Examples of domino in a Sentence
Dominoes is one of my favorite games.
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With many of their neighboring states - some with deep ties to organized labor - already adopting right-to-work laws, the question is whether unions and their Democratic supporters will able to stop the next domino from falling.
Another trade deadline domino fell on Thursday as the Bulls and Pelicans finally completed a trade sending sharpshooting forward Nikola Mirotic to New Orleans, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported.
Yelich became the fourth domino to fall in Jeter and Co.’s payroll purge when he was traded last week to the Milwaukee Brewers for four prospects.
Other dominoes — Joey Gallo to first base, for instance — will fall as a result.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoyed playing dominoes, gardening around his home and watching Westerns.
One domino fell, and then all the others did: His father lost a job, rent couldn’t be paid on the family’s home, where Emmanuel’s mother ran a beauty shop.
Trying to make Deron Williams a long-term Net in advance of a franchise move to Brooklyn from New Jersey set off a chain of devastating deals and falling dominoes.
Depending on how the Stanford game goes, if some other dominoes fall, perhaps Notre Dame’s Playoff hopes aren’t completely doomed just yet.
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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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