mainspring in Japanese
It was the mainspring from which all time poured.
Vorkosigan, still on his feet, was wandering around in circles like a wind-up toy with a damaged mainspring.
Better and cheaper products and more choice are the mainsprings of the internal market.
Good intentions alone will not, in my opinion, be the mainspring of political and policy-related activities.
Globalisation is the mainspring of democracy and prosperity for underdeveloped countries.
Let us not forget the emotion of last week, because perhaps that emotion should be the mainspring of our actions.
Deelders work often tends toward cabaret, but was not cabaret the mainspring of a movement like Dadaism?
It requires, too, the preservation and promotion of what is now called the intangible cultural heritage, which is the melting pot of creativity and the mainspring of living cultures.
The presentation prior to the discussion highlighted the importance of foreign trade as the mainspring of LDC development, but it also emphasized the marginalization of LDCs with reference to the expansion of international trade.
All families in OECD countries today are aware that childhood is being re-shaped by forces whose mainspring is not necessarily the best interests of the child.
the most important spring in a mechanical device (especially a clock or watch); as it uncoils it drives the mechanism: clockwork, spring