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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of orbit.

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Examples

  • GPS is a great example - how many satellites would need to be zapped/cooked/exploded/de-orbited from the constellation before its utility is compromised?

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Prepping for Pucka.

  • George-loyal companion-was the only object around which his brain orbited.

    Talking Heads « A Fly in Amber

  • In second life when you get shot, you get "orbited".

    wilberteets Diary Entry

  • As a vacation spot, rather like the planet it orbited, Hermes left a great deal to be desired.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • During the astronauts' 16-day mission to the International Space Station, they performed the last set of planned American space walks and orbited the Earth 248 times.

    Kelly lands Endeavour for final time

  • But just as eagerly and importantly, Butler read about the terrible fate of Giordano Bruno, a lapsed Italian monk and freethinker who, in the late 1500s, advanced the idea that planets orbited a universe full of moving distant stars—an idea that challenged conventional and ecclesiastic belief at the time.

    First Contact

  • Mumma pulled up a map that showed where methane had been found and where the Mars Global Surveyor, a spacecraft that orbited Mars from 1997 to 2006, found the weak remnants of what had once been a strong magnetic field.

    First Contact

  • It was as if he was being confronted by someone who argued that research done by people who believed the sun orbited around the earth had in fact proven that very thing.

    The Panic Virus

  • Marcy, as voluble as Butler was then reserved, recalls an epiphany in the shower, when he realized that to succeed in his chosen field, he had to address the kind of questions that he had cared about as a child—including whether planets orbited other suns.

    First Contact

  • It was as if he was being confronted by someone who argued that research done by people who believed the sun orbited around the earth had in fact proven that very thing.

    The Panic Virus

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