forward motion

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Noun1.forward motion - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)forward motion - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
push - an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"
career, life history - the general progression of your working or professional life; "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
march - a steady advance; "the march of science"; "the march of time"
clear sailing, easy going, plain sailing - easy unobstructed progress; "after we solved that problem the rest was plain sailing"
leapfrog - advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors; "the company still believes the chip is a leapfrog in integration and will pay huge dividends"
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Not only did all forward motion cease, but we began to drift back and out to sea.
Secondly, Ellis suggests that I am so concerned to chase a rhyme that my use of the word "stream" loses "the violent forward motion of the torrent." But again, he refers selectively; immediately before his cropped quotation, my text reads (lines 3348-51): "I am accursed, a homeless refugee, / An aimless outcast driven relentlessly / Like a cascading torrent over rock and precipice, / Raging and seething into the abyss." And immediately afterwards (lines 3356-61): "And I, whom God has cursed, / Was not content to thunder / In a foaming rage and burst / The tumbling rocks asunder.
Another discovery made during the experiments and never previously described in research is how the bats generate forward motion when flying slowly.
This fits nicely into all the forward motion currently going on in the AHA--membership growth, the Humanist Society, serious thoughts on how to improve our organization, etc.
"It's important to realize that things take time to be done with hands, and this gives importance to the work of the human being." Still, despite its storied medium and decidedly gradual manufacturing process, there's a steadfast forward motion to the company.
The forward motion meanwhile pushes air underneath its wings.
To create the impression of forward motion Dr Pickard took Lowry's original picture and created a darkened version in which the workers have been moved slightly forward and their body positions adjusted.
Accordingly, when the forward motion of the bolt is abruptly stopped during the chambering of a cartridge, the inertia of the firing pin carries it forward until it impacts the cartridge primer, making a small but clearly visible indent.
TOM: But when you start to move forward, you're not only getting those five drops every second that are coming from right above you, but because of your forward motion, your windshield also is colliding with additional drops that would have fallen in front of your car had you been sitting still.
The researchers entangled the particles using a property called orbital angular momentum, a measure of how much a particle orbits around the axis of its forward motion. Karimi's team then encoded quantum information into a second property--polarization--of the sender's entangled photon, A.
Head is forward to indicate forward motion and progress.
"He was right on top of me and I wanted to just ease him away from me but obviously I put my head in a forward motion.

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