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Definition of Backbone

Backbone

  1. The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column.
  2. Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone.
  3. Firmness; moral principle; steadfastness.

Backbone Quotations

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

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
Reba McEntire

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

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

The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can't so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care?
Terry Pratchett
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Backbone Translations

backbone in Hungarian is gerinc
backbone in Spanish is espinazo
backbone in Swedish is ryggrad

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