Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to a sinew or sinews; strong.

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Usage examples "sinewy":

  1. I could stand being licked by another man, but the idea of facing one of those sinewy young- lady champions whose stalwart face looks out at you from the sporting page is repellent to me. - "Cobb's Bill-of-Fare", Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb.
  2. There was a heave of brawny shoulders, a straining of sinewy limbs, and the line of bodies swayed backwards as one, when a voice rose: All together! - "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.
  3. A dark little man by the name of Douglas and a sinewy giant by the name of Lincoln were thrilling the West. - "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come", John Fox.