Examples of spine in a Sentence
This X-ray shows her spine.
Hedgehogs are covered with spines.
They lack the spine to do what needs to be done.
Recent Examples of spine from the Web
One of these is led by former LDP leader Sadakazu Tanigaki, who has been out of the public eye since injuring his spine in a bicycle accident a year ago, but is reported to be planning a comeback.
Unlike kidney removals performed now using laparoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure, surgeons sliced Bowling from her spine to near her navel.
The Enquirer/Phil Didion An injury to his spine in the seventh grade made Purcell Marian's Sam Schultheis's freshman and sophomore high school sports seasons pretty much non-existent.
An obstetrician’s forceps deformed his face at birth; a childhood bout with tuberculosis twisted his spine and wrecked his gait.
At the raw bar a tatted-up crew lops off the spines of sea urchins and shucks oysters from both coasts.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that can be caused by certain conditions, but mostly the cause is unknown.
Climb into a fabric hammock at Culver City’s Aerial Warehouse for a take on traditional yoga that is said to make inverted poses easier by counteracting gravity (and even temporarily easing back pain by lengthening the spine).
The test sent jitters up the spines of American national security officials—for good reason.
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Origin and Etymology of spine
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
SPINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spine for English Language Learners
: the row of connected bones down the middle of the back
: a sharp, pointed part on an animal or plant
: courage or strength of character
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