I call it (forgive the lofty phrase) the arc of innovation—and many, many discoveries fall short along that arc.
If the arc of history does in fact bend towards justice, eventually amateurism will leave college sports once and for all.
In the words of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice.”
Her arc was always the most interesting and relatable, and what hooked us on Glee to begin with.
The short story format essentially suffocated the story and curtailed its arc.
She had chosen one on the Avenue Kleber, not far from the arc.
But of the arc which He disclosed no one group of His followers has as yet perceived the whole.
But among historical characters of the first mark the names of Socrates and of Joan of arc are enough to cite.
Simba indicated the sun, and swept his hand across the arc of the heavens.
Any arc light is affected by draughts of air and can even be blown out.
late 14c., originally in reference to the sun's apparent motion in the sky, from Old French arc "bow, arch, vault" (12c.), from Latin arcus "a bow, arch," from PIE root *arku- "bowed, curved" (cf. Gothic arhvazna "arrow," Old English earh, Old Norse ör; also, via notion of "supple, flexible," Greek arkeuthos, Latvian ercis "juniper," Russian rakita, Czech rokyta, Serbo-Croatian rakita "brittle willow"). Electrical sense is from 1821.
1893, in the electrical sense, from arc (n.). Meaning "to move in an arc" attested by 1954. Related: Arced; arcing.
A curved line or segment of a circle.