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  • His bitterness was a fulcrum and his rage was a long lever with which he would move the world, the whole damn world, to learn the truth, no matter what damage he caused or whom he destroyed in the process.†   (source)
  • And he felt himself to be only the occasion, the fulcrum, needed to make this movement possible.†   (source)
  • shifted the fulcrum of U.S. politics
  • Thus the dethronement of dialectic from what Socrates and Plato held it to be was absolutely essential for Aristotle, and "dialectic" was and still is a fulcrum word.†   (source)
  • Phaedrus began to wonder if "dialectic" had some special meaning that made it a fulcrum word...one that can shift the balance of an argument, depending on how it's placed.†   (source)
  • His forefinger felt where the handle of his sword would use it for a fulcrum.†   (source)
  • Jewel's hat droops limp about his neck, channelling water onto the soaked towsack tied about his shoulders as, ankle-deep in the running ditch, he pries with a slipping two-by-four, with a piece of rotting log for fulcrum, at the axle.†   (source)
  • His thumb knew the exact weight in ounces which it would have to exert on the near side of the fulcrum.†   (source)
  • 'Give me a fulcrum, and I shall move the world!'†   (source)
  • I understood the mechanics of levers; but where was I to get a fulcrum?†   (source)
  • To do once, is the fulcrum whereby child brain become man brain.†   (source)
  • I could feel a crushing sting across my gloved knuckles, but ignored it as I forced the hairy head back, and back, and back again, using the angle of the wall as a fulcrum for the lever of the beast's body.†   (source)
  • Regaining new stable equilibrium he rose uninjured though concussed by the impact, raised the latch of the area door by the exertion of force at its freely moving flange and by leverage of the first kind applied at its fulcrum, gained retarded access to the kitchen through the subadjacent scullery, ignited a lucifer match by friction, set free inflammable coal gas by turningon the ventcock, lit a high flame which, by regulating, he reduced to quiescent candescence and lit finally a portable candle.†   (source)
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