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synonyms for bare bones

  • basic
  • basic facts
  • core
  • essential elements
  • frame
  • no-frills
  • skeleton
  • undercarriage
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How to use bare bones in a sentence

Eggs and nestlings were found lying on the bare soil at the inner ends of the burrows; no nesting material was found.
SUMMER BIRDS FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULAERWIN E. KLAAS
Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
She thrust a bare, white arm from the curtain which shielded her open door, and received the cup from his hands.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
From Canada on the north, to Texas on the south, the hot winds had laid the land seemingly bare.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Her little neck and arms were bare, and her hair, artificially crimped, stood out like fluffy black plumes over her head.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
He was between the wheels when we stopped, and I planted a crutch on one of his bare feet and embraced him.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
They crossed the bridge and rode up the gently rising, bare, and rugged ground towards Condillac.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
In like manner the mouth, from being a bare symbolic indication, gradually takes on form and likeness.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He was determined to have it, if only because no greater insult can be inflicted on a Mohammedan than to bare his head.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The Spanish authorities had just time before this measure was taken to report the bare facts to Madrid by cable.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO BARE BONES

  • ABC's
  • bare bones
  • brass tacks
  • elements
  • essentials
  • first steps
  • foundation
  • nitty-gritty
  • nuts and bolts
  • principles
  • rudiments
  • the three R's
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.