Sentence Examples


  • The mainspring is vanity, assisted by the love of garlic and bread and butter.
  • 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.