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  1. shoulders(Noun)

    (anatomy) The two shoulders and the upper portion of the back.

  2. shoulders(Noun)

    Capacity for bearing a task or blame.

    "The responsibility for the job was placed on his shoulders."

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  1. Shoulders

    Shoulders was a highly popular alternative rock band in Austin, Texas in the 1990s; occasionally they still give performances. Shoulders toured nationally and throughout Europe, and they were especially well known in France and other European countries. Their material, written almost entirely by lead singer Michael Slattery and guitarist Todd Kassens, has been called "drunken carnival music," but it was wide ranging, from hard rock to gentle ballads, from sea shanties to French cabaret music to Irish drinking songs. Slattery, an electrifying performer, is probably one of the greatest American rock poets; his songs tell stories, and they read wonderfully even without the music. They are simultaneously very dark and wildly joyous. He is also an accomplished writer of fiction, poetry, and drama. Shoulders' lineup included Slattery, who sang and played everything from a huge parade drum which he also used as a trampoline to the "harmonica, out-of-tune cornet, hideous trombone, bent tin whistle," and "free-hanging river pipe"; Kassens on the guitars; Alan Gene Williams on the drums; and Chris Black on bass, piano, and organ. They were frequently accompanied by the well-known Austin cellist John Hagen, who plays in Lyle Lovett's large band. Shoulders' first album, Trashman Shoes, rose to the top of the rock charts in France. Their second was The Fun Never Stops, which did well in Europe but never attained the success of "Trashman Shoes".

Editors Contribution

  1. shoulders

    A body element connected to a limb.

    The shoulders are connected to the arms.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 5, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shoulders' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2389

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shoulders' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4290

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoulders in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoulders in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of shoulders in a Sentence

  1. Heriberto Hernandez:

    It's a 20 percent (tariff) on legs and shoulders, fresh and frozen ... with bones and without bones.

  2. Coleman Young:

    We have worked, we have sweat, we have bled, we have fought and now we are here, we are standing on the shoulders of our ancestors, of our grandparents, our parents … as we take this city back for the people.

  3. Joe Biden:

    In my career, Ive always tried to make a human connection. That is my responsibility, I think, i shake hands, I hug people. I grab men and women by the shoulders and say, You can do this. Now its about taking selfies together. You know, social norms have begun to change. They have shifted, and the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset, and I get it. I get it. I hear what they are saying. I understand it. And I will be much more mindful. That is my responsibility. It is my responsibility and I will meet it.

  4. Serena Williams:

    Honestly, if we were just honest with ourselves, it's all on my shoulders. I lost that match. So it is what it is, like I said, it's not about the tournament, it's just like I can't play like that. Like, I literally can't do that again. That's unprofessional. It's not cool.

  5. Stephen Latham:

    We are stepping out and getting people of color into offices and being the first, he's broken the barrier, i think it will make room for people to stand on his shoulders.

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