• WordNet 3.6
    • n swerving the act of turning aside suddenly
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  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.”


In literature:

Swerving out a little as he passed, he rode on.
"The Bells of San Juan" by Jackson Gregory
It is not possible by any means to make her swerve from this path of virtue!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Roy's spring was calculated to a nicety; but the thing swerved sharply and fled up the rough hillside.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
We're going to rise and dive, and rise and dive and swerve and swerve, John, so be ready.
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The cab swerved and creaked, and the horses' hoofs beat an alarming tattoo on the cobblestones.
"Bart Stirling's Road to Success" by Allen Chapman
He never swerved nor retreated.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
He cannot swerve nor modify its laws, nor do his laws acknowledge its ascendency over them.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
From neither had he swerved in one regard.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
The first few steers at the head of the mass swerved around the fallen man and his horse, for they could see him.
"Square Deal Sanderson" by Charles Alden Seltzer
It is this silent swerving from accuracy by an inch that is the uncanny element in everything.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton

In poetry:

Where thou a thousand times hast swerv'd
From God, and death as oft deserv'd —
Repent as oft, and sin no more,
And pardon from thy God implore.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
And yet of Liberty's tried friends,
They ranked the truest of the true;
Ne'er having swerved for selfish ends,
Nor coupled treason with their hue.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
I only know that every day brings good above"
My poor deserving;
I only feel that, in the road of Life, true Love
Is leading me along and never swerving.
"Gratitude" by Henry Van Dyke
Look in, and see Christ's chosen saint
In triumph wear his Christ-like chain;
No fear lest he should swerve or faint;
"His life is Christ, his death is gain."
"St. Luke" by John Keble
Here she is, coming round the curve,
Sudden and swift, and with never a swerve;
And a whirl of smoke that you scarce can see,
The driver waving his hand at me.
"Old Wylie's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
"Mine they are called; they are a name which means,
'This man had steady pulses, tranquil nerves:
Here, as in other fields, the most he gleans
Who works and never swerves.
"Honours -- Part I" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

The original Swerve was a popular lightweight stability trainer.
Miller swerved to avoid hitting the deer.
Teen rolls car after swerving to avoid deer.
Swerving into the NFC West.
Two New Hampshire women escaped serious injuries after their car crashed on Interstate 91 when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer.
Apparently swerved to miss a deer, the State Patrol said.
The car with the girls inside swerved and was vaulted 40 feet into the air.
When a driver noticed this kid swerving on the road he took a closer look.
The car did not skid, did not swerve, did not brake.
I was drunk off my ass, going way too fast, swerving in and out of my lane, when I came to the light.
16-year-old driver swerved to avoid another vehicle.
Witnesses say they watched him swivel and swerve all over the ice and bounce off the walls.
Shreveport police say a 23-year-old woman was injured when she swerved to avoid a mattress on Interstate 49 and her SUV ran over a highway barrier and fell about 60 feet to the ground.
Drivers on State Road 415 near Osteen were in a panic, and can be heard in 911 calls begging deputies to pull over the swerving car.
A Monroe pastor's husband is dead after being struck by a car that swerved off the road and hit him while he trimmed the church's lawn.

In science:

However, swerves violate energymomentum conservation, which we usually assume holds exactly in the vacuum when we analyze LV experiments.
Causal sets and conservation laws in tests of Lorentz symmetry
The swerve effect, which we discuss in more detail in the next section, manifests itself at low energies via a Lorentz invariant diffusion equation in momentum space.
Causal sets and conservation laws in tests of Lorentz symmetry
Translation invariance is a bad assumption due to the swerve effect, as we a) single out a preferred Killing vector which is not an intrinsic property of the causal set itself and b) neglect momentum space diffusion due to swerves.
Causal sets and conservation laws in tests of Lorentz symmetry
Consider the intuitive picture for swerves in , that of a classical particle propagating on a random spacetime lattice with mass m and velocity v .
Causal sets and conservation laws in tests of Lorentz symmetry
There is a very tight limit on k for neutrinos from cosmology , k < 10−61GeV3 , which comes from limits on the amount relic neutrinos can contribute to hot dark matter (and hence how much energy they can gain from swerves).
Causal sets and conservation laws in tests of Lorentz symmetry