Example sentences for: pivots

How can you use “pivots” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Any extended fiber that protrudes from the periphery of a large structure pivots about its anchor point as it grows and makes contact with the floor of the petri dish.

  • The vane on the windmill in eect measures the direction of the wind and pivots the windmill such that its fan blades are perpendicular to the wind.

  • But others--such as thinner-edged blades with hard coatings and individual, spring-loaded pivots for each blade (with the Sensor, the two blades pivot together)--may, for all I know, be responsible for the razor's improved performance.

  • along one side and swinging on pivots or hinges, sliding along a groove, rolling up and down, revolving as one of four leaves, or folding like an accordion by means of which an opening may be closed or kept open for passage in or out of a building, room, or other covered enclosure or a car, airplane, elevator, or other vehicle.

  • Reviewers note that the essays, like the book, are long (97 pages about a cruise-ship voyage, 54 on the Illinois State Fair) and playful ("He trounces words; he pivots on commas; he drops in and out of styles like a vaudevillian who lets the audience watch him change costumes right there on stage," says the Los Angeles Times ' Susan Salter Reynolds).


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