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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner moving or proceeding or acting in a direction toward a middle or axis.

Usage examples (14)
  • The mother country, its agents, its superior legal culture—these acted centripetally, before Independence.
  • All I ask of you is to act centripetally in entering the debate which is of vital concern to South Africa and all its people.
  • If the reefrat can accelerate its own body without reaction, perhaps it can also accelerate gas molecules centripetally, also without reaction.
  • Attractive women of nineteen and of twenty-nine are alike in their breezy confidence; on the contrary, the exigent womb of the twenties does not pull the outside world... for more
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