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His life has been that of his century—progressive, liberal, humanitarian in its trend.

Which is, I suppose, the trend we are following, even if we follow it unconsciously.

The man checked the trend of his thoughts by a mighty effort of will.

Quite egotistically she attributed to herself the trend of his friendship.

John Porter viewed this trend with no little trepidation of feeling.

The present trend of scientific thought is toward the theory of ions.

Nor, from her expression, would it have been possible to have guessed the trend of her thoughts.

The trend of the current of your life is beyond your grasp, beyond your comprehension.

Then the trend of his thoughts being changed, he smiled wearily.

And behind it all there is this: Are we satisfied with the trend of our modern civilisation?

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "to run or bend in a certain direction" (of rivers, coasts, etc.), from Middle English trenden "to roll about, turn, revolve," from Old English trendan, from Proto-Germanic *trandijanan (cf. Old English trinde "round lump, ball," Old Frisian trind, Middle Low German trint "round," Middle Low German trent "ring, boundary," Dutch trent "circumference," Danish trind "round"); origin and connections outside Germanic uncertain. Sense of "have a general tendency" (used of events, opinions, etc.) is first recorded 1863, from the nautical sense. Related: Trended; trending.

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