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  • She ruptured her left Achilles’ tendon.
  • Peony’s fingers twitched when Cinder hit a tendon, making her jump.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Plus, you need to get it looked at to see if you sliced a tendon or something.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Finally Jamie took me by the shoulder and massaged some feeling back into the arm, pressing the tendon at the back of the elbow, and digging his thumb into the hollow at the base of my wrist.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • It transpired that he had twisted a tendon out of place, and could never have gotten well without attention.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The tendon of his jaw was working, so I knew he was preparing a revelation.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The only one seem to pay her any tendon at all is Harpo and Squeak’s little girl, Suzie Q. She sit cross from Sofia and squinch up her eyes at her.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • At the house, Noah slipped his knife between tendon and bone of the hind legs; the pointed sticks held the legs apart, and the carcasses were hung from the two-by-four rafters that stuck out from the house.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The tendon’s attached to the scar tissue, and that’s still really sensitive.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It is sometimes the custom when fast to a whale more than commonly powerful and alert, to seek to hamstring him, as it were, by sundering or maiming his gigantic tail-tendon.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • His closed fist, held down and back, seemed to clutch invisible wires that stretched to every key spot of his lanky, fleshless body, under the ragged pants and shirt, to the long, swollen tendon of his bare arm, to the taut cords of his neck.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A tendon snapped; the archers arm went numb; he dropped on one knee, and his bow fell.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • He heard another crash, and a picture formed in his mind: mausoleum doors smashing open, the corpses of centuries-dead Shadowhunters staggering free, nothing more than skeletons held together by dried tendon, dragging themselves across the white floors of the Silent City with fleshless, bony fingers— Enough!
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • The tendon was cut, the operation over.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The Admiral tried to stretch, and a joint or tendon cracked audibly.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Or perhaps those weren’t bones but tendons? I poked one, it was resilient, so probably it was a tendon.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • 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
  • He goes to the bed and with one hand grabs the old Vegetable Blastic by the heel and lifts him straight up like Blastic don’t weigh more’n a few pounds; with the other hand the worker drives the hook through the tendon back of the heel, and the old guy’s hanging there upside down, his moldy face blown up big, scared, the eyes scummed with mute fear.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • A tendon running up the back of Seabiscuit’s left foreleg was strained.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Brummagem England was toppling already and her downfall would be Ireland, her Achilles heel, which he explained to them about the vulnerable point of Achilles, the Greek hero, a point his auditors at once seized as he completely gripped their attention by showing the tendon referred to on his boot.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It was nearly a two-hour commute, followed by a day of tendon-ripping labor, but he was willing—the money and the benefits were exceptional.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • I chose the spot that had been most exquisite for me: the shallow between the ankle bone and the tendon that rose up the back of the leg.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Little was left to be found except the skeleton, some random shreds of tissue and tendon, and the cruciform-still attached to the rib cage like some splendid cross packed in the sarcophagus of a long-dead pope.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Then she sat down beside Macomber again and looked away across the stream to where the lion lay, with uplifted, white-muscled, tendon-marked naked forearms, and white bloating belly, as the black men fleshed away the skin.
    Ernest Hemmingway  --  The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
  • More cartilage and tendon tissue were lost from the chronic inflammation.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Every muscle and tendon in my body was straining, and my stomach clenched real hard.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • I could squeeze it without him yelping, and I suspected he had pulled a tendon.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • They worked; so she had not sliced a tendon.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Only a few ropes of pale tendon still attached the head to the neck.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Every tendon is straining, stretched taut like the muscles of cows at the butcher shop that had died in fear.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • A tendon had been severed.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Above the knees, though, he’s scrawny, bruised skin stuck tight to his ribs and skull, arms all tendon and bone.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • His lungs bursting, every muscle and tendon in his legs stretched to the breaking point, St. Jacques reached his sister’s house.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • One struck the knee of one of the captives, and it burst apart in a gout of blood and bone that left the man’s lower leg dangling by a rope of dark red tendon.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The man kicked like a rabbit and broke Roran’s grip, but Roran grabbed his ankle again and squeezed it through the thin leather, digging his fingers into the tendon at the back of the heel until the man roared in pain.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • They aimed their blows to cripple, using the basic tenet of dwarven giant-fighting philosophy: the sharp edge of an axe cuts the tendon and muscles on the back of a knee, the flat head of a hammer crushes the kneecap in the front.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • But despite these measures, in just hours a creeping red wave extended down from the fingertip and into the tendon sheath in the palm.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Examine these limbs, red, black, or white, they are cunning in tendon and nerve, They shall be stript that you may see them.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Their livelihood gave them no choice but to keep walking, and slowly a fungus overran the foot, invaded bone, tendon, and muscle.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • His movements were smooth and flowing as he bent Anjali’s head toward her chest to check for neck stiffness, as he felt for lymph nodes, moved her limbs, and as he tapped her patellar tendon using his cocked finger in lieu of a reflex hammer.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Taking Agamemnon on the flank he hit his arm below the elbow: straight through skin and tendon passed the bright spearpoint.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I wince at the sliced a tendon comment and I catch her smirk at me again.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • There came the watermelon-carving sound of blades piercing flesh, of hooks being pulled free of tendon and bone.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I could see a flash of white, either sinew or tendon or a tooth fragment.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The tendon?
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • The operation, moreover, was performed as if by magic, and barely a few drops of blood appeared on the skin, as though to say that the rebellious tendon had at last given way beneath the efforts of art.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • "Does he really have a sore tendon?" asked one.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Stone’s dissection of the hand was so elegant (with just the tendon sheath exposed on the middle finger, while on the ring finger he carried it further to lay open the sheath and show the tendons of flexor sublimis like the wires of a suspension bridge, the profundus tendon coursing between them) that the anatomy professor preserved it to show the first-year students.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Stone’s dissection of the hand was so elegant (with just the tendon sheath exposed on the middle finger, while on the ring finger he carried it further to lay open the sheath and show the tendons of flexor sublimis like the wires of a suspension bridge, the profundus tendon coursing between them) that the anatomy professor preserved it to show the first-year students.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Now, as it was an equinus, it was necessary to cut the tendon of Achilles, and, if need were, the anterior tibial muscle could be seen to afterwards for getting rid of the varus; for the doctor did not dare to risk both operations at once; he was even trembling already for fear of injuring some important region that he did not know.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
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