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 Meanings and Examples of BACKBONE
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backbone
 n.  support; mainstay; vertebrate spine or spinal column
Classic Sentence:
1  For I believe that much of a man's character will be found betokened in his backbone.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
2  That sharp backbone must have hurt him when he lay on it.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
3  The Afro-American is thus the backbone of the South.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get 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 Bois
Get 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. Washington
Get 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 Burnett
Get 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.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
8  His moral backbone leaned on that firmness.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
Example Sentence:
1  Farmers are the backbone of this community.
2  Agriculture used to be the economic backbone of this country.
3  The small business people of Britain are the economic backbone of the nation.
4  Clean the fish and remove the backbone.
5  The people will have to put the bone back in backbone for state leaders.
6  The cheetah has an extremely flexible backbone that gives extra speed or force to its running motion.
7  Discovery astronauts spent six and a half hours today unhooking a huge girder from the backbone of the International Space Station.