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Since then, total hours worked have rebounded at exactly the same speed.

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The discovery of this phenomenon, which theorists called universality, was as bizarre as finding that elephants and egrets move at precisely the same top speed.

Added to which, a page that’s been properly optimized for speed might not need AMP for those speed gains, as well.

You can coach sharpness within speeds, so that means how you start, how you push off and how you maintain your sprint speed by the technique that you use.

As the next flare runs into the protons released by the previous flare, it would accelerate protons and electrons in the same direction at the same speeds.

Term limits could be a prescription to speed change along.

He felt his body grow limp (like one of those high-speed films of a flower wilting).

The jet engine instantly brought two advances over propellers: it doubled the speed and it was far more reliable.

One report has the AirAsia Airbus flying at a speed very close to what would trigger a low speed stall.

Authorities blame anarchists protesting a proposed high-speed rail line called TAV that will link Turin and Lyon, France.

Really, he had made astonishing speed for one who had tunnelled his way underp.

A long stretch of smooth ice followed, over which he glided with ever-increasing speed.

Never again would he sit behind that wheel rejoicing in the insolence of speed.

In fact, his appearance was so formidable that Davy did not pause for a second look, but started off at the top of his speed.

And the girl, scarce believing her good fortune, departed with a speed that bordered on the ludicrous.


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On this page you'll find 199 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to speed, such as: acceleration, agility, momentum, pace, quickness, and velocity.

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