Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. shiften, schiften, to divide, change, remove. AS. sciftan, to divide; akin to LG. & D. schiften, to divide, distinguish, part Icel. skipta, to divide, to part, to shift, to change, Dan skifte, Sw. skifta, and probably to Icel. skīfa, to cut into slices, as n., a slice, and to E. shive, sheave, n., shiver, n
In literature:
Is said of the wind when it frequently shifts from one point to another.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Cleigh scrutinized the cards and shifted one.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
His gaze shifted and he passed on, swaggering.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
He shifted the stick from right to left.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
He stirred at length, with an uneasy shifting of the damaged shoulder.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
For perhaps a minute there was silence; in characteristic change of thought absolute Armstrong shifted.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
The body seems to shift of its own accord.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The hour of sailing had been shifted.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
He concentrated on the crystal, shifting the view to scan toward the nearest village.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
Hence, though political boundaries may shift, ethnic boundaries scarcely budge.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
He bent at the knees, shifted his weight to the balls of his feet.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
She thanked him with lips, not eyes, and he assisted her to shift the almost helpless man into his room and bunk.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Most of the players shifted their bets accordingly, the queen to win, the five and deuce to lose.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Again the expression shifted like water smitten by an evil wind.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
That business about the shifting current and the light.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Slowly sentiment began to shift in favor of Cornwall.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
Then, with a shade of annoyance, the man shifted in his chair.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
We won't try to cut you up into three shifts yet awhile.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
There must be no shifting of the body as the pull of gravitation ceased.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Isom's old wife must have shifted in her grave at sight of the prodigal repast which Ollie soon spread on the kitchen table.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
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In poetry:
There is no mercy in the shifting year,
No beauty wraps me tenderly about.
I turn to little words- so you, my dear,
Can spell them out.
"Little Words" by Dorothy Parker
All—"We've no wish to hear the tidings, how the people's fortunes
shift;
What your daily doings are;
Who are wedded, born, divided; if your lives beat slow or swift.
"Friends Beyond" by Thomas Hardy
She moved and mourned as she heard,
Sighed and shifted her place,
As the wells of her slumber were stirred
By the music and wind of the word,
Then turned and covered her face.
"Perinde AC Cadaver" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Fire and wild light of hope and doubt and fear,
Wind of swift change, and clouds and hours that veer
As the storm shifts of the tempestuous year;
Cry wellaway, but well befall the right.
"A Year's Burden -- 1870" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The drift of our thought goes on
Like the breath of the shifting wind;
And we hear faint echoes afar;
And we breathe the fragrance wan
Of the years we leave behind;
And we know not what we are.
"Looking Southward" by E J Rupert Atkinson
With you, my heart is quiet here,
And all my thoughts are cool as rain.
I sit and let the shifting year
Go by before the windowpane,
And reach my hand to yours, my dear . . .
I wonder what it's like in Spain.
"The Thin Edge" by Dorothy Parker
In news:
The American Academy of Pediatrics Monday announced its first major shift on circumcision in more than a decade, concluding that the health benefits of the procedure clearly outweigh any risks.
Lee, who has been working the night shift for the city section since January 2006, will move full-time to City Room, the Times ' local news blog.
The end of open admissions in 2000 and the recent recession have led to significant shifts in competitiveness and demographics at the City University of New York's top five four-year colleges.
Territories have moved, breeding seasons have shifted, and some organisms may already have gone extinct.
Conventional motorcycle gearboxes are pretty quick already, and most can be upshifted without the clutch if you really want to shift fast, so a dual- clutch transmission offers a smaller improvement.
Despite a cold shift in temperature Saturday morning, 16 teams took to the field at Kellet Ballpark for the Sherry Ann Suttmiller "SAS" Memorial Softball Tournament.
Nothing new in weather shift interrupting another season.
Weekend shifts can collide with homework.
Agencies come and go, but Mercedes-Benz doesn't shift many gears in its campaign for 2000.
Michigan win led to a decisive shift in media coverage.
The last rounds of federal redistricting presented some intriguing dilemmas around the country for both congressional incumbents and shifting constituent demographics.
The Helsinki-based company has made their bold prints a fashion staple since the Sixties, when their shift dresses helped fuel the new Mod movement.
America's color lines are shifting.
Can bike courier services survive court's shift to e-filing.
He's our number one go-to guy when it comes to filling in a shift.
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In science:
Static shift— We ﬁrst consider the case when the shift remains equal to its exact value.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
The ﬁrst step in this procedure is quite similar as in the case ν = 1 to shift the derivation to the left of W and to shift all zero order terms to the right.
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds
In case of the counter-rotation of black hole, as J increases in magnitude, the inner sonic point branch shifts towards a higher entropy region and the entire system shifts towards the outer side which is more stable.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
The implies a shift to a lower characteristic halo mass in such regions and a shift in the horizontal scale in Figures (2) and (3a) to domains in which galaxy formation is less eﬃcient.
The Probability Distribution Function of Light in the Universe: Results from Hydrodynamic Simulations
The shift operator Tǫµ generate a shift of argument, Tǫµf (x) = f (x + ǫ ˆµ).
Dirac-Kaehler fermion with noncommutative differential forms on a lattice
The periodicity of the states under the shifts in s1/2 was discussed above, and the one related with s2/2 similarly follows from the relation (53) in Appendix A, expressing the equivalence of a magnetic translation with a shift in momentum.
Anlaytic mean-field Hall crystal solution at nu=1/3: composite fermion like sub-bands and correlation effects
Such metrics ρ are not shift-invariant; rather, the probability distribution on the space of these metrics is shift-invariant.
Random complex zeroes, II. Perturbed lattice
On the other hand, shift-invariance of (ξk, l)k, l is achieved via shift-invariance of zeroes of ψ ; the latter was veriﬁed using the Gaussian distribution.
Random complex zeroes, II. Perturbed lattice
Also note that if the columns of P are constant, then the corresponding Markov shift is just a Bernoulli shift.
On Markovian behaviour of $p$-adic random dynamical systems
Remark 7 Our previous results for b = p can be generalized directly to the case when b ≡ 1 mod |hxi| . 2 For b = p we found that if a satisﬁes (19) and pap, ppa > 0, then the Markov shift θ has to be a Bernoulli shift.
On Markovian behaviour of $p$-adic random dynamical systems
This shift is the largest correction to the Stark shift in a perturbative expansion and arises from the counter-propagating terms in the state evolution which are discarded when the RWA is made .
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect
The errors in ∆t, the shift in days, and ∆m, the shift in magnitude, are the errors determined from the χ2 -ﬁt at the 1σ level and are shown in brackets in Table 4.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
To this end, let θ(i) denote the shift of the SRW by i, that is, considering {Sn+i} instead of {Sn}, and let T (k) (A) denote the ﬁrst hitting time of a set A ∈ Z2 by the shifted random walk S (k) n := Sn ◦ θ(τk ).
How large a disc is covered by a random walk in n steps?
Shifted Chebyshev Polynomials of the First Kind We shall make use of two families {Γk (x)}k and {Πk (x)}k of shifted Chebyshev polynomials c.f. [cd].
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
Thus, prior to test the QED theory of the hydrogen Lamb shift, some theoretical results have to be applied to extract the experimental values of the Lamb shift from the data of the measurements.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
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