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Synonyms for mainspring
ˈmeɪnˌsprɪŋ

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  1. mainspring(noun)

    the most important spring in a mechanical device (especially a clock or watch); as it uncoils it drives the mechanism

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  1. List of paraphrases for "mainspring":

    linchpin, backbone

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  1. Eugene V. Debs:

    If it had not been for the discontent of a few fellows who had not been satisfied with their conditions, you would still be living in caves. Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization. Progress is born of agitation. It is agitation or stagnation.

  2. Clarence Day:

    Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.

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