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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A weight hung so that it swings freely back and forth, often used to control a clock's movement.

Usage examples (38)
  • The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
  • Every time I think the pendulum is at its apex, it keeps on moving to the right anyway.
  • That's why the pendulum is always swinging, but it's particularly acute, I think, in times and in places that have high stress of citizens.
  • The pendulum is ready to swing, but not to your wife. for more
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