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01. The bullet passed through the [flesh] of his leg without seriously injuring him.
02. The first explorers described the native people of the islands as savages who ate human [flesh].
03. Birds use their hooked beaks to cut through the [flesh] of their prey.
04. The [flesh] of the Yukon potato is yellow in color.
05. My sister refuses to eat the [flesh] of any animals.
06. New technology is being developed which allows researchers to see cancer tumors through [flesh].
07. The knife struck him in the [flesh] of his forearm when he raised his hand to protect himself.
08. The ants were able to eat all the [flesh] off the dead cow in a matter of hours.
09. The bullet struck the soldier in the [fleshy] part of his leg.
10. It is difficult to find the right color to use when trying to paint human [flesh] because people come in so many different colors.
11. As the soldiers neared the village destroyed by the rebels, they were sickened by the smell of burning [flesh].
12. The monster rose from the mud and went out in search of human [flesh] to eat.
13. Compared with other statues of the Late Classical style, the Aphrodite of Knidos has slightly [fleshier] proportions and a heavier, fuller face.
14. The [flesh] of a red banana is more yellow looking than regular bananas.
15. In ancient China and India, the [flesh] of mice was considered to be a particularly delicious dish.
16. A Chinese proverb warns that the [flesh] of the weak is eaten by the strong.
17. Victor Hugo wrote that the [flesh] is the surface of the unknown.
18. In the Bible, Jesus said to Peter, "...the spirit indeed is willing, but the [flesh] is weak."
19. Hermann Hesse noted that in each individual the spirit is made [flesh].
20. Sarah Boyle once stated that service is love in action, love 'made [flesh].'
21. The warmth of her [flesh] next to mine filled me with desire.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of animal bodies) / , / , (of fruit) / (as opposed to spirit), , (as opposed to the spiritual) / , , / , , / , ,


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  • Flesh — (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc; akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fl[ a]sk.] 1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flesh — [flesh] n. [ME < OE flæsc, akin to Ger fleisch < ? IE base * plēk , to tear off > FLAY] 1. a) the soft substance of the body (of a person or animal) between the skin and the bones; esp., the muscular tissue b) the surface or skin of the… …   English World dictionary

  • FLESH — (Heb. בָּשָׂר, basar), a word used both in the Bible and Talmud for mortal man and for the flesh of animals (for the latter aspect, see meat ). Eve is called by Adam bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh (Gen. 2:23), i.e., my close relative (cf …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • flesh — ► NOUN 1) the soft substance in the body consisting of muscle tissue and fat. 2) the edible pulpy part of a fruit or vegetable. 3) the surface of the human body with reference to its appearance or sensory properties. 4) (the flesh) the… …   English terms dictionary

  • flesh´i|ly — flesh|y «FLEHSH ee», adjective, flesh|i|er, flesh|i|est. 1. having much flesh; fat; plump. SYNONYM(S): corpulent, stout …   Useful english dictionary

  • flesh|y — «FLEHSH ee», adjective, flesh|i|er, flesh|i|est. 1. having much flesh; fat; plump. SYNONYM(S): corpulent, stout …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flesh — Flesh, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fleshed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fleshing}.] 1. To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion; to initiate; from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flesh — is the soft part of the body of a person or animal which is between the skin and the bones. In ordinary speech, it typically contrasts with bone, as in the merism flesh and bone . It mainly refers to skeletal muscle and associated fat, though it… …   Wikipedia

  • flesh — [n1] body tissue, skin beef, brawn, cells, corpuscles, fat, fatness, flesh and blood, food, meat, muscle, plasm, plasma, protoplasm, sinews, thews, weight; concept 392 flesh [n2] humankind animality, carnality, homo sapiens, humanity, human… …   New thesaurus

  • flesh|ly — «FLEHSH lee», adjective, li|er, li|est. 1. of the flesh; bodily; corporeal. 2. Figurative. of man s physical nature; sensual: »pretty lyrics of fleshly love (Joseph Slater) …   Useful english dictionary

  • flesh|er — «FLEHSH uhr», noun. 1. a person who fleshes hides. 2. a knifelike tool used for fleshing. 3. Scottish. a butcher …   Useful english dictionary