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synonyms for shifting

  • alive
  • effective
  • operating
  • flowing
  • functioning
  • going
  • mobile
  • movable
  • operative
  • progressive
  • pushing
  • rapid
  • rolling
  • running
  • rushing
  • rustling
  • simmering
  • speeding
  • streaming
  • traveling
  • turning
  • walking
  • working
  • astir
  • at work
  • bustling
  • efficacious
  • exertive
  • hasty
  • impelling
  • in force
  • in play
  • in process
  • moving
  • restless
  • speedy
  • swarming
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antonyms for shifting

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  • fixed
  • inoperative
  • unmovable
  • abeyant
  • disinterested
  • dormant
  • idle
  • immobile
  • inactive
  • indifferent
  • inert
  • lazy
  • quiescent
  • quiet
  • sluggish
                    • idleness
                    • sameness
                    • stagnation
                    • maintenance
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                    How to use shifting in a sentence

                    Thus all about us is the moving and shifting spectacle of riches and poverty, side by side, inextricable.
                    THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
                    Only at moments was he aware of this—a kind of higher Self, detached from shifting moods, looked on calmly and took note.
                    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
                    When the sailors are employed in shifting the sails, great care must be taken to avoid injury by the falling of any of the ropes.
                    A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
                    Then dawn flung itself impetuously across the hills, and the naked rim of the canyon took form in a shifting whirl of smoke.
                    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
                    I eventually came to one of the largest, where by considerable shifting they managed to accommodate my car.
                    BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
                    "I think so," she whispered, her eyes shifting nervously toward the shadows behind.
                    THE EMPTY HOUSE AND OTHER GHOST STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
                    Jumps due to shifting of the mirror are characterized by a gentle, gliding motion.
                    PHOTOGRAPHS OF NEBUL AND CLUSTERSJAMES EDWARD KEELER
                    Boys and girls paired off rather early, and remained paired by tacit agreement; there was comparatively little shifting.
                    THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
                    They are very timid, and will not look a stranger in the face, their bead-like eyes constantly shifting.
                    MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
                    Shifting Sands (Lane) reads like a book with a purpose from which the purpose has been by some oversight omitted.
                    PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
                    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
                    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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                    capacitor

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