1 For I believe that much of a man's character will be found betokened in his backbone.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
2 That sharp backbone must have hurt him when he lay on it.
My Antonia By Willa CatherGet Context In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
3 The Afro-American is thus the backbone of the South.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-BarnettGet Context In VII
4 Colored college-bred men have worked side by side with white college graduates at Hampton; almost from the beginning the backbone of Tuskegee's teaching force has been formed of graduates from Fisk and Atlanta.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du BoisGet Context In VI
5 It is largely because it furnishes such a good opportunity to test the backbone of a student that I place such high value upon our night-school.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonGet Context In Chapter XIII.
6 I've got backbone lumps myself, and they used to stick out as much as yours do, until I began to get fatter, and I am not fat enough yet to hide them.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson BurnettGet Context In CHAPTER XVII
7 They were discolored, just awash, and the whole lot was seen just under the water, exactly as a man's backbone is seen running down the middle of his back under the skin.
8 His moral backbone leaned on that firmness.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC