Indeed, poverty and ignorance are the mainsprings of life for a majority of the people.
One of the mainsprings of progress is the pertinacity of enthusiasts and faddists.
The mainsprings in many cases appear to be weak, having little room to work in the slender stocks.
Their disposition presented a happy blending of these two mainsprings of activity.
Submission and humility and resignation are the keynotes and mainsprings of Dostoyevsky.
But as a general rule the mainsprings of character develop early, and the man is very much as the child has made him.
Have they not let go the mainsprings to run after and effectually push with pins the refractory cogs upon the wheel-rims?
Yet love and undying faith in the value of the soul and hope for all men are the mainsprings of our activity.
He divided the money that came to him amongst his followers, and this was one of the mainsprings of his power.
For actuation, watches were provided with mainsprings which have steadily undergone improvement in quality and in placing.