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Definition of "sinews" [sinews]

  • Plural form of sinew. (noun)

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Use "sinews" in a sentence
  • "That the rebel States, as a military question, must be deprived of the 'sinews of war,' which, with them, are the _sinews of slaves_, is quite certain."
  • "Still, an accumulating body of research suggests that the stiffening of America’s socioeconomic sinews is more advanced than the culture, even now, seems willing to admit; worse than the scholars who monitor it had hitherto understood; and — how shaming is this? — worse than in many older, wearier countries."
  • "Transvaal mint coining the sinews of war at the expense of its victims, but the plundered gold after all not equalling commercial paper values."
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