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This time of year, it’s typically a good sign that the “inversion” is back!
Much like in a cold winter night, you have these inversions where the cold air with the virus which is heavier stays closer to the ground.
May not the construction be better taken as a simple, though to our ears cumbrous, inversion of, So I heard them not?
THE FATAL DOWRYPHILIP MASSINGER
What is remarkable in the scenery is, that its sublimity is an inversion of the sublimity of almost all other grand scenery.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Inversion is a figure intended to give emphasis to the thought by a change from the natural order of the words in a sentence.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
A lusty inversion of the order of the names and an Oberland jodel returned his hail.
He sometimes soothed his harassed spirit, and consoled himself for his failures, by an odd inversion of common hopes.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
This description itself suggests an inversion of the so-called cup, which is, in fact, a vase-cover.
TROY AND ITS REMAINSHENRY (HEINRICH) SCHLIEMANN
The reason for this inversion of the relation lies in the harmful influences of manual labor and other noisy occupations of men.
She knew them by the simple process of inversion of everything that was noble within herself.
GRAY YOUTHOLIVER ONIONS

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