Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. shiften, schiften, to divide, change, remove. AS. sciftan, to divide; akin to LG. & D. schiften, to divide, distinguish, part Icel. skipta, to divide, to part, to shift, to change, Dan skifte, Sw. skifta, and probably to Icel. skīfa, to cut into slices, as n., a slice, and to E. shive, sheave, n., shiver, n
Is said of the wind when it frequently shifts from one point to another.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Cleigh scrutinized the cards and shifted one.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
His gaze shifted and he passed on, swaggering.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
He shifted the stick from right to left.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
He stirred at length, with an uneasy shifting of the damaged shoulder.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
For perhaps a minute there was silence; in characteristic change of thought absolute Armstrong shifted.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
The body seems to shift of its own accord.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The hour of sailing had been shifted.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
He concentrated on the crystal, shifting the view to scan toward the nearest village.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
Hence, though political boundaries may shift, ethnic boundaries scarcely budge.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
There is no mercy in the shifting year,
No beauty wraps me tenderly about.
I turn to little words- so you, my dear,
Can spell them out.
"Little Words" by Dorothy Parker
All—"We've no wish to hear the tidings, how the people's fortunes
What your daily doings are;
Who are wedded, born, divided; if your lives beat slow or swift.
"Friends Beyond" by Thomas Hardy
She moved and mourned as she heard,
Sighed and shifted her place,
As the wells of her slumber were stirred
By the music and wind of the word,
Then turned and covered her face.
"Perinde AC Cadaver" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Fire and wild light of hope and doubt and fear,
Wind of swift change, and clouds and hours that veer
As the storm shifts of the tempestuous year;
Cry wellaway, but well befall the right.
"A Year's Burden -- 1870" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The drift of our thought goes on
Like the breath of the shifting wind;
And we hear faint echoes afar;
And we breathe the fragrance wan
Of the years we leave behind;
And we know not what we are.
"Looking Southward" by E J Rupert Atkinson
With you, my heart is quiet here,
And all my thoughts are cool as rain.
I sit and let the shifting year
Go by before the windowpane,
And reach my hand to yours, my dear . . .
I wonder what it's like in Spain.
"The Thin Edge" by Dorothy Parker
The American Academy of Pediatrics Monday announced its first major shift on circumcision in more than a decade, concluding that the health benefits of the procedure clearly outweigh any risks.
Lee, who has been working the night shift for the city section since January 2006, will move full-time to City Room , the Times ' local news blog.
The end of open admissions in 2000 and the recent recession have led to significant shifts in competitiveness and demographics at the City University of New York's top five four-year colleges.
Territories have moved, breeding seasons have shifted, and some organisms may already have gone extinct.
Conventional motorcycle gearboxes are pretty quick already, and most can be upshifted without the clutch if you really want to shift fast, so a dual- clutch transmission offers a smaller improvement.
Despite a cold shift in temperature Saturday morning, 16 teams took to the field at Kellet Ballpark for the Sherry Ann Suttmiller "SAS" Memorial Softball Tournament.
Nothing new in weather shift interrupting another season.
Weekend shifts can collide with homework.
Agencies come and go , but Mercedes-Benz doesn't shift many gears in its campaign for 2000.
Michigan win led to a decisive shift in media coverage.
The last rounds of federal redistricting presented some intriguing dilemmas around the country for both congressional incumbents and shifting constituent demographics.
The Helsinki-based company has made their bold prints a fashion staple since the Sixties, when their shift dresses helped fuel the new Mod movement.
America's color lines are shifting.
Can bike courier services survive court's shift to e-filing.
He's our number one go-to guy when it comes to filling in a shift.
Static shift— We ﬁrst consider the case when the shift remains equal to its exact value.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
The ﬁrst step in this procedure is quite similar as in the case ν = 1 to shift the derivation to the left of W and to shift all zero order terms to the right.
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds
In case of the counter-rotation of black hole, as J increases in magnitude, the inner sonic point branch shifts towards a higher entropy region and the entire system shifts towards the outer side which is more stable.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
The implies a shift to a lower characteristic halo mass in such regions and a shift in the horizontal scale in Figures (2) and (3a) to domains in which galaxy formation is less eﬃcient.
The Probability Distribution Function of Light in the Universe: Results from Hydrodynamic Simulations
The shift operator Tǫµ generate a shift of argument, Tǫµf (x) = f (x + ǫ ˆµ).
Dirac-Kaehler fermion with noncommutative differential forms on a lattice