Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of shoulder.
  • n. The two shoulders and the upper portion of the back.
  • n. Capacity for bearing a task or blame.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shoulder.

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Examples

  • Across the shoulders is a drape, so that from the back view one can see a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mexico's Patron Saint.

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  • I think all this physical pain in my hip and up my back and on my shoulders is a physical manifestation of my current disarray, and I'm glad my body finally forced me into tuning up my diet and getting more exercise, both physical and psychic.

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  • On the shoulders is a zouave of various colours, usually black, with scarlet or yellow braid.

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  • His black T-shirt fell loosely from thin shoulders and then went taut at his plump belly.

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  • Everying above her shoulders is lacking in visual interest.

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  • Peter's warning that, high or low, they were bound to get it if it came to them, every man on board, including Peter, crouched, with chest contracted by drawn-in shoulders, in an instinctive and purely unconscious effort to lessen the area of body he presented as a target or receptacle for flying fragments of steel.

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  • The city of broad shoulders is home to a huge garden, with 24 display gardens and native habitats spread over 385 acres.

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  • At least I had the wit to do the row joining the shoulders from the front, on both sides, so both sets of dots are on the back.

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  • On one hand, I ached to think of the emotional burden that Jonathan's culture placed on the thin shoulders of its children.

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