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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

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

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

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

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
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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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