Origin of spineless
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4. weak, irresolute, indecisive.
4. strong, resolute.
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Examples from the Web for spineless
His spineless duplicity confirms that the good guy is actually pretty much a louse.Bravo’s ‘Online Dating Rituals’ Reveals American Males Are Creepy and Want Sex
March 10, 2014
He then offered the spineless excuse that, “A public figure cannot control what people say in open meetings.”The Right’s Dangerous Rhetoric: Obama as an ‘Enemy Combatant’
February 10, 2014
But no spineless relativism is necessary to recognize that, for most human beings, realness comes in various flavors.Atheist Philosopher Peter Boghossian’s Guide to Converting Believers
November 2, 2013
“Spineless” is a charge Romney critics have leveled at the presidential candidate.A Glimmer of Daylight
August 6, 2012
Taking it on now is strictly Obama's sop to liberals appalled by his spineless obsession with managing public perceptions.Obama's Desperate Gay Pander
February 2, 2010
He was one of the kind that you naturally would, being sort of meek and spineless.Torchy and Vee
"Idealistic, in a way, but spineless and corrupt," Garlock announced to all.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
Of these the two which I have seen most of are the Hathaway and the Spineless.
The four meridian planes are in Actinastrum the same as in the Icosacantha, crossed in the spineless axis at angles of 45.
Since 'Lish is so spineless at his job, I may's well tell you what we come for.Shifting Sands
Sara Ware Bassett
- lacking a backbone; invertebrate
- having no spiny processesspineless stems
- lacking strength of character, resolution, or courage
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Word Origin and History for spineless
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