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 Meanings and Examples of PIVOT
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pivot
 n.  the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates; axis; center
Classic Sentence:
1  This fore-carriage was composed of a massive iron axle-tree with a pivot, into which was fitted a heavy shaft, and which was supported by two huge wheels.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
2  This is one of the fatal phases, at once act and entr'acte of that drama whose pivot is a social condemnation, and whose veritable title is Progress.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
3  Throw stiff-armed from the shoulder, like there was a pivot there for it to turn on, like a girl; not from the wrist and elbow, with your arm out to one side, like a boy.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI.
4  Her reason for standing so dead still as the pivot of this circle of heath-country was just as obscure.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
5  As he walked on slowly, timing his pace to theirs, he watched Corley's head which turned at every moment towards the young woman's face like a big ball revolving on a pivot.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
6  I'm not properly pivoted that way.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
7  He went pale, with a sort of fear, when he saw Connie lifting the inert legs of the man in her arms, into the other chair, Clifford pivoting round as she did so.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  West Africa was the pivot of the cocoa trade.
2  Forming the pivot of the exhibition is a large group of watercolours.
3  Iago's lie is the pivot on which the play turns.
4  Magee pivoted and threw the ball to first base.
5  The Court of Appeal has a pivotal role in the English legal system.
6  The Bank of England has a pivotal role in the London money market.
7  Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions.