Definitions

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  • n. An amusement ride consisting of a buggy on a track that rises, falls, twists and turns.
  • n. Any situation in which there are violent changes in status
  • adj. Of or like a rollercoaster.

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Examples

  • But it is also an exercise in rollercoaster ride literature, a vivid and devastating account of a mind headed over the edge, and yet containing the cold acuity of a writer like Bernhard.

    Revisiting the Past « Tales from the Reading Room

  • And Michigan coach John Beilein was enjoying the peak of the "rollercoaster" - an analogy that he has used all season.

    The Michigan Daily

  • - entourage NEEDS to be longer than the sorry 22-27 minutes a week we get. and they better get some good arc's going, because the vince rollercoaster is getting old.

    Page 2 | /Film

  • That rollercoaster is fine — and often good for those of us in the arts — but you have to be aware you’re riding it.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » 2009 » May

  • Morse hit .289/.352/.519 with 15 home runs in 293 plate appearances last year, and this spring he has only validated the best season of what Morse called a "rollercoaster" career.

    Michael Morse claiming Nationals' left field position, center remains open

  • The rollercoaster is the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere, carnival manager Shane McGrath said, it has a 27 metre tower which sends the rollercoaster down a vertical slope before it speeds through a loop.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • By If there's any anthropomorphic videogame critter mascot best suited to be turned into a rollercoaster, it has to be only anthropomorphic videogame critter mascot suited to become a rollercoaster, which is why the Alton Towers amusement park in Staffordshire, England did well to choose him.

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  • If there's any anthropomorphic videogame critter mascot best suited to be turned into a rollercoaster, it has to be only anthropomorphic videogame critter mascot suited to become a rollercoaster, which is why the Alton Towers amusement park in Staffordshire, England did well to choose him.

    Evil Avatar

  • The room and the rollercoaster, which is titled Sonic Spinball, will open on 13th February.

    Eurogamer

  • Rehearsals for the four forthcoming gigs, including turns at the Reading and Leeds festivals, have been described as fraught by vocalist Carl Barât, a "rollercoaster" by drummer Gary Powell and "a real challenge" by bassist John Hassall.

    The Libertines

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