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Sample sentences for the GRE study word friction

friction can be used as a noun

1.Almost all the joints of the machinery present a complicated system of sliding parts moving over small but beautifully curved friction bearings. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
2.There was, therefore, as can be imagined, some little social friction when the young couple for they were still young found themselves in their new surroundings. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3.This meant a soft trail, greater friction on the runners, and heavier pulling for the dogs yet the drivers were fair through it all, and did their best for the animals. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
4.I forced myself to ponder upon the sound of the crescent as it should pass across the garment--upon the peculiar thrilling sensation which the friction of cloth produces on the nerves. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.He lived alone, and, so to speak, outside of every social relation and as he knew that in this world account must be taken of friction, and that friction retards, he never rubbed against anybody. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
6.The elbows were whitened with the down which the friction of cloth against linen leaves behind it. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.A few drops of the rum restored suspended animation, while the friction of his limbs restored their elasticity. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.There was no doing it in the night, for there was no getting a light by easy friction then to have got one I must have struck it out of flint and steel, and have made a noise like the very pirate himself rattling his chains. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9.The friction began to excite feelings that first deadened the pain of entrance, and then began to awaken the delicious sensations of lubricity. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous

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