flowing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj flowing designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow "a streamlined convertible"
    • n flowing the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year
    • Flowing a. & n. from Flow v. i. & t.
    • a Flowing That flows or for flowing (in various sense of the verb); gliding along smoothly; copious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On May 9, 1999 approximately 600,000 gallons of whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River during a fire at Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg
    • n flowing The act of that which flows; a flux.
    • n flowing Rising, as of a river; overflowing; flood.
    • flowing Moving, as a fluid; running; gliding.
    • flowing Fluent; smooth, as style; smoothly undulating, as a line; evenly continuous.
    • flowing Continuous; varying continuously.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sound you here when you put a seashell next to your ear is not the ocean, but blood flowing through your head.
    • adj Flowing moving, as a fluid: fluent or smooth: falling in folds or in waves
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Quotations

  • Wayne Dyer
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    “Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.”
  • Chuang Tzu
    Chuang Tzu
    “Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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    “'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.”
  • George Harrison
    George Harrison
    “Life flows on within you and without you.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
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    “You can have peace of mind, improved health and an ever-increasing flow of energy. Life can be full of joy and satisfaction.”

Idioms

Go with the flow - If you go with the flow, you accept things as they happen and do what everyone else wants to do.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flówan; Ger. fliessen.

Usage

In literature:

From the Kashmir frontier to Mt Haramosh west of Gilgit it flows steadily to the north-west for 350 miles.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
It is not enough to drink sparing draughts from the stream as it flows through the plain.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Through this region flow numerous rivers, the queen of which is the Mississippi.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Across the river that flows between the World of Men and the Realm of the Giants Iduna was borne.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Sometimes the quantity will be greater than at other times, and a very scant flow, after it has been free and regular may cause apprehension.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
In one case in which it was given properly at first, the urine began to flow freely on the second day.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
A fine creek flowed at the eastern edge of the clearing.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was at the end of the wet season and the flow was at maximum strength.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
You shall not take it till the waters of the Lake of Alba are all spent, and flow out into the sea no more.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The natives of this group were tall, with long and flowing hair.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
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In poetry:

But whither can I go?
There is no other pool
Where streams of sovereign virtue flow
To make a sinner whole.
"The Bitter Waters" by John Newton
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
"Nothing But The Blood" by Robert Wadsworth Lowry
And in her bright veins seemed to run,
Pulsating, glowing,
The music of the wind and sun,
And waters flowing.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
Proportion'd to my pains below,
O let my joys increase,
And mercy to my spirit flow
In healing streams of peace.
"In Sickness" by Augustus Montague Toplady
And forever and forever,
As long as the river flows,
As long as the heart has passions,
As long as life has woes;
"The Bridge" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He leads me to the place
Where heav'nly pasture grows,
Where living waters gently pass,
And full salvation flows.
"Psalm 23" by Isaac Watts

In news:

The belly dancer known as Saphira sweeps onto the dance floor, a pink scarf flowing behind her upraised arms.
News of carnage on a vastly larger scale — the war in Iraq — ebbs and flows.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is moving to purchase and preserve the boyhood home of "Little Richard" Penniman in Macon (STOCK PHOTO by Dena Flows via Flickr).
The ebb and flow of time gets puzzling treatment in " Braid ," a masterful new game created by a provocative game designer.
Even though it melts and forms a fillet, if it does not flow into the joint you may not have a leak free joint.
In response, the San Diego Ice Arena has taken steps to increase its customer flow.
Brining gets the juices flowing, and we know it works.
What if you make it more of a flow.
Find out where things are flowing naturally, and then veer in that direction.
Not many yet populate city and county halls, any more than gas-electric cars yet flow bumper-to-bumper on highways.
It just takes a little bit of planning and a willingness to flow with whatever the morning gives you.
WHEN oil was king, in the 1970's, money also flowed in Caracas .
Christmas albums start to trickle out around Labor Day, are flowing steadily by October and turn into a deluge in November.
County leaders are not willing to go with the flow as feds change the rules.
The State Police reported normal traffic flows in and around the area, which, all things considered, was a miracle.
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In science:

Rysunek 14: Flow of Incompressible fluid over set of holes.
Solution to two-dimensional Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations with SIMPLE, SIMPLER and Vorticity-Stream Function Approaches. Driven-Lid Cavity Problem: Solution and Visualization
With this background, we can make the direct link between heat flow and information loss.
The Deep Physics Behind the Second Law: Information and Energy As Independent Forms of Bookkeeping
So heat flowing from hot to cold would be analogous to recovering a high resolution image using only the information stored in the low resolution version.
The Deep Physics Behind the Second Law: Information and Energy As Independent Forms of Bookkeeping
The accuracy of these kinematic distances is limited not only by the observed velocity dispersion around the Hubble Flow, but on an accurate model to account for the infall onto Virgo and the Great Attractor.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
This module is downlink application with data flow model.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
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