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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

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

The backbone of any improvement of governance, its development as well as its protection from any form of wastage or excessiveness, is a mechanism to place laws under the microscope of revision and modernization until they resonate in tune with the methodological development and new administrative technologies.
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

I'm a big fan of small business ownership. I think it's the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.
Bill Rancic

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

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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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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