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They apparently changed their minds because of the gravity of the situation and sent a helicopter instead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At least he fronts up to discuss it, an indication perhaps that Northampton now recognise the gravity of the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is because weight measures the force of gravity on mass. MEASURING AMERICA (2002)There should be no doubt about the gravity of the crime. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We are conscious of the gravity of the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)From this he was able to predict the surface gravity on the moon. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)The power of logical thought and the force of gravity seemed alike to be suspended. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)Their prison terms did not nearly reflect the potential gravity of the crime. The Sun (2015)The gravity of the situation is plain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The field theory applies to other forces besides gravity. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)The gravity of the situation is now inescapable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The force of gravity was pressing him to his seat so that his weight was beyond his strength to lift. BomberThe first one in a group called back to the Earth by gravity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When unemployment happens to you, it feels like the gravity of the situation is yours alone. Life Without Work (1994)The gravity of the situation across Nepal became clear after telephone calls to their families. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When these elements collapse together under the force of gravity, stars are born. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As the day wore on, the gravity of the situation became clear. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As far as the commercial broadcaster is concerned, the financial gravity of the scandal is only now apparent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Right now they were headed away from it, being pulled by the gravity of earth into the proper path. A Plague of Angels (1993)An Apple has defied financial gravity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The court is expected to take account of the gravity of his crimes, his progress in custody and his mental health. The Sun (2010)More than half have been successfully diverted from crime altogether, and the gravity of the crimes committed by the others has been reduced. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Reports show that experts studied hours of lunar footage from the 1970s in an effort to learn more about the effects of moon gravity on humans. Christianity Today (2000)One source said: 'It just defied financial gravity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The relative affluence of the South East appears to have increased and the centre of economic gravity may have moved further south. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)
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Translations for 'gravity'
British English: gravity NOUN
Gravity is the force which causes things to drop to the ground.
Arrows would continue to fly forward forever in a straight line were it not for gravity, which brings them down to earth.
Definition of gravity from the Collins English Dictionary
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