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  • On flattening it out, the name of his native place struck his eyes. Cited from Tartarin of Tarascon, by Alphonse Daudet
  • He went over to the door and waited, flattening himself against the wall. Cited from Maida's Little Shop, by Inez Haynes Irwin
  • His name comes from an idea for a commercial that included having a car run over his head and flattening it.
  • Consequently the stone fell on top of him, flattening him under it.
  • The composition is, however, much better seen by flattening out the whole. Cited from Occult Chemistry, by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
  • There was plenty of room to stand behind the screen without flattening myself against the wall. Cited from Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley, C.N. and A.M. Williamson
  • Horizontal lines have flattening effect; tower does not appear so high as it really is. Cited from The City of Domes, by John D. Barry
  • The flattening is effected at an early age, the process beginning generally within the first month after birth. Cited from The Pagan Tribes of Borneo, by Hose & McDougall
  • Why, I knew all about that flattening at the poles, and how it came about. Cited from Reveries of a Schoolmaster, by Francis B. Pearson
  • I made a step to save him: and then jump'd back, flattening myself against the rock. Cited from The Splendid Spur, by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  • In fact, he found that his hands were flattening out, like fins. Cited from Queer Stories for Boys and Girls, by Edward Eggleston
  • Then I sprang to the opposite side of the entrance, flattening my body close to the wall. Cited from Warlord of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The writhing mass became still, flattening itself against the bed of rock. Cited from The Young Engineers on the Gulf, by H. Irving Hancock
  • The country is one of low hills, flattening suddenly into plains. Cited from Best Short Stores of 1921 ... Yearbook of American Short Story
  • During the night the board falls from the wall, flattening Stanley in his sleep.
  • What do you mean, you know-nothings, by flattening the sail like that? Cited from The Rover's Secret, by Harry Collingwood
  • This will have the effect of flattening the power structure.
  • Bailey took up a post beside the window, the Unknown flattening himself against the wall beside him. Cited from The Bat, by M. R. Rinehart & Avery Hopwood
  • The side of his face was crushed; his body was slowly flattening. Cited from The Valiant Runaways, by Gertrude Atherton
  • We have not risen much to-day, and the plain seems to be flattening out. Cited from Scott's Last Expedition Volume I, by Captain R. F. Scott
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Root form of flattening is flatten for the verb.

Words starting with flattening

Meaning of flattening

  • verb Make flat or flatter
    flatten a road, flatten your stomach with these exercises
  • verb Become flat or flatter
    The landscape flattened
  • verb Lower the pitch of (musical notes)