straight-backed : Definition, Usages, News and More
- s having a straight back
a straight-backed wooden chair
a slim straight-backed dancer
- r in a straight-backed manner
- The highest born of all major American writers, she usually emerges from the memoirs looking like a bejeweled dowager in a Peter Arno cartoonstiff-necked, straight-backed and .
- Specially made, musical saws are flat-ground, straight-backed, smooth so the notes will run through the whole blade.
- Tusumba, 45, is a straight-backed, teetotaling former deputy governor of Kasai province who never quite fit in politics.
News & Articles
- Royal baby: Names can define an era
Elizabeth I offered her name to the golden era in which Britannia ruled the waves and the Elizabethans consolidated a renaissance of national prosperity. Victoria's reign was defined by rapid industrialization with straight-backed Victorian morality. Her son, Edward VII, lent his name to the champagne and cigar period before World War I in which the rigid class system came under attack.
July 23, 2013 - The Oregonian
- Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
In his memoir, Obama writes that his grandmother's family "generally shunned the tent revival circuit, preferring a straight-backed form of Methodism that valued reason over passion and temperance over both."