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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARTICLES

Some of the particles are less and some larger, and some are equal to the parts of the sight.

White is produced by the dilation, black by the contraction, of the particles of sight.

And so must the particles appear to be like and unlike themselves and each other.

The animal is a sort of 'world' to the particles of the blood which circulate in it.

The particles and pronouns, as they are of most frequent occurrence, are also the most troublesome.

In shooting I aim to kill, but not to blow into particles of pieces.

Such minute particles of dust as cling to the body are carefully removed.

It was split into a thousand particles, and the particles were split a million times more.

In one instance the particles are said to have been "seeds."

Matter is composed of particles, therefore it is particular.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "small part or division of a whole, minute portion of matter," from Latin particula "little bit or part, grain, jot," diminutive of pars (genitive partis) "part;" see part (n.). Particle physics attested from 1969. In construction, particle board (1957) is so called because it is made from chips and shavings of wood.

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