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re·volve

 (rĭ-vŏlv′)
v. re·volved, re·volv·ing, re·volves
v.intr.
1. To orbit a central point: The planets revolve around the sun.
2. To turn on an axis; rotate. See Synonyms at turn.
3. To be arranged as revolving credit: His credit line revolves.
4. To be centered: Their troubles revolve around money management.
v.tr.
1. To cause to revolve.
2. To ponder or reflect on: revolved the matter in his mind.

[Middle English revolven, to change direction, from Old French revolver, to reflect upon, from Latin revolvere, to turn over, roll back, reflect upon : re-, re- + volvere, to roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

re·volv′a·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.revolved - turned in a circle around an axis
turned - moved around an axis or center
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Jo revolved, and Amy gave a touch here and there, then fell back, with her head on one side, observing graciously, "Yes, you'll do.
He breathed with a sort of muffledness; then seemed troubled in the nose; then revolved over once or twice; then sat up and rubbed his eyes.
For, by this time, so spent was he by loss of blood, that he helplessly rolled away from the wreck he had made; lay panting on his side, impotently flapped with his stumped fin, then over and over slowly revolved like a waning world; turned up the white secrets of his belly; lay like a log, and died.
Cassy had often revolved, for hours, all possible or probable schemes of escape, and dismissed them all, as hopeless and impracticable; but at this moment there flashed through her mind a plan, so simple and feasible in all its details, as to awaken an instant hope.