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    1. He had to fiddle with the edges and shift the settings around slightly to detect body heat

    2. So, while you should continue to shift your portfolio towards bonds you should still keep a part of investment in the stock market, which have in recent decades generated real returns

    3. How could this have happened? "Did those monsters on third shift do this to you?! Who was it? Was it Harry? I told him not to change the settings! They're perfect the way they are!"

    4. But then the shift bell rang and Frank knew it was time to clock out

    5. · Men have to appreciate that girls have to shift their loyalty from a woman to a man, from mother to husband

    6. ‘How difficult would it be for you to shift your stuff, Mrs Wynell?’

    7. The idea is that I’ll move out tomorrow evening and then shift the furniture as soon as I can after that

    8. She was afraid of the cultural shift she could feel coming

    9. before supervisor McManus finally noticed that old Ted hadn’t entertained the other guards with his impression of a bugle call to signal the end of another long night shift

    10. He rose with the pain of stiffened limbs and giddy with the shift of

    1. She shifted to one foot, then the other, as if she had to go the bathroom

    2. Vinnie pushed the glasses back firmly onto his nose and shifted his center of gravity back a bit

    3. The young man’s foot shifted

    4. and guards in attendance, but this time the dream shifted slightly

    5. He shifted it against the rough

    6. He shifted his weight slightly, feeling a burr of stone

    7. " Timms’ eyes shifted and when Tig followed them he saw the black exosuit near the deck on the far side of the consoles

    8. In the seat next to her Ernst shifted

    9. Horcheese’s eyes shifted to Tig just long enough for him to feel the accusation in them

    10. As with Smiler and his off-hand brutality, the basic pattern of my existence shifted and I accepted the relative kindness of The Kid over the next couple of days

    1. He was hunched over his desk, shifting through piles of paperwork and tossing it around with abandon, creating a bigger mess than he had before

    2. “You must have dropped it while the gravity was shifting back to normal,” Johnny commented, putting the Chip back in his pocket

    3. edges of the thick cell walls and dissolved the shifting shapes of the man that he had

    4. I cried again for the umpteenth time since my capture and incarceration below the wider world’s ever- shifting horizons

    5. shifting their position, a killing ground,

    6. I floated in the comfort of this smooth, luminous primeval liquid, looking at the patterns and the shifting net of sunlight underneath, and the sand way down below, ecstatic in the thrill of being aware of simple existence in a universe without change

    7. ‘If you could, Graham, Sarah’s got a load of books and they’ll take some shifting

    8. ‘Yes … I thought you were shifting the books this afternoon

    9. fidgeting and shifting awkwardly in his seat

    10. “Tell me,” Samuel began, shifting the subject, “what do you suppose

    1. It wasn’t much of a graphical enhancer because Ackers looked almost exactly the same as he did on the screen except for a few subtle shifts here and there on his face there wasn’t much that was different

    2. It was half a week later, she was in the cabin again on a late Afternoonday, their shifts had stretched thru the light

    3. Baggy worked tirelessly all three shifts without a break in hopes that the higher-ups would recognize its hard work

    4. BOOM! The airplane hits a sharp bumb and some of the cargo shifts

    5. Ricci shifts nervously in his seat as he listens to Ahmed’s hysterics

    6. primordial soup was brewed, how tectonic shifts came to be and how the rocks and

    7. He said he mapped in the specific point he picked for us to breach space based on tidal shifts in local stellar gravity

    8. It was on one of Smiler’s shifts, when his indifferent fist slammed into my kidneys again, that I decided darkness was the only answer

    9. Although the towel was thicker and more tightly woven than the hessian sack in my last prison, I could still make out shades and shifts of light

    10. His attention shifts, I turn to see what he has seen behind me as he goes on smoothly

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    Synonyms for "shift"

    shift switch switching shifting chemise sack shimmy slip teddy shift key transformation transmutation displacement break fault faulting fracture geological fault duty period work shift change over change lurch pitch dislodge reposition careen tilt wobble agitate budge stir transfer alteration variation substitution term turn time spell tour hitch gang squad team relay camisole manage do fare move displace

    "shift" definitions

    an event in which something is displaced without rotation

    a qualitative change

    the time period during which you are at work

    the act of changing one thing or position for another

    the act of moving from one place to another

    (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

    a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time

    the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters

    a woman's sleeveless undergarment

    a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

    make a shift in or exchange of

    change place or direction

    move around

    move very slightly

    move from one setting or context to another

    change in quality

    move and exchange for another

    move sideways or in an unsteady way

    move abruptly

    use a shift key on a keyboard

    change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change

    change gears

    lay aside, abandon, or leave for another