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sinew
 n.  tendon or tendon tissue; muscle; nerve
Classic Sentence:
1  But the substance and sinew of an army, and that part of it which ought constantly to be most considered, should always be the infantry.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII.
2  His wife's retort was like a knife-cut across the sinews and he felt suddenly weak and powerless.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  From such things as feet, knuckles, hide clippings, and sinews came such strange and unlikely products as gelatin, isinglass, and phosphorus, bone black, shoe blacking, and bone oil.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
4  At length, the toughened sinews of the white man prevailed over the less practiced limbs of the native.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
5  Throwing a last and lingering glance at the distant canoes, he laid aside his rifle, and, relieving the wearied Duncan, resumed the paddle, which he wielded with sinews that never tired.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
6  Sublime is the dominion of the mind over the body, that, for a time, can make flesh and nerve impregnable, and string the sinews like steel, so that the weak become so mighty.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  It was for this reason that Quintus Curtius declared money to be the sinews of war, a maxim every day cited and acted upon by princes less wise than they should be.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X.
8  , in the recent war of Urbino; and yet, in every one of these instances, the victory remained with him who held the sinews of war to consist, not in money, but in good soldiers.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X.
9  But this is no ground for pronouncing money to be the sinews of war, any more than those other things from the want of which men are reduced to the same necessity.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X.
10  Once more, therefore, I repeat that not gold but good soldiers constitute the sinews of war.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X.
11  The sinews stood out on his bronzed neck, and his muscular right arm swung high in the air, with a lead-pencil grasped in the clinched brown fist.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XV.
12  "There's power here," said Mr. Jaggers, coolly tracing out the sinews with his forefinger.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
13  The muscles stood up sharply under the network of sinews, covered with the delicate, mobile skin, soft as satin, and they were hard as bone.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 21
14  He tasks me; he heaps me; I see in him outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
Example Sentence:
1  The athletes waited, with each sinew of theirs tensed.
2  Money is the sinews of war.
3  Money is the sinews of love, as of war.
4  John till my sinews ache, I _shall_ satisfy him -- to the finest central point and farthest outward circle of his expectations.