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Definition of Gravity


  1. The state of having weight; beaviness; as, the gravity of lead.
  2. Sobriety of character or demeanor.
  3. Importance, significance, dignity, etc; hence, seriousness; enormity; as, the gravity of an offense.
  4. The tendency of a mass of matter toward a center of attraction; esp., the tendency of a body toward the center of the earth; terrestrial gravitation.
  5. Lowness of tone; -- opposed to acuteness.

Gravity Quotations

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
Walter Anderson

You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
Albert Einstein

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
Kofi Annan
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Gravity Translations

gravity in Dutch is zwaartekracht
gravity in German is Anziehungskraft {f}, Schwerkraft {f}, Schwere
gravity in Italian is gravitazione, pesantezza
gravity in Norwegian is tyngde, alvor
gravity in Portuguese is gravidade
gravity in Swedish is tyngd, allvar, tyngdkraft
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