But what the papers told him was alarming: that Britain is sliding towards an entirely new kind of surveillance society.
The GOP-controlled House went along as part of a bipartisan deal last summer to prevent the government from sliding into default.
Most prisons issue incident reports on a sliding scale from 100 series (highest severity) to 400 series (lowest severity).
First gold medal of the Olympics won by U.S. in the sliding Down Hill Behind the Dorm on Cafeteria Tray event.
And in some areas of the world we are not just stalling, but sliding backwards.
And she drew to the sliding screens, and went off to superintend his repast.
A soft, sliding hillock of sand lay directly in front of them.
Mrs. Uncle Life, aged seventy and small and spherical, solved the problem of the hills by sitting down and sliding.
Wally and Jack were sliding their chairs back from the table preparing to follow him.
The jars are a pair of sliding links, similar to those used for rod-boring, but serving a different purpose, viz.
Old English slidan (intransitive, past tense slad, past participle sliden) "to glide, slip, fall, fall down;" figuratively "fail, lapse morally, err; be transitory or unstable," from Proto-Germanic *slidan "to slip, slide" (cf. Old High German slito, German Schlitten "sleigh, sled"), from PIE root *sleidh- "to slide, slip" (cf. Lithuanian slystu "to glide, slide," Old Church Slavonic sledu "track," Greek olisthos "slipperiness," olisthanein "to slip," Middle Irish sloet "slide").
Meaning "slip, lose one's footing" is from early 13c. Transitive sense from 1530s. Phrase let (something) slide "let it take its own course" is in Chaucer (late 14c.). Sliding scale in reference to payments, etc., is from 1842.
1560s, from slide (v.). As a smooth inclined surface down which something can be slid, from 1680s; the playground slide is from 1890. Meaning "collapse of a hillside, landslide" is from 1660s. As a working part of a musical instrument from 1800 (e.g. slide-trombone, 1891). Meaning "rapid downturn" is from 1884. Meaning "picture prepared for use with a projector" is from 1819 (in reference to magic lanterns). Baseball sense is from 1886. Slide-guitar is from 1968.
A small glass plate for mounting specimens to be examined under a microscope.