Examples of domino in a Sentence
Dominoes is one of my favorite games.
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Tom Izzo laments state of basketball recruiting The college basketball world has been sitting on edge waiting for the next domino to fall in the recent FBI investigation into corruption in recruiting.
The only thing better than getting home and crashing on a cozy mattress: Crashing on one at work for a record-breaking game of human dominoes.
More from Rochelle Riley: This is no longer just a Hollywood problem, although the human dominoes are falling faster there.
From the South China Sea to climate change to jockeying over global leadership, the dominoes have fallen in Beijing's favor again and again.
Another domino toppled, another dam broken and sealed.
The domino affect is numbing; humans are causing the Earth to heat up and warmer ocean waters act as energy for hurricanes. More heat, more powerful hurricanes.
This could lead to some really big dominoes toppling in the next major crisis.
Schools replace outgoing transfers with incoming transfers, creating a frightening game of dominoes mixed with a game of musical chairs mixed with Game of Thrones.
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The History of domino
The origin of dominoes is rather obscure, and that is as true of the word as it is of the game. Both appeared in France shortly after 1750. In both English and French, domino earlier denoted a long hooded cloak worn together with a mask during carnival season or at a masquerade. It is an even earlier sense, however, that may link the garment with the playing piece. In French, domino originally referred to a cape worn by a priest over his surplice. Domino pieces were once made with ebony blacks and ivory faces, and it has been suggested that the playing piece brought to mind the priest’s black domino contrasting with the white surplice.
Origin and Etymology of domino
First Known Use: circa 1694See Words from the same year
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