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hinge

verb arise from, around, center, center on, critical moment, critical period, critical point, crossways, crowning point, crucial moment, culmination, decisive moment, depend on, derive from, emanate from, ensue from, evolve from, gennrate from, hang, issue from, juncture, pivot, turn out
Associated concepts: case hinging on circumstances, outtome hinges on the evidence
See also: crossroad
References in classic literature ?
There an't such a rusty bit of metal in the place as its own hinges, I believe; and I'm sure there's no such old bones here, as mine.
Nobody lives in it, and the gate is off its hinges.
Although we usually call reward and punishment the two hinges upon which all government turns, yet I could never observe this maxim to be put in practice by any nation except that of Lilliput.
But his heart thumped in his chest when he heard Christine's door turn slowly on its hinges.
You could still trace the stone causeways that led up to the ruined gates where the last splinters of wood hung to the worn, rusted hinges.
He peeped through the hinges of the half-open bedroom door.
Its immense weight caused an unusually sharp grating sound, as it moved upon its hinges.
The secret of the entire process hinges on the use of the ninth ray, one of the beautiful scintillations which I had noted emanating from the great stone in my host's diadem.
Gentle pressure upon the door swung it slowly inward upon its hinges.
Poole swung the axe over his shoulder; the blow shook the building, and the red baize door leaped against the lock and hinges.
When later I saw him through the chink of the hinges of the door laying the table in the dining room, I was assured of it.
I opened my door carefully; and even then, as it turned on its hinges, it seemed to me to make a dreadful noise.