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Examples of wormhole in a Sentence
We found tiny wormholes in the potatoes.
Recent Examples of wormhole from the Web
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.
Or, give the kids another container of Play-Doh and start traveling down your own Internet wormhole for vacation bargains.
Marvel Enterprises/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock The Avengers (2012) Loki survived falling through a wormhole for unexplained reasons.
Antigua, on the other hand, went on with business as usual but got sucked into a perception wormhole that the entire country was unfit to welcome visitors.
Got sucked down a Victoria Higgins wormhole - and yes, her byline page is a strange place.
Basically, a wormhole has opened up between the butt and the diaper and the waste has left our time and space.
But as the show opens, an accident with the Robinson’s colony ship sucks them into a wormhole, and they crash-land on another habitable planet.
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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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