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
Within the last decade or so, industry dynamos such as Lee Boudreaux, Sarah Crichton and Reagan Arthur were all given their own imprints that featured their names on the spines.
But no more: These days, there are plenty of psychological thrillers to pick from — many of them more sinister and more spine-chilling than Big Little Lies or even The Shining.
Still, Eugenie has used her royal status to raise awareness on scoliosis, a medical condition that causes a person’s spine to curve.
High atop that long rocky spine are the promise of cooler temperatures, shady pine forests, endless views and, of course, the lakes.
The infection, called osteomyelitis, causes inflammation of the bone, and generally affects the bones in the legs, arms, or spine.
After Harvey, aquarium personnel spent hours surgically removing the cactus spines embedded in her skin.
Its first-year rosette resembles dandelion, with leaf lobes pointing back toward the leaf base, fine hair on both sides of the leaf and spines on the margins.
The Bugg banks’ electronic spine is from Jack Henry & Associates, a provider of IT services to financial institutions.
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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
SPINE Defined for Kids
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