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Revolve around   /rivˈɑlv ərˈaʊnd/   Listen
Revolve around

verb
1.
Center upon.  Synonyms: center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, revolve about.  "Our day revolved around our work"
2.
Move around in a circular motion.  Synonyms: circle around, circle round.






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"Revolve around" Quotes from Famous Books



... the religions undergone the greatest modification to fit the new order of things. If it were the religion that determined the matter, civilization and morals would be immovable, and legislation would revolve around, ...
— Men, Women, and Gods - And Other Lectures • Helen H. Gardener

... resolve himself into a connected and antithetic series of consecutive cycles. The eighteenth century having been an age of individuative, the nineteenth necessarily became an age of associative or coinonomic development. He, the man—to himself the ego, and to others the mere homo—ceased to revolve around the centre of gravity of his own personality, and, following the instincts of his adhesive nature, resolved himself into associative community. In this necessary development of their nature all partook, from the congresses of mighty monarchs down to those humbler but not less ...
— The Book-Hunter - A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author • John Hill Burton

... for entering into these scholastic details, comparatively unfamiliar as yet to most economists,—antinomy is the conception of a law with two faces, the one positive, the other negative. Such, for instance, is the law called ATTRACTION, by which the planets revolve around the sun, and which mathematicians have analyzed into centripetal force and centrifugal force. Such also is the problem of the infinite divisibility of matter, which, as Kant has shown, can be denied and affirmed successively by arguments ...
— The Philosophy of Misery • Joseph-Pierre Proudhon

... man, so that he thinks, acts, shapes his reality like the disillusioned man come to his senses, so that he revolves around himself, and thus around his real sun. Religion is but the illusory sun which revolves around man, so long as he does not revolve around himself. ...
— Selected Essays • Karl Marx

... within itself. Hence the poets sing of "the circling years." The sun turns round upon his own axis; and the moon "changes monthly in her circled orb." The other celestial bodies all wheel their courses in circles around the common centre. The moons of Jupiter revolve around him in circles, and he carries them along with him in his periodical circuit round the sun. Saturn always moves within his rings, and thus adorned himself, walks in circles through the regions ...
— Ups and Downs in the Life of a Distressed Gentleman • William L. Stone



Words linked to "Revolve around" :   touch on, bear on, pertain, refer, concern, concentrate on, circle round, relate, touch, circle, come to, have-to doe with, center



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