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 Meanings and Examples of AXIS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  the center around which something rotates; pivot
Classic Sentence:
1  Owing to the density of the crowd of reposing whales, more immediately surrounding the embayed axis of the herd, no possible chance of escape was at present afforded us.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
2  Now, by reason of this timely spinning round the boat upon its axis, its bow, by anticipation, was made to face the whale's head while yet under water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
3  It formed the pole and axis of this heathery world.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
Example Sentence:
1  Then Tehran was bracketed, along with its old enemy Iraq, and North Korea, in President Bush's axis of evil.
2  His doctor checked the optical axis of the eye very carefully.
3  In physics, a torque is a vector that measures the tendency of a force to rotate an object about some axis.
4  Just think of what work it would make with the day and night! You see the earth takes twenty-four hours to turn round on its axis.
5  The orbital muscles keep the visual axis of both eyes aligned on the center of what you are looking at.
6  The earth revolves both round the sun and on its own axis.
7  The earth's axis is the line between the North and South Poles.
8  The Earth revolves about the axis which joins the North and South Poles.