Definition of "sinew" [sin•ew]

  • (noun) A tendon.
  • (noun) Vigorous strength; muscular power.
  • (noun) The source or mainstay of vitality and strength. Often used in the plural: "Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue” ( Izaak Walton).
  • (verb-transitive) To strengthen with or as if with sinews.

Use "sinew" in a sentence

  • "He preaches what he calls the sinew and bone of doctrine, and he is very stern in the pulpit."
  • "Matching him sinew for sinew is Wes Studi as the bloodcurdlingly vengeful villain Magua, who vows to rip the heart out of an old adversary."
  • "And strings them nested onto strands of sinew from a tule deer"

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