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  • n. Plural form of involution.


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  • Its white surface is marbled with faint purple involutions the edges of which are etched with fine black lines.

    Two Degrees

  • Above, illuminated by a bizarre reddish glow, changing surface tensions draw themselves as involutions in the flesh of the sky.


  • Women's bodies contain so many curves, contours, knurls, crannies, convexities, involutions and promontories that their clothing provides space-age telemetry at every square inch, constantly sending back warning signals to the brain.

    The Westinghouse Diet It's as easy as pulling the plug

  • The flesh at her temple was raised by several delicate involutions.

    Star Trek: Voyager®: Full Circle

  • He began to fear that all this intricacy in his brain would drive him mad; and that his thoughts already lost coherence as the footprints did, and were pieced on to one another, with the same trackless involutions, and varieties of indistinct shapes.

    Dombey and Son

  • Windsor – chair at the head of a long table formed of several short tables put together and ornamented with glutinous rings in endless involutions, made by pots and glasses.

    Bleak House

  • But what involutions can compare with those of Seven Dials?

    Sketches by Boz

  • Each of the couples, after the common involutions and evolutions, successively whirls round in a circle, till all are in motion; and the dance seems intended to shew how emigration catches, till a whole neighbourhood is set afloat.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • It was a question meditated several hundreds of times by her visitor in after-hours — the meditation, after wearying involutions, always ending in one way, that it was impossible to say.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • But after this private detective has re-encountered an old girl friend who originally double-crossed him after luring him to double-cross his boss, whom she had shot and the two get elaborately criss-crossed in a plot to triple-cross our boy again, the involutions of the story become much too complex for us.

    Archive 2006-04-01


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