Definition of Path of least resistance
1. Noun. The easiest way. "In marrying him she simply took the path of least resistance"
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Literary usage of Path of least resistance
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. On the Physics and Physiology of Protoplasmic Streaming in Plants by Alfred James Ewart, Francis Gotch (1903)
"Direction of Streaming and Path of Least Resistance. In protoplasmic threads the direction is rarely constant for any length of time, but changes as the ..."
2. Electrical Engineer (1890)
"Its general course will still be the path of least resistance, but it may fly to and traverse any metal that lies in anything like a direct lino between the ..."
3. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1898)
"... takes the path of least resistance, is one which has found general acceptance. Dr. Hormann, however, endeavours to show that this doctrine does not ..."
4. Autobiographical Sketch of James Croll ...: With Memoir of His Life and Work by James Croll (1896)
"It is this — the particle will always take the path of least resistance, whether that path be round the edge of the hill, or over the top of it. ..."
5. Naturalism in English Poetry by Stopford Augustus Brooke (1920)
"Age after age, the caverns below are1 slowly filling with tense elements seeking, for their escape, the path of least resistance. At last they reach the ..."
6. Naturalism in English Poetry by Stopford Augustus Brooke (1920)
"Age after age, the caverns below are slowly filling with tense elements seeking, for their escape, the path of least resistance. At last they reach the ..."
7. The American Magazine of Civics edited by Andrew J. Palm, Henry Randall Waite (1895)
"But each man not being endowed alike, either in ability or inclination, and each following his own path of least resistance, there would early arise the ..."