Word usage examples
A row of hanging planters screened the front windows from the street and a set of glass windchimes, suspended in one corner of the porch, tinkled with the wind.
Amid the intricate colours of this courtyard, and the flashing glass windchimes which tinkled in the far archways, as she fumbled sightlessly but occasionally glanced at things with those odd, white eyes, it seemed yet more likely that she was blind, or at least terribly near-sighted.
He tried to charm them with his expertise on the videogames, but they preferred to murmur to one another in English patois or sit huddled and shivering in the air conditioning.
The closer the waves came to one another, the smaller the time distortion became among the different timeframes, and Jake saw that in two hours and two minutes, all the different rates of temporal flow would become identical-at the exact same moment as the temporal pressure between the two wormhole fragments equalized and all time stopped.
Three timeframes gradually coming into phase, only a few seconds off right now.
The latter—facilities to terminate pregnancies—imply that humans often change their minds over timeframes as short as a few months.
Trendy liberalism and those first youthful hot randy nights of threesomes tended to deteriorate and sour when middle age approached, inevitably accompanied by mortgage payments and domestic demands with their three-way arguments.
He saw many couples and threesomes, and not a few double couples, all shopping together.
She knew from talking to some of her girlfriends that one of the reasons threesomes remained popular was that many men enjoyed watching and participating as women made love with each other, even though the necessity for their formation was now only a historical footnote.
In the privacy of this big back yard, people were forming couples and threesomes, and the first moans of pleasure could be heard.