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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 most massive rap website to emerge from the era was WorldStarHipHop, which rewrote the template in comic sans and offered dystopian wormholes of street rap, twerking videos and amateur fistfights shakily taped on cellphones.
The artistic installation features 100 pounds of moss, lichens, other botanical specimens and string models of Einstein-Rosen bridges, or wormholes.
Rather than moralizing over Onira Tech’s invention, Reverie’s pilot simply uses it as a framing device, like a wormhole that takes Kint to new mindscapes instead of alien planets.
There may be a wormhole in the middle of the whole thing.
Trying to buy sustainable seafood generally means falling down a wormhole of charts, ranking systems, and misinformation.
One way to resolve these problems is if black holes were actually wormholes.
Set in the distant future, the crew of the Eriophora spends 66 million years building wormhole gates, awoken for a day every million years by their ship’s AI.
On a Nolita street frequented by European tourists in wide-leg jeans, a wormhole has opened.
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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.
WORMHOLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wormhole for English Language Learners
: a hole or passage made by a worm
: a hole or tunnel in outer space that some people believe connects two very distant places
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