make a motion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v make a motion propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
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Usage

In literature:

Not until a fifth man stopped after he opened the door and flipped a switch on the inside did the Nipe make any motion.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
He lay in a great tangle of bedclothes, snoring hideously and making little motions with his hands and arms like a beached whale.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
She hastily shrunk back as she perceived the Moor make a motion to take her hand.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
If the "fare" makes a motion toward his pocket, the mob piles into the carriage, swearing and scrambling.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
He gave his signal just as Mr. Beaver got up to make a motion to have you put out.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
Canada had gone through the motions of making a concession, and that sufficed.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
Does she make any motions of body or limb like a man?
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 2" by Various
Towards sundown we were put in motion, making our way to the river's edge, and crossed it on a well-laid pontoon.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller
The president rapped for order as Kate Denise, her roommate, rose to make a motion.
"Betty Wales Freshman" by Edith K. Dunton
They saw Joel jump into the air and make a motion with his hand.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
Some day," the boy added, "I'm going to make a motion picture scenario of that.
"Boy Scouts on the Great Divide" by Archibald Lee Fletcher
Guide tube with left hand and press out potato with the right, making a circular motion.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
Si shuddered as he saw it, but did not dare make a motion against it.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
Now, if I see a man so much as make a motion toward the side o' the road I'll drop him.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
If you make a single treacherous motion, you'll never get out of this room alive!
"The Spiritualists and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
He seemed to make a careful survey first, eying each rung; then he drew himself up in one motion.
"Stamped Caution" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
These are arranged in bundles, and each causes a bone to make one motion.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
Elaborate arguments were made on these motions, the prosecution making a vigorous resistance.
"The Crime of the Century" by Henry M. Hunt
Somebody make a motion.
"Harper's Round Table, May 28, 1895" by Various
I will make three hundred and fifty men sleep with a motion of my hand.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
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In poetry:

A spot of dull stagnation, without light
Or power of movement, seem'd my soul,
'Mid onward-sloping motions infinite
Making for one sure goal.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Dull horrid pools no motion making!
No bubble on the surface breaking!
The dead air lies, without a sound,
Heavy and moveless on the marshy ground.
"Light" by George MacDonald
Said Art to Nature, "Teach me skill,
That I a wonder may fulfil,
A motion make perpetual,
And not to rest;
As breath of life, keeps moving still
Within the breast."
"Art And Nature" by Susannah Hawkins
Make an infallible motion, call back
chilly winds pouring out of pitchers
a flamelike lotion.
'tis night today, and I wake before I ripen
in the mirrors of your tears.
"Night" by Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski
This verse marks that, and both do make a motion
Unto a third, that ten leaves off doth lie:
Then as dispersed herbs do watch a potion,
These three make up some Christian's destinie.
"The Holy Scriptures" by George Herbert

In news:

Leap Motion is a new technology that will make your computer mouse obsolete.
A major film company is planning to make a motion picture about popular South Bay tourist attraction the Winchester Mystery House and the strange story behind the famed home.
Snack food makes its way from a horizontal motion conveyor to a vibratory conveyor (top left).
Normally, the shoulder has a wide range of motion, making it the most mobile joint in the body.
Avoiding that twisting motion with a stiff structure would make the trailer more stable, with or without an electronic system.
Leap Motion's High-Resolution Natural User Interface Will Make Today's Touch A 'Legacy'.
The board had drafted a resolution to approve the tax abatement authorized through the state's Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) legislation, but never took a vote on the measure due to no members making a motion for consideration.
Q May I, as a unit owner, make a motion at the next AGM for a vote to remove the board of directors.
Hostess Brands Inc, which makes Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other snacks, filed a motion Friday with US Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to shutter its operations.
Here's a fun video that might make you motion sick.
"If I had a rose in here, and I passed it around and each one of you took a petal off," he says, making a plucking motion with his giant hands, "there wouldn't be anything left.
One such shop is the optics shop, Panavision Inc, a small unit that makes lenses for the world's finest motion picture cameras.
Announced Monday that a court has rejected Oracle Corp.'s motion to dismiss a suit centered on Oracle 's decision to stop making software to support HP servers.
A species like Song Sparrow, with a complex song, goes through a series of slightly different postures and head motions for each sound it makes.
"I'll fix this," he said before making a motion to add the contests, which was unanimously approved by the board.
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In science:

Considering the unusual form of the equations of motion (25) of a test particle moving only under the gravitational field influence, written in terms of the proper time τ , it is valuable to make some comparisons between the proper time τ and the space-time interval s.
Scalar torsion and a new symmetry of general relativity
To make this idea more precise, let us point out that any one-dimensional continuous martingale can be represented as a time-change of Brownian motion (this is the Dubins-Schwarz theorem, see [RY, Theorem V.1.6]).
Random walk in random environment, corrector equation, and homogenized coefficients: from theory to numerics, back and forth
An extension of the prescription, provided by Gnedin et al. (2004), makes a correction due to non-circular motions.
Effects of baryon removal on the structure of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
In order to describe the motion of N 0branes in a space where one direction is compactified, this theory must be modified somewhat. A naive approach would be to try to make the matrices X 9 periodic.
Lectures on D-branes, Gauge Theory and M(atrices)
In other words, just as the Van Hove method makes Brownian motion compatible with Hamiltonian dynamics, a generalized Van Hove method is used here to make the macroscopic fractional calculus compatible with microscopic Hamiltonian dynamics.
Fractional Calculus as a Macroscopic Manifestation of Randomness
The transverse motion of nearby MSPs results in an apparent acceleration that makes a significant contribution to their measured spin-down rates (Shklovskii 1970).
Millisecond Pulsar Velocities
This relation simplify calculations, clarify the algebraic structure of the equations of motion and make transparent a reduction to Toda-like systems.
Exact solutions in multidimensional gravity with antisymmetric forms
The same principles can certainly be applied to make resonant motion sensors in a spherical antenna.
The detection of Gravitational Waves
Thus the renormalization of the effective action (2.6) suffices in principle to renormalize the equations of motion and its higher variations, a fact we make use of in the next section.
Linear Response and the Validity of the Semi-Classical Approximation in Gravity
This manifests itself in a friction function that increases more and more for low frequency, making the motion more ≪ sluggish ≫.
Dynamics of two-dimensional Josephson junction arrays
However (a) this discussion is really concentrating on significantly relativistic jets, and (b) the smallest angles to the line of sight will have the largest ratios of proper motions and fluxes between the approaching and receding sides of the jet, making the measurements increasingly hard to make.
Uses and limitations of relativistic jet proper motions: lessons from galactic microquasars
However, the proper motions themselves can be used to make a distance estimate to the source, more accurate the more relativistic the jet intrinsically is.
Uses and limitations of relativistic jet proper motions: lessons from galactic microquasars
The LLR results are also consistent with existence of gravitomagnetism within 0.1% of the predicted level [8, 12], thus making the lunar orbit a unique laboratory for gravitational physics where each term in the relativistic equations of motion was verified to a very high accuracy.
Improving LLR Tests of Gravitational Theory
Finally, current LLR results are consistent with the existence of gravitomagnetism within 0.1% of the predicted level [15,42], thus making the lunar orbit a unique laboratory for gravitational physics where each term in the relativistic equations of motion has been verified to a very high accuracy.
35 Years of Testing Relativistic Gravity: Where do we go from here?
We have to make another important remark that if the motion of phase slips is underdamped then in a truly infinite system the current state is always unstable.
Decay of a superfluid currents in a moving system of strongly interacting bosons
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