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straight line

straight line
Zelfstandig naamwoord
  • rechte lijn
  • a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature
"the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"




  1. Draw a straight line.
  2. Form a straight line!
  3. Draw a straight line here.
  4. He drew a straight line on the wall.
  5. A ruler helps one to draw a straight line.
  6. Tom drew a straight line on the paper.
  7. A straight line is a trivial example of a curve.
  8. In mathematics, a straight line is defined by two points.
  9. He drew a straight line with his pencil.
  10. The police had all the prostitutes line up in a straight line.
  11. He never keeps a straight face and starts laughing right before the punch line.
  12. In a time-bound society time is seen as linear- in other words as a straight line extending from the past, through the present, to the future.
  13. The phrase "make a bee line for" expresses the look of how a bee heads straight for food with speed and energy.
  14. Newton's First Law says: "Every object persists in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed on it".
  15. Also, I used to wonder what would happen if I were to travel along the earth or on a road in a straight line for a very great distance. Would I eventually end up against a card-board wall which constituted a small part of the great card-board box which enclosed the universe? And if so, what was beyond it? Perhaps there were more card-board boxes, all stacked up inside an even greater card-board box. When you make a theory that depends on another theory which in turn depends on another, this is the sort of conclusion you may form. It is one of the major pitfalls of linear thinking which can wreak havok with your interpretation of social situations.