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driving force

noun as in ax to grind

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During the Arab Spring, social media was praised as the driving force behind a collective movement to dismantle dictatorships.

“For many years to come Diane will be a driving force at ABC News with her exceptional storytelling genius,” he added.

So why reauthorize the VRA now, and why should Eric Cantor be the driving force?

As Trey grew older, his hunger for a father seemed to be the driving force of his young life.

The driving force behind the decrease in available beds, and thus reliable care, seems fueled entirely by money.

In that capacity for aggression upon other classes lies the essential driving force of modern affairs.

Learning is only possible when instinct supplies the driving-force.

Marx found something more in the nature of a driving force in his class hostility based on expropriation and injustice.

What real driving force is there in all this aspiration towards a new and wider order?

Now he had lost both his abandon and his rigidity and with each, a certain driving force had been taken away from him.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to driving force, such as: agenda, hidden agenda, incentive, motivation, motive, and reason.

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