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  • She tore a knee ligament and has to miss the rest of the season.
  • Dad made him quit after he tore a ligament, though.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • The bones in his arms had fractured and his ligaments had torn in half, but after his first dose, he’d refused to take the painkillers, hating the woozy way they made him feel.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Of sixty-seven wolf-killed caribou which I examined after the wolves were finished with them, few consisted of anything except bones, ligaments, hair and offal.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • There was nothing behind her now but steel ligaments and space.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Another, assaulted by someone wielding a machete atop the trains, arrived with the ligaments in his right hand severed.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by such slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity or ruin.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The bullet had hit him in the shoulder, severing tendons and ligaments, shattering bone.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Here, on this wild outskirt of the earth, I shall pitch my tent; for, elsewhere a wanderer, and isolated from human interests, I find here a woman, a man, a child, amongst whom and myself there exist the closest ligaments.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Accordingly, he trusted to the withes and ligaments with which he had bound his captives, and pursued his way directly toward the center of the lodges.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans

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  • Grant had finally put that one to rest, by demonstrating that many species of birds and reptiles underwent a postmortem contraction of posterior neck ligaments, which bent the head backward in a characteristic way.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • It was necessary to pull hard enough to tear ligaments in the deceased’s groin, and this Horace Whaley did.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • For the time being, Ned Land was content to chop these trunks into pieces, as if he were making firewood; later he would extract the flour by sifting it through cloth to separate it from its fibrous ligaments, let it dry out in the sun, and leave it to harden inside molds.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Old Charlie and his mule were both stringhalted, each having a tight ligament in the leg that made him limp.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • Every kind of finer tendon and ligament that is in the nature of poultry to possess is developed in these specimens in the singular form of guitar-strings.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • As a result, the vast majority of horses’ sleeping is done standing, which they can do thanks to ligaments that lock their leg joints in the extended position.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He submitted his arms and legs, freely if not cheerfully, to the ligaments of bark, which were bound around them by order of the chief, in a way to produce as little pain as possible.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • On Heaven’s Gate, I discovered what a mental stimulant physical labor could be; not mere physical labor, I should add, but absolutely spine-bending, lung-racking, gut-ripping, ligament-tearing, and ball-breaking physical labor.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • And the two of them, laying him east and west, that the mysterious earth-currents which thrill the clay of our bodies might help and not hinder, took him to pieces all one long afternoon—bone by bone, muscle by muscle, ligament by ligament, and lastly, nerve by nerve.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • It is the conductor which communicates to the inhabitants of regions beyond its limit, the shock of pride of birth and rank, which it has not within itself, but derives from a fountain-head beyond; or, like the ligament which unites the Siamese twins, it contains something of the life and essence of two distinct bodies, and yet belongs to neither.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The flesh cloven along the bones, the ligaments dried to tug and taut as wires.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • When he pushed down on the clutch, the ligaments moved under the smooth brown skin of his leg.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • He’d strained ligaments in his knee and was forced to sit out.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Every muscle, bone and ligament will hurt like they’ve been put through a meat grinder.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Your daughter likely tore a ligament in the beginning and doubtless kept hurting the same leg over and over.
    Dori Sanders  --  Clover
  • A blue-black collection of blood—a hematoma—stretched the broad ligament of the uterus, and it glowed in the light like the Host.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Interwoven as is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts, no recommendation of mine is necessary to fortify or confirm the attachment.
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • These cases are the more worthy of our attention, as the external causes by which the component parts were pressed together were much more numerous and powerful than in our case; and consequently less powerful ligaments within would be sufficient to bind the members to the head, and to each other.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The feel of gravity, too, was a surprising pleasure, as was the fact that he could extend his arm and bring it back, and that its strength was intact and served by the complicated apparatus of muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and bone compounded within his arm like a block and tackle used to raise a plinth.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The heavy and brisk blows that he struck were soon succeeded by the thundering report of the tree, as it came, first cracking and threatening with the separation of its own last ligaments, then threshing and tearing with its branches the tops of its surrounding brethren, and finally meeting the ground with a shock but little inferior to an earthquake.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Anatomy presented our researcher with human limbs skinned and prepared for study; it showed him both the surface and the deeper structure of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, those of the thigh, the foot, and especially the arm, the upper and lower arm; it taught him the Latin names that medicine—that adumbration of the humanist spirit—had nobly and chivalrously supplied to distinguish them; and it allowed him to penetrate to the skeleton, an illustration of which offered him new…
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He took the dead man’s head between his hands and with some effort—the ligaments of the neck were extremely rigid— twisted it to the left.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Their hands and shins were smashed and their knee ligaments ripped when horses twisted beneath them or banged into rails and walls.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Blood had filled the broad ligament on one side.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • HEMLATHA DISSECTED the broad ligaments, then clamped the uterine arteries, praying that she wouldn’t accidentally clamp the ureters and shut down the kidneys in that bloody mess.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Late in December, Seabiscuit overstepped in a workout and kicked himself in the left foreleg, dinging the suspensory ligament.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • His room smelled of turpentine, which Doc had prescribed as a liniment for the pulled ligament.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • They began mobilizing my liver, cutting away its ligaments and trusses.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Then Smith asked him to turn sharply left, a trick he had learned to test the suspensory ligaments.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • It could be as bad as a broken bone or a blown suspensory ligament.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • She touched at Hatter’s wound with a glowing rod to clean it and stop the bleeding, then slipped a U-shaped sleeve of interconnected NRG nodes and fusing cores over his shoulder, giving it time to repair his broken bone, torn ligaments, muscles, veins, and tendons.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The young men whose duty it was to guard the prisoner instantly passed their ligaments of bark across his arms, and led him from the lodge, amid a profound and ominous silence.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The injury was in the suspensory ligament.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Seabiscuit’s suspensory ligament was ruptured.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Though the injury to the rapped leg was not serious—the horse was not even lame—he had always worried about that left front suspensory ligament and wanted to be at his home base if trouble developed.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • And the two of them, laying him east and west, that the mysterious earth-currents which thrill the clay of our bodies might help and not hinder, took him to pieces all one long afternoon—bone by bone, muscle by muscle, ligament by ligament, and lastly, nerve by nerve.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Not only had Rafi understood, which surprised Alessandro, for Rafi was not partial to metaphysics, but he had responded immediately, telling Alessandro that the real beauty of forward motion was that, to achieve it, something else had to move either around or up and down-like wheels on a train or a cart, or the pistons and propellers of a flying machine, or the screw of a ship, or, in the case of a man walking, his bones, his ligaments, and his heart.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
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