roller coaster


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roller coaster

A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
See also: coaster, roller
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At the Ferrari World theme park in the United Arab Emirates, thrill seekers wait eagerly in line to take a spin on the Formula Rossa--the world's fastest roller coaster. When the race-car-themed coaster pulls up, riders slip into the plastic seats.
How many regions have states with more than 75 roller coasters?
Ask students if they have ever ridden on a roller coaster. How did it make them feel?
"I met my wife Christine at the club and our daughter, Charlotte, aged 11, took her first ride on a wooden roller coaster when she was just 14 months old.
The very first roller coaster in the United States debuted back in 1872 and featured the traditional cart traveling down a steep track, reaching speeds of no more than 20 miles per hour.
Most people, with or without AS, would probably want, if possible, to possess the beneficial aspects of more than one human state or condition--the "best of both worlds." I understand Korzybski referred to this as the "coveted consciousness of abstracting." Becoming increasingly and explicitly conscious of how one thinks, and thus becoming increasingly able to change one's point of view, may not only give those of us with AS the "key to the roller coaster," it may even show those without AS how to "get off the roller coaster" when they want or need to return to solid ground.
NORTH Wales's newest roller coaster opens this weekend at a family adventure park between Bangor and Caernarfon.
SCORES of thrill seeking students descended on a theme park today in a bid to set a new world roller coaster record -wearing nothing but their smiles.
It put on live shows featuring animals in its early days as an amusement park, and in 1953 it introduced Japan's first domestically produced roller coaster.
A fluctuating lumber market is leveling off but, for those close to it, it has been a real roller coaster ride.
in Rochester, New York, and author of Only Wet Babies Like Change: Workplace Wisdom for Baby Boomers (Renaissance Publishing Inc.; $24.95), says, "No one can stay on a roller coaster for too long without feeling queasy."
In addition, Hatch explained kinetic energy, which was being expended whenever a marble sped through a tiny roller coaster.
PADRAIG Harrington has warned Paul McGinley to prepare for the biggest roller coaster of his life at The Belfry next weekend.
At age 43, Marjorie, had never been on a roller coaster. From early childhood the screams of people on this ride, had terrified her.