Sentence Examples


  • A recent critic has sought in religion the clue to her character and the mainspring of her genius.
  • She works from within outwards, touches first the mainspring and then sets it to play.
  • He resisted the navy, the mainspring of Washington's foreign policy; he opposed commercial treaties and diplomatic intercourse in a similar fashion.
  • This author is indeed interested to prosecute vigorous and substantial thinking, but the mainspring of his interest is the conviction that such thought is significant for inner and outer life.
  • In 1244 certain rights of self-government were given to the citizens; and in 1254 Mainz was the centre and mainspring of a powerful league of Rhenish towns.

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