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Definition of Shoulder

  • The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the body or with the shoulder girdle; the projection formed by the bones and muscles about that joint.
  • The flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder joint; the upper part of the back; that part of the human frame on which it is most easy to carry a heavy burden; -- often used in the plural.
  • Fig.: That which supports or sustains; support.
  • That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projection from the body of a thing.
  • The upper joint of the fore leg and adjacent parts of an animal, dressed for market; as, a shoulder of mutton.
  • The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank. See Illust. of Bastion.
  • An abrupt projection which forms an abutment on an object, or limits motion, etc., as the projection around a tenon at the end of a piece of timber, the part of the top of a type which projects beyond the base of the raised character, etc.
  • To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle.
  • To take upon the shoulder or shoulders; as, to shoulder a basket; hence, to assume the burden or responsibility of; as, to shoulder blame; to shoulder a debt.
  • To push with the shoulder; to make one's way, as through a crowd, by using the shoulders; to move swaying the shoulders from side to side.
  • a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
  • the part of a garment that covers or fits over the shoulder
  • the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  • a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
  • a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg
  • push with the shoulders
  • carry a burden, either real or metaphoric
  • lift onto one's shoulders

How to use shoulder in a sentence. Shoulder pronunciation.

He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.
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He could shrug his shoulders and play with his beads, and urbanely explain his own helplessness and ineligibility when his influence was summoned, or it was sought to entangle him in warring interests.
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Sitting at table, Nahoum alone of all present had caught David's arrested look, and, glancing up, had seen the girl's face at the panel of mooshrabieh, and had seen also over her shoulder the face of his brother, Foorgat Bey.
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Whose the dark face peering scornfully over her shoulder?
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She had laid her hand upon his shoulder with an agonised impulse.
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He was conscious of this as the panel clicked behind him, and the folds of the red velvet caught his shoulder in falling.
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We strapped a couple of blankets on our shoulders and took an axe apiece and started-for we intended to take up a wood ranch or so ourselves and become wealthy.
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She was standing at the very edge of a precipice, that rose high and sheer above the abyss-a strange and fearful sight; her long golden hair had got tangled, and waved over her bosom and shoulders, half plaited, half undone.
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She closed her eyes, felt vaguely and in vain in the air for some holdfast, her head fell powerless on one side, and before her cheek sank upon her shoulder she uttered one feeble cry of distress, for she felt as if all her limbs were dropping from her body, as leaves in autumn fall from the boughs, and she fell back unconscious on the stony couch which Paulus had constructed for her.
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He seizes the fat hypocrite by the shoulder, lifts him from the floor, and hurls his carcass through a glass door.
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We cannot answer him with a shrug of the shoulders or a sceptical smile.
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Here bigotry, hypocritical humility, sighs and sugary, sanctimonious, unmeaning phrases; there the same odious grimaces, although its method and means are of another kind-swaggering manners, bold and scornful looks-'God help the man who dares to insult me!'-padded shoulders, cock-a-hoop defiance.
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In 1882 she had many hemorrhages, and gradually grew worse, so that she could not use her left arm or shoulder without producing hemorrhage.
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She felt the burden loosen and fall from her shoulders, so sensibly, that involuntarily, she turned and looked for it on the floor.
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She remained in this state of intercession for more than an hour, when she was aroused by her daughter, who with her hand on the mother's shoulder was joyfully exclaiming, "_Mother, dear mother, wake up!
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His neck was bare and white, and he wore no whiskers and very little beard; a collar of magnificent lace fell over his shoulders; and a black velvet cap ornamented with white plumes, which was the most elegant in the assembly, completed this costume.
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They looked at her without daring to speak, as Josephine appeared, completely veiled, one hand resting on the shoulder of one of her ladies, and the other holding a handkerchief to her eyes.
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I must confess that at this last impertinence I trembled for the shoulders of this imprudent person, and watched the Emperor's movements anxiously.
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These facts prove conclusively the falsity of the statement that the milliner Leroy was excluded from the palace for taking the liberty of saying to her Majesty that she had beautiful shoulders.
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Ada's money, united with a small capital in her husband's possession, went to purchase a share in the business of Messrs. Ducker, Blunt & Co., manufacturers of disinfectants; Arthur Peachey, previously a clerk to the firm, became a junior partner, with the result that most of the hard work was thrown upon his shoulders.
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Examples of Shoulder

Example #1
Demonstration was discouraged, if not forbidden, among the Quakers, and if, to others, it gave a cold and austere manner, in David it tempered to a warm stillness the powerful impulses in him, the rivers of feeling which sometimes roared through his veins.
Example #2
Only Nahoum Pasha had noticed his arrested look, so motionless did he sit; and now, without replying, he bowed gravely and deferentially to Kaid, who rose from the table.
Example #3
Mahomet was a prophet and Christ was a prophet.
Example #4
He had had his great fight for place and power, alien as he was in religion, though he had lived in Egypt since a child.
Example #5
He had been even more astonished than David, and far more disturbed.
Example #6
He was called Foorgat Bey.