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slimness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slimness the property of an attractively thin person
    • n slimness a small margin "the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory","the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Slimness The quality or state of being slim.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slimness Slim character or appearance; slenderness.
    • n slimness The character of being ‘slim’ or sly; craftiness. See slim.
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Quotations

  • Ziggy
    Ziggy
    “How come fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?”

Idioms

Slim chance - A slim chance is a very small chance.
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Usage

In literature:

She was very slim and young, and plainly very nervous.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
As well might a boy have enamoured himself of a slim tree as of that unearthly shaft of beauty.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
Steve merely held out his hand again and took her slim fingers within his own.
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
At the far end of the room where the kerosene lamp light was none too good Rios was standing with a solitary slim-bodied companion.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
Suddenly he let himself go and was kissing the warm velvet of her slim little neck.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Now, there wasn't, but one of the boys, "Slim" Evans, volunteered for the job.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
Bill followed him a few steps and stood watching his slim, lithe figure vanish amongst the close-growing spruce.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
A small, slim graceful man, with sleek black hair.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
He did not grasp it tightly enough to hurt, yet the grip of his slim brown hand was like a bracelet of iron.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
She paused a moment, listened, and then lifted her tall, slim form and advanced steadily.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Beside him sat a slim, contrasting equerry.
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
Eve came from the melodeon and laid one slim hand on his arm.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
So Archie went to the gate and watched his cousin ride away, a slim black figure on his black horse against the burning sky.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
Though in the West it was the custom to shoot first and inquire afterward, Slim Degnan knew it was not always a wise policy.
"The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek" by Willard F. Baker
Slim had not climbed a tree.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
But there was no one present who answered to the description he'd had of the burglar, Big Slim.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
Slim stopped in his tracks.
"Youth" by Isaac Asimov
A slim young man in gray tweeds leaped out of it and came to a stop.
"Pursuit" by Lester del Rey
These burghers are slim, very slim, but recklessness is a vice they cannot understand.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
She had long slim hands which she used constantly in dramatic gesture.
"Mrs. Maxon Protests" by Anthony Hope
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In poetry:

Wherein, it seemed--drained from long chalices
Of those slim flow'rs--they bore mysterious wine;
A poppied vintage, full of sleep divine
And pale forgetting of all miseries.
"The Land Of Illusion" by Madison Julius Cawein
Though she lingered to watch me--that might be
A slim moon-beam or the evening haze,--
But never my Lady's drapery
Or wistful face!--in the ivy maze....
Leona of Verne--why, what cared she!
"My Lady Of Verne" by Madison Julius Cawein
While sunset burns and stars are few,
And roses scent the fading light,
And like a slim urn, dripping dew,
A spirit carries through the night,
The pearl-pale moon hangs new,--
I think of you, of you.
"Apart" by Madison Julius Cawein
ZULEIKAH! The young Agas in the bazaar are slim-wasted and wear
yellow slippers. I am old and hideous. One of my eyes is out, and
the hairs of my beard are mostly gray. Praise be to Allah! I am a
merry bard.
"The Merry Bard" by William Makepeace Thackeray
In Muskrat Land dim streams divide
The tundras belted by the sky.
How sweet in slim canoe to glide,
And dream, and let the world go by!
Build gay camp-fires on greening strand!
In Muskrat Land, in Muskrat Land.
"Sunshine" by Robert W Service
What bird is that, with voice so sweet,
Sings to the sun from yonder tree?
What girl is that so slim and fleet,
Comes through the cane her love to meet?
Foli zo-zo, sing merrily.
The pretty girl she comes to me!
"A Creole Slave-Song (Ah, lo zo-zo chan' dan' branche)" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

The Milwaukee Brewers have a slim chance of making the playoffs.
Gordito Slim' Is Saucy Mexican Institute of Sound's Camilo Lara finds plenty of cause for sonic celebration down south .
That's how I ended my eNewsletter review of the Logitech (then Slim Devices) Squeezebox WiFi music server in April 2006, and it seems that increasing numbers of Stereophile readers agree with me.
50 Cent Slims Down in 'All Things Fall Apart ' Trailer (Video).
Most of the MLS games last weekend matched teams likely to make the playoffs with those either eliminated or with slim hopes, and the top dogs usually prevailed.
Entourage's Jerry Ferrara : How I Slimmed Down.
An adjustable waistband can slim the look.
Paterson's pop proposal meant to slim down New York, but will it work.
Legendary wrestler 'Macho Man' Randy Savage's death on Friday sent the Internet aflutter, with tweeters quick to respond to the former Slim Jim spokesman's death.
It may be slim pickings at pumpkin patches this fall.
The Wall Street Journal has a nice story about how slow-going it's been slimming down Citigroup.
Modern radiators have slim, sleek lines and may be made out of aluminum, copper or even high-temperature plastic.
The stinking rich — call them the one-tenth of 1percenters — are flexing slim muscles and fat checkbooks in skirmishes designed.
Sandman Slim Rides Again With Devil Said Bang.
Pros Extremely slim and low-profile.
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In science:

Figure 4.16: The fluid flow tra jectories in slim accretion disks shown by thin solid lines for different accretion rates.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
Slim disk model assumes that there is no torque at the horizon of the BH.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
The zero-torque at the horizon is consistent with the small torque at the inner edge of slim disks, as Fig. 4.18 shows.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
We have addressed the inner edge issue by discussing the behavior of six differently defined “inner edges” of slim accretion disks around a Kerr BH.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
We have found that the slim disk inner edges behave very differently than the corresponding Shakura & Sunyaev (1973) and Novikov & Thorne (1973) ones.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
Table 4.1: Inner edges of a slim accretion disk: rpot - potential spout, rson - sonic radius, rvar - variability edge, rstr - stress edge, rrad - radiation edge, rref - reflection edge.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
According to Eq. 4.46 the exponent p for radiatively efficient disks is p = 3/4, while for advection-dominated flows (e.g., slim disks in the limit of high accretion rates) it is equal p = 1/2.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
The slim disk solutions give in general slightly harder spectra, as they reach higher maximal effective temperatures in comparison to Novikov & Thorne (1973) model (Fig. 4.23).
Slim accretion disks around black holes
This model provides spectra of slim disks on a three-dimensional grid of the black-hole spin parameter, disk luminosity and inclination angle.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
Figure 4.23: Examples of local flux profiles emitted from the surface of slim disk (solid) and Novikov & Thorne (1973) model (dashed lines) for BH spin a∗ = 0.65.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
They are used to construct and tabularize spectra of slim accretion disks at a grid spanned on accretion rate, BH spin and inclination angle.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
The plot shows spectra of slim disk (solid) and Novikov & Thorne (1973) (dashed lines) models calculated assuming constant value of the hardening factor (f = 1.7) for an observer at inclination 66o, and distance 10kpc.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
An example of how slim disk changes the profiles of g -factor and emission angle is given in Fig. 4.26.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
The two leftmost columns represent slim disk, while the right column show for comparison corresponding thin disk picture (NT solution), which looks the same for any accretion rate.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
For slim disk the mass accretion rates correspond to luminosities 0.5 LEdd and 1.0 LEdd, respectively.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
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