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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
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English

Etymology

From Old French motion.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
motion

Plural
s

motion (s)
  1. (uncountable) A state of progression from one place to another.
  2. (countable) A change of position with respect to time.
  3. (physics) A change from one place to another.
    John kept making motions under the table to Elise.
  4. (countable) A parliamentary action to propose something.
    The motion to amend is now open for discussion.

Synonyms

state of progression from one place to another

change from one place to another

Antonyms

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to motion

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to motion (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To gesture indicating a desired movement.
    He motioned for me to come closer.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] motio, noun of action from perfect passive participle motus, having been moved, from verb movere, move, + noun of action suffix -io

Pronunciation

Noun

motion f. (plural motions)

  1. motion (4)
    Il s'agit d'une motion de censure.

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