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This graph shows how "contractions" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for contractions:

  1. Not infrequently it would happen that the odd amount of copy for a section was very difficult to fit exactly into a leaf even when the printer had compressed it by using as many contractions as possible, or eked it out by using no contractions at all. "Fine Books" , Alfred W. Pollard.
  2. The Virgil procured Baskerville a commission from the University of Oxford to cut a Greek fount, but this was generally condemned, though it had the merit of being free from contractions. "Fine Books" , Alfred W. Pollard.
  3. Whenever lightning flashed from the clouds the limbs of the animals experimented with underwent violent contractions, which were noticeable before the noise of the thunder, and were, so to say, the signal for it. "Makers of Modern Medicine" , James J. Walsh.

Quotes for contractions:

  1. We see in the electroencephalogram a concomitant phenomenon of the continuous nerve processes which take place in the brain, exactly as the electrocardiogram represents a concomitant phenomenon of the contractions of the individual segments of the heart. - Hans Berger
  2. As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental -to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice. - Christy Turlington
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