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Noun
Plural for the row of bony segments that surround and protect the spinal cord
“The function of the vertebrate backbone relies on an array of tissues, with variable composition and structure integrated into a multitude of configurations.”
Noun
Plural for bravery or courage in the face of danger or hardship
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“I suppose I was hoping for some respite, an opportunity to resolve my grief and develop some backbone to return home to Australia and face the music.”
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Plural for resoluteness or strength of character
“True, they have not that softness of speech which is said to be possessed by Londoners, but they have plenty of grit and backbone in their characters.”
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Plural for the chief support of a system or organization
“Therefore, the backbone of the squad remains the same, which will probably not be enough to improve on last season's third place.”
Noun
Plural for the quality of having a firm determination to do something
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Plural for the core or basis for something
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Plural for violent or hostile behavior
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Plural for the fundamental principles on which something is based
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Plural for a foundation or starting point for further work
Noun
Plural for utter audacity, effrontery or impudence
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