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  • n  a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
  • n  possessing muscular strength

  • Winehouse sings with as much power and sinew as the soul divas she fetishizes, and whether by accident or imitation, she's got their troubles, too; man trouble, booze trouble .
  • The plan's prime point was that Germany should pay first of all with the bone sinew of German industrymachines, stocks, tools, practically everything except factory buildings.
  • And these superb actors three veteran colleagues, one (Dufvenius) a newcomer in the great tradition of Bergman ingenues give the characters sinew and subtlety.
News & Articles

  • Nadal outlasts Djokovic in epic French Open semi
    Rafa Nadal displayed the athleticism and self-belief that earned him seven French Open titles to tame Novak Djokovic 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-7(3) 9-7 in a pulsating 4-1/2 hour Roland Garros semi-final on Friday. In a match of high drama featuring a point penalty, a near tumble over the net, trick-shot mishaps, warnings for time wasting and angry outbursts, it was the sinew-stretching rallies that made the ...
    June 9, 2013 - MSNBC
  • Tennis-Unstoppable Nadal edges Djokovic to reach eighth Paris final
    PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal displayed the athleticism and self-belief that earned him seven French Open titles to tame world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-7(3) 9-7 in a pulsating 4-1/2 hour Roland Garros semi-final on Friday. In a match of high-drama featuring a point penalty, a near tumble over the net and trick-shot mishaps, it was the sinew-stretching rallies that made the ...
    June 7, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Unstoppable Nadal edges Djokovic to reach eighth French Open final
    PARIS - Rafa Nadal displayed the athleticism and self-belief that earned him seven French Open titles to tame world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-7(3) 9-7 in a pulsating 4-1/2 hour Roland Garros semi-final on Friday. In a match of high-drama featuring a point penalty, a near tumble over the net and trick-shot mishaps, it was the sinew-stretching rallies that made the difference as ...
    June 7, 2013 - Sentinel & Enterprise
Quotes

  • Tony Blair in San Francisco Chronicle
    As these matters are of such national interest and public concern, I have asked the First Minister to strain every sinew on behalf of the Scottish people by allowing his own Council of Economic Advisers to speak in public about how they believe... Iain Gray http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_Gray&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFZd-NIvfd526Uf3Zfwz9NZHWgZfg Times Online http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article4842968.ece&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEqviThOFGJUh1q6KypfDAZQ2pILw Sep 28, 2008 90262 120157 sinew Unless we reappraise our strategy, unless we revitalize the broader global agenda on poverty, climate change, trade, and, in respect of the Middle East, bend every sinew of our will to making peace between Israel and Palestine, we will not...
  • Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney Morning Herald
    Every aspect, every sinew of government policy must be directed to ensure that employment remains high,Mr Turnbull told reporters. "It must be focused on jobs, jobs, jobs. We saw yesterday Labor's terrible trifecta of high unemployment,...

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