal's hasty war wedding.

They lingered month after month, gravitating between London and the Garths', until Cecil's child was born.

The opposite order of genius is, as we have previously called it, centripetal, gravitating earthward.

Supposing one particle or mass of matter to exist alone, and there can be no attractive or gravitating force.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "exert weight, move downward," from Modern Latin gravitatus, past participle of gravitare "gravitate," from Latin gravitas "heaviness, weight" (see gravity). Meaning "To be affected by gravity" is from 1690s. Figurative use from 1670s. Related: Gravitated; gravitating. The classical Latin verb was gravare "to make heavy, burden, oppress, aggravate."

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