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  • n. Plural form of veering.


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  • When you make your living in the arts -- whether that's on the creative front or the business end -- especially if you are self-employed, it's safe to say that you are probably open to all kinds of veerings off the path to pay the bills, especially if that detour still allows you to work your craft.

    VOICES THIS WEEK: Sanders, Lautman, Fabius, and Cashdan

  • Alone among the novels, it escapes the wild veerings of her mind into strange, crankish byways.

    Catacomb Efreet

  • "The technical and conceptual devices of cinema - zooming, fading, dissolving, omission, allusion, association and juxtaposition of all sorts – rather closely mimic and perhaps are designed to mimic the streamings and veerings of consciousness."

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • WAS — he had a strange certainty of that as though he saw Fleur suddenly ‘close-up’ in a very strong light, concrete beneath her graceful veerings.

    The White Monkey

  • It summed up the satirical truth of which she was perhaps subconscious, that all her little modern veerings and flutterings and rushings after the future showed that she believed in nothing but the past.

    The White Monkey

  • To these feverish veerings of her spirit, a letter from her Aunt

    Swan Song

  • His name was a complex of scent and touch, of not touching, tone of voice, and the small sharp veerings of emotion -- a thread that strung Tracker's days and nights and more days of remembered history into a contiguous thread.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Early in the campaign Barry Goldwater established a firm image of himself as predictably unpredictable: no one can tell where the audacious veerings and swoopings of his mind will take him, what bizarre new sallies he will launch, what vast intellectual retreats he will find it necessary to undertake without acknowledging that he has budged an inch.

    A Long View: Goldwater in History

  • In spite of all the veerings and weathercock variations of his political life, Regato was at heart a Liberal.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847

  • Poor Cathy! beautiful, haughty, and capricious; who should guide and counsel her? her besotted, drunken brother? the servant who did not love her and was impatient of her weathercock veerings?

    Emily Brontë


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