Definitions

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  • adj. Having no sinews.
  • adj. Lacking strength or vigour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no sinews; hence, having no strength or vigor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no sinews or muscles; lacking strength or vigor, as of sinews; not sinewy.

Etymologies

sinew +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In addition to being an airless and sinewless exercise in how not to manufacture suspense, delineate relationships or surprise an audience even once, Roommates shows the bottoming out of a trend that goes back to Fatal Attraction and Single White Female.

    A Roommate to avoid. In more ways than one

  • -- Yes, Stephen said uncertainly because he thought he felt a strange kind of flesh of a different man approach him, sinewless and wobbly and all that.

    Ulysses

  • All the processes of her mind were slow, sinewless.

    The Unclassed

  • It was piteous to see them wandering about with feeble and sinewless steps, and vacant eyes, staring timidly at the noisy people, and shrinking dismayed from the throngs of sympathizing questioners which gathered round them.

    The Duke of Stockbridge

  • Here is the reason why we have such a host of stillborn, sinewless, ricketty, powerless spiritual children.

    Godliness : being reports of a series of addresses delivered at James's Hall, London, W. during 1881

  • You thus convey to us more largely and expeditiously the stores of your understanding and imagination, than you ever could by sonnets or canzonets, or sinewless and sapless allegories.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems A Selection

  • And so it is with Deckchair Theatre's production of Grace, Robert Drewe's novel adapted for stage by Humphrey Bower, in which numerous subplots remain as unconnected as the sinewless bones of a skeleton in the sand.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • a strange kind of flesh of a different man approach him, sinewless and wobbly and all that.

    Ulysses

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