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Examples of wormhole in a Sentence
We found tiny wormholes in the potatoes.
Recent Examples of wormhole from the Web
The Caltech physicist has written several popular books that have made arcane ideas such as wormholes, time travel and gravity understandable to non-scientists.
In my experience, when a late-night internet wormhole brings you face-to-face with the perfect [name your vice here], in your size and with free shipping, even the most bulletproof budget won’t stand a chance.
Also, creating your own wormhole would require an infinite amount of energy.
But Kimmel's point that Kilmeade is actually dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite is particularly spot-on, and could describe virtually anyone in the conservative infotainment wormhole.
Here, the Korea Foods superstore acts like a wormhole, whisking shoppers away from the humdrum suburbs and into the heart of downtown Seoul.
The room is a dusty blue box with a squat side door bored through with wormholes and sized for a child.
Never one for subtlety, Ai nods to the current moment of xenophobic isolationism by erecting a twisted, ropey wormhole of fence around the sphere’s perimeter.
Social Security was created in 1935 and the first card issued a year later, when electronic computers seemed about as feasible as time travel through wormholes.
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Did You Know?
If you associate "wormhole" with quantum physics and sci-fi, you'll probably be surprised to learn that the word has been around since Shakespeare's day - although, admittedly, he used it more literally than most modern writers. To Shakespeare, a "wormhole" was simply a hole made by a worm, but even the Bard subtly linked "wormholes" to the passage of time; for example, in The Rape of Lucrece, he notes time's destructive power "to fill with worm-holes stately monuments." To modern astrophysicists, a wormhole isn't a tunnel wrought by a slimy invertebrate, but a theoretical tunnel between two black holes or other points in space-time, providing a shortcut between its end points.
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