But I personally started to feel disrespected, that that caused me—because of my heart, my sinew—to overreact.
The butcher sawed excruciatingly slowly through bone and sinew.
It had been sinew versus weight, and after a tough struggle sinew had prevailed.
Small as the old man was, he was all sinew and muscle; his clutch was like that of a vice.
It may be something as natural as a sinew; but if it robs a man of spiritual blessing God will touch it.
The merchants, mechanics, and farmers, who constitute the bone and sinew of India.
"He was—he is—the very bone and sinew of this rebellion," said the Khan.
Excitement is the backbone and muscle and sinew of our beings.
His teeth bared as he threw his body into the bow with a short, savage jab of the left arm as he loosed the sinew cord.
Then they threaded the sinew through the holes in an “over-and-over seam.”
Old English seonowe, oblique form of nominative sionu "sinew," from Proto-Germanic *senawo (cf. Old Saxon sinewa, Old Norse sina, Old Frisian sine, Middle Dutch senuwe, Dutch zenuw, Old High German senawa, German Sehne), from PIE root *sai- "to tie, bind" (cf. Sanskrit snavah "sinew," Avestan snavar, Irish sin "chain").
sinew sin·ew (sĭn'yōō)
Vigorous strength; muscular power.