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Quotes of backbone

  1. Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities. – Tom Allen
  2. A drummer is usually like the backbone – Brody Armstrong
  3. The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone. – William J. H. Boetcker
  4. My parents are my backbone Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40. – Kobe Bryant
  5. How is the base sequence, divided into codons? There is nothing in the backbone of the nucleic acid, which is perfectly regular, to show us how to group the bases into codons. – Francis Crick
  6. Farms and ranches contend with much more than quarterly reports and profit margins- the weather can wreak havoc on their quality of life and economic viability. When natural disasters strike, we must do all we can to assist the backbone of our economy. – Ruben Hinojosa
  7. Small businesses provide 75 percent of new U. S. jobs and are the backbone of our economy, and no outdated ban should be keeping small business owners from collecting the same interest their money could earn if it were held by an individual. – Sue Kelly
  8. A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone – Robert Kiyosaki
  9. The highly motivated young people who comprise the backbone of our military force truly are taking their place as one of America's greatest generations. – Trent Lott
  10. By increasing the use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio -diesel, and providing the Department of Energy with a budget to create more energy efficiency options, agriculture can be the backbone of our energy supply as well. – John Salazar
  11. I have always said there is only one thing that can bring our nation down- our dependence on foreign countries for food and energy. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy. – John Salazar
  12. We've got to help small businesses because they are the backbone of our economy. We've got to increase opportunities for everyone and we can do that by helping women and minority -owned businesses. – Rob Simmons
  13. But I think we are seeing a resurgence of the graphic ghost story like The Others, Devil's Backbone and The Sixth Sense. It is a return to more gothic atmospheric ghost storytelling. – Guillermo del Toro

Usage examples for backbone

  1. I am English to the backbone – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. They had a horse's mane upon their backbone and much hair from the knees downward. – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  3. After traveling the backbone of the mountain for some distance we came to a dimly marked trail, leading to the left. – Out of Doors--California and Oregon by J. A. Graves
  4. Take up on a broad, hot dish, and in serving cut along the ribs, so as to let each portion include the whole length of them, as well as part of the backbone – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  5. There was always plenty of work to be had at the brush- back factory for any man who had the sense and backbone to keep at it. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  6. He was true to his own faith, to the backbone but he entertained no prejudice against a good looking Protestant youth when a fortunate marriage was in question. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  7. Let him come, and we'll show him what real American blood and backbone can do. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  8. And right then he heard something that put an end to all his fine thoughts about his own smartness, and sent little cold shivers up and down his backbone – The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum by Thornton W. Burgess
  9. No backbone in Downing Street. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  10. A quarter of an inch nearer would have split the fellow's backbone – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  11. You're all sunk together, as if your backbone couldn't hold you up. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  12. Nothing makes a nicer tourte in this way than large soles, taking off the flesh from the backbone without the side fins. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  13. She spoke firmly, but she said to herself: " There is no backbone to this firmness, and I am a fraud." – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  14. " Whativer else Jim's got or not got," she said, " he's got a backbone of his own, so he has. – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  15. He travelled down the backbone of England, preaching peace where war had reigned, promising great things in the name of the new Government. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. One of them struck just behind the Mugger's neck, a hand's breadth to the left of the backbone while the other burst a little lower down, at the beginning of the tail. – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  17. Yet behind it all there were those title- deeds, with which Sinclair had never parted, and which now formed the backbone of this present suit. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  18. And some of us- oh, just because we haven't the sand and backbone I guess! – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  19. It made chills run up and down his backbone – The Romantic Analogue by W.W. Skupeldyckle
  20. Work on the Survey needs backbone – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler