spinelessness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spinelessness the quality of lacking a strong character; an irresolute disposition
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Usage

In literature:

Of what avail, to sink spineless to the floor?
"Thuvia, Maid of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Jane Clayton was of sterner stuff than that which bends in spineless terror before danger.
"Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Even now I'm so spineless that I wonder how I get away with it.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
You are spineless, flaccid things.
"The Iron Heel" by Jack London
It was plain to me that the pair of them, spineless and spunkless, were afraid of the men they were supposed to boss.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
You also showed me that you weren't a spineless 'yes man.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
You haven't any mind, you spineless, crawling worm!
"When God Laughs and Other Stories" by Jack London
Our policy of spineless supineness is now reaping its inevitable reward.
"My Discovery of England" by Stephen Leacock
Be frank, please; have you not been fighting only spineless, opium-fed animals?
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
This is a spineless species, and bears a profusion of yellow flowers from July onwards.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
I'm a spineless jellyfish, a weathercock that whirls to every emotional breeze.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Sometimes the joints are wholly spineless.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
Since the Civil War we have grown rich and fat, flaccid and spineless.
"Keeping Fit All the Way" by Walter Camp
Truedale came to the conclusion that fatalism was no weak and spineless philosophy, but one for the making of strong souls.
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
We must have a God with a little human spite in Him or He seems to be spineless.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
Willed attention, rather than spineless feeling distractibility, might have saved him.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
By this no one should infer that they are weak or spineless.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
But she's a horrible example of industry, spineless as she now appears.
"The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland
These men were spineless.
"The Frightened Planet" by Sidney Austen
The manager himself was one of those round, flabby men, suggestive of a fat, spineless worm.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
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In news:

Spineless Republicans confirm appeasement advocate.
Full Kee , 509 H St. Like Prince Joffrey in Game of Thrones, jellyfish is brainless, formless, and spineless.
It is that moviegoer who is too spineless to ask the asshole three seats down to quit chatting away on the cell phone.
Howard Stern calls Jay Leno a 'spineless maggot ': Nastiest celeb feud.
NBC Threatens Howard Stern for Calling Jay Leno a 'Spineless Maggot '.
Torqued: Spineless Legislators Set Wrong Priorities.
' Spineless amoeba' describes Obama foreign policy.
The vital tasks carried out by tiny "engineers" like earthworms that recycle waste and bees that pollinate crops are under threat because one fifth of the world's spineless creatures may be at risk of extinction, a study showed on Friday.
Howard Stern calls Jay Leno a ' spineless maggot': Nastiest celeb feud.
Spineless officials ignore Obama fraud.
Mayor Jones is a spineless coward.
A lame and spineless duck.
Torqued : Spineless Legislators Set Wrong Priorities.
'Spineless amoeba ' describes Obama foreign policy.
Full Kee, 509 H St. Like Prince Joffrey in Game of Thrones, jellyfish is brainless, formless, and spineless.
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In science:

GHC compiles Haskell code first to a polymorphic, explicitly typed lambda-calculus called Core [14, 16], then to the Spineless Tagless G-machine (STG) .
dup -- Explicit un-sharing in Haskell
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