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Examples of wormhole in a Sentence
We found tiny wormholes in the potatoes.
Recent Examples of wormhole from the Web
Getting too deep down this wormhole can cause irreparable damage.
As if from a cosmic grab-bag, Hudson pulls out sword-and-sorcery and sci-fi standards, including wormholes, a prophecy and a mad scientist (Dr. Terrible, Gork’s grandfather) who’s created a mind-swapping machine.
The object provides a sort of mathematical wormhole that allows powerful theoretical tools in one field of mathematics to be pulled through and used in another.
In the show, his portal gun opens up wormholes that connect two different points in space-time and serve as a convenient mode of transportation.
And what with wormholes and quantum physics, the universe has gotten only a great deal spookier.
The Caltech physicist has written several popular books that have made arcane ideas such as wormholes, time travel and gravity understandable to non-scientists.
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.
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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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