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 Meanings and Examples of MUSCLE
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
muscle
 n.  one of many tissues in the body that can tighten and relax to produce movement
 n.  power to do difficult things or to make people behave in a certain way; authority
Classic Sentence: (88 in 6 pages)
1  Besides, for some way, where I now saw but a naked spine, all that had been once wrapped round with tons of added bulk in flesh, muscle, blood, and bowels.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
2  It's a partnership; he supplies the muscle part.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 108. Ahab and the Carpenter.
3  His person, though muscular, was rather attenuated than full; but every nerve and muscle appeared strung and indurated by unremitted exposure and toil.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
4  The expression of his eye contradicted his figurative and boastful language, while every muscle in his wrinkled visage was working with anguish.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
5  His look never changed throughout the whole of the scene, nor did a muscle move in his rigid countenance, even at the wildest or the most pathetic parts of the lamentation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
6  Then, as if the heads were moved by one muscle, all the faces were turned toward him with wide, derisive grins.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
7  His eyesight was shaken and dazzled by the tension of thought and muscle.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
8  But the latter did not stir a muscle; he was a man of the old stamp, and did not share the modern views of the younger generation.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
9  The bone's not touched,' he muttered through his teeth; 'the ball didn't go deep; one muscle, vastus externus, grazed.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
10  Every muscle of his thin face was now quivering with nervous excitement; his eyes, in which the fire of life had seemed extinguished, now flashed with brilliant light.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
11  Neither the hand nor a single muscle of the count's face stirred.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIII
12  Every muscle of Telyanin's pale, terrified face began to quiver, his eyes still shifted from side to side but with a downward look not rising to Rostov's face, and his sobs were audible.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV
13  Natasha without knowing it was all attention: she did not lose a word, no single quiver in Pierre's voice, no look, no twitch of a muscle in his face, nor a single gesture.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XVII
14  He was rather thin with living on moor grass but he was as tough and wiry as if the muscle in his little legs had been made of steel springs.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  Dickon stood up on the grass and slowly went through a carefully practical but simple series of muscle exercises.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  She gently kneaded the muscles in his back.
17  This treatment helps tone the body, firm up muscles and tighten the skin.
18  The bones and muscles are parts of the mechanism of the body.
19  I couldn't get my brain to function or coordinate my muscles.
20  She has always been encouraged to swim to build up the strength of her muscles.
21  This exercise is designed to develop the shoulder and back muscles.
22  One factor contributing to this malaise is the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles that can follow heavy drinking.
23  Here is a special set of exercises which will strengthen your back muscles.
24  He developed leg muscles by running.
25  A complex system of muscles is brought into play for each body movement.
26  Good muscles are one of the prerequisites of physical fitness.
27  The athlete has got powerful muscles.
28  Some writers use the word intrinsic to differentiate this inner resource from energy that is produced by muscles.
29  Lifting weights will build arm and shoulder muscles.
30  Torn muscles retract, and lose strength, structure, and tightness.