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a state of conflict between persons

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the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

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This stifling heat, penetrating through the partitions of the projectile, is produced by its friction on the atmospheric strata.
It is fifty-five minutes past ten; we have been gone about eight minutes; and if our initiatory speed has not been checked by the friction, six seconds would be enough for us to pass through the forty miles of atmosphere which surrounds the globe.
Hundreds of meteorites, ignited by the friction of the atmosphere, irradiated the shadow of the luminous train, and lined the cloudy parts of the disc with their fire.
If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go; perchance it will wear smooth -- certainly the machine will wear out.
If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth--certainly the machine will wear out.
Each of those Shining Ones had to walk on the earth among neighbors who perhaps thought much more of his gait and his garments than of anything which was to give him a title to everlasting fame: each of them had his little local personal history sprinkled with small temptations and sordid cares, which made the retarding friction of his course towards final companionship with the immortals.
My men were suffering excruciatingly, from the friction of sitting down so much.
The weight of the sand this can contain would not in itself be sufficient to obstruct; but the friction of such a body working up against it would be tremendous.
The whole upper vault is charged with pale krypton vapours, which our skin friction may excite to unholy manifestations.
No, all these things came from successive efforts of these beggars to remove friction from the wheels of life, and give opportunity.
God has mitigated the sufferings that arise from social friction by a religious sentiment which raises self-forgetfulness into a virtue; just as He has moderated the friction of the mechanism of the universe by laws which we do not know.
If there was any danger of friction or collision from the ill-regulated zeal of so many young operators, her gentle "Come
She rubs everything that can be rubbed, until it shines, like her own honest forehead, with perpetual friction.
There was no doing it in the night, for there was no getting a light by easy friction then; to have got one, I must have struck it out of flint and steel, and have made a noise like the very pirate himself rattling his chains.
Hermann Riedl, partner and managing director at BCG Middle East, said consumers and business in the UAE and Qatar faced less e-friction, that is, few frictions or constraints on digital activity.