wave-off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wave-off an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
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Usage

In literature:

The men gave me a fine salute as I was taken off and I waved good-bye.
"Fanny Goes to War" by Pat Beauchamp
We cast off next day, amid the cheers and wavings of a great crowd.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
The Engineer-apprentice made an emphatic beckoning wave and Dane slipped off the ear buttons.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
All the rest was wavin'; so just for sport I takes off my hat and waves too, grinnin' humorous at Vee as I makes the play.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Cephas sprang up, waving his right arm fiercely, and Barnabas shook off Charlotte's hand and was on his feet.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
As the Phantom crossed under the lee of the Osprey, the three ladies waved their handkerchiefs to Frank, who took off his cap.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
Then, with a final wave of the hand, the gondolas rowed off and Francis turned to look at his surroundings.
"The Lion of Saint Mark" by G. A. Henty
And instantly their music shut off as if at the wave of an invisible hand.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
At the same time the broken mast and sail were made out, tossing upon the waves, not very far off to seaward.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Then Becky went into her room, and took off her hat and coat and ran a comb through the bronze waves of her hair.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
The boy's cap fell off, and his shock of fair hair waved.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Something shapeless, and tossed about violently by the waves, appeared just off the coast.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Mr. Allendyce imperiously waved off whatever Harkness was expecting.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
Huge white rocks, split off from the cliffs above, lie below in the midst of the eternally besieging waves.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Vol VIII" by Various
The girls peered out to wave good-by to the boys and some of their other friends who had come to see them off.
"The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle" by Laura Lee Hope
The waves below gave off an icy exudation which made him shiver uncontrollably.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Phantom ships had been seen from Bodmin attacking a phantom castle that rode over the waves off the Cornish coast.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
The soft rolling of thunder came from a long way off, like the boom of a slow wave on a distant beach.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
He declined it, waving her off with a feeble motion of the hand.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He waves it around in his mitts and wobbles off toward the hole again.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
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In poetry:

The gardens and, far off, the meadow-land,
Are like the fading depths beneath a sea,
While over waves of misty shadows we
Drift onward, hand in hand.
""This Is My Hour"" by Zoe Akins
The shore whispers to the sea:
"Write to me what thy waves struggle to say."
The sea writes in foam again and again
and wipes off the lines in a boisterous despair.
"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore
One idle day --
A mile or so of sunlit waves off shore --
In a breezeless bay,
We listless lay --
Our boat a "dream of rest" on the still sea --
And -- we were four.
"Rhyme" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Good News, perhaps, may crown some far-off king.
Good News may peal the glory of the state--
Good News may cause the courts of heaven to ring.
She sees a hand waved at a garden gate.
"The war Widow" by Alfred Noyes
I draw a freer breath, I seem
Like all I see—
Waves in the sun—the white-winged gleam—
Of sea-birds in the slanting beam—
And far-off sails which flit before the south-wind free.
"Hampton Beach" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The British, beaten off, had long departed,
The roofs repaired that stood beside the waves,
Some time had passed since all the dead were buried
And pinewood crosses placed upon their graves
"The Lieutenant" by Konstantin Simonov

In news:

Many stood by eagerly holding signs and waving American flags as they waited for the men and women to get off the plane and into their arms.
Far off storm will bump up waves here.
Far off storm will bump up waves here.
Wave flips tour boat off Galapagos Islands .
Wave Warriors Off The Wall.
The fallout from TubGate continued for the Giants Monday, with everyone involved in the Prince Amukamara dunking incident waving it off as "horseplay" and claiming it had already been forgotten.
House hearings, scheduled to begin in late February, have touched off a wave of panic throughout the US Muslim community.
Even if most of them aren't showing off any talent beyond waving from a car on the parade route, there's no denying that celebrities visiting Indy for the 500 add a kick to the month of May.
A single photo on Instagram has set off waves of excitement throughout the social media world.
Dense fog could complicate the morning commute in Orange County Tuesday, though once it burns off, the week's heat wave resumes.
The discovery of two insects , each the size of a chocolate sprinkle, has set off a wave of fear among California citrus growers.
Read about the new wave of defense systems that ward off threats like worms, spyware, viruses a.
Authorities say a shark-fishing kayaker is lucky to be alive after a wave threw him into the Atlantic Ocean off central Florida.
Jazz coach Jerry Sloan reacts to Dick Bavetta's waving off of Howard Eisley's 3-point shot in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA finals.
For surfers, Hawaii means perfect, monster waves roling in off the Pacific Ocean.
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In science:

Distance time of the EUV wave (red symbols) from a disk-view and associated EUV-WL CME (green symbols) from an off-limb view for the quadrature observations of 13 February 2009.
On the Nature and Genesis of EUV Waves: A Synthesis of Observations from SOHO, STEREO, SDO, and Hinode
The observed disk behavior seems consistent with off-limb observations of EUV waves showing two fronts which split at some point (e.g., Figure 12 and Section 11).
On the Nature and Genesis of EUV Waves: A Synthesis of Observations from SOHO, STEREO, SDO, and Hinode
From a polar off-limb map of the event a p of ≈ 0.12 R(cid:12) was deduced from the intensity distribution of the wave at a height of 0.17 R(cid:12) ,which is similar to the emission (formation) heights of EUV waves discussed in Section 5.
On the Nature and Genesis of EUV Waves: A Synthesis of Observations from SOHO, STEREO, SDO, and Hinode
Establish the properties of off-limb wave-related oscil lations.
On the Nature and Genesis of EUV Waves: A Synthesis of Observations from SOHO, STEREO, SDO, and Hinode
If propagated in the unperturbed system with potential V0 (z ) (i.e. internal waves are turned off, V1 = 0), each propagated mode Ψn (z , r; k) accumulates only a phase, i.e. Ψn (z , r; k) = e−ikrEn ψn (z ; k), and the unitary matrix is diagonal.
Constructing acoustic timefronts using random matrix theory
However, the integration depends essentially on the Fermi wave vector, which acts as a cut-off to any divergence.
The spin Hall effect as a probe of nonlinear spin fluctuations
It seems to us that a more favorable case would be to have the pwave off-resonance and the s-wave on (A ∼ 170).
Fine Structure Discussion of Parity-Nonconserving Neutron Scattering at Epithermal Energies
The radiative signals, read off at future null infinity, consist of several quasi-normal oscillations and a late time power-law tail, in agreement with the results predicted by (linear) perturbation analysis of wave propagation in an exterior Schwarzschild geometry.
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
They come from the extension of the scattering amplitude off the energy shell, i e from the virtual transitions which cause modification of the wave functions rather than real scattering.
Two-dimensional Fermi Gas Revisited
The nonlinear problem of a gravitational wave scattering off a Schwarzschild black hole is then posed in terms of data on an outgoing null cone consisting of an incoming pulse with compact support.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
Next, there is a quadratic nonlinear correction term with multipole interaction M × Mij which represents the effect of tails of gravitational waves (scattering of linear waves off the spacetime curvature generated by the mass M ).
Post-Newtonian Computation of Binary Inspiral Waveforms
However, in the case of s waves the DMT results show that off-shell rescattering contributions are very important for the E0+ multipole in the π0 p channel.
Multipole Analysis of a Benchmark Data Set for Pion Photoproduction
Hopping between deep levels is neglected because of the rapid fall-off of the electron wave functions at these levels.
Magnetic and transport percolation in diluted magnetic semiconductors
We assume the wave functions of these localized levels to fall off exponentially, with the characteristic decay radii equal to ad and a0 for deep and shallow levels respectively, with ad ≪ a0 .
Magnetic and transport percolation in diluted magnetic semiconductors
Despite its simplicity, it handles well both the upstream and the downstream regions, including wave propagation and scattering off the shock.
Time-dependence in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks: Theory of the Variable "Wisps" in the Crab Nebula
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