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synonyms for at swords' points

  • at odds
  • at war
  • hostile
  • in an uproar
  • in the midst of battle
  • prepared for war
  • provoked
  • wrought up
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How to use at swords' points in a sentence

Let us look over these points again, and make the matter still clearer and more simple.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
How great glory did he gain when he lifted up his hands, and stretched out swords against the cities?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
After a long talk during which we fixed up a good many moot points, went on to see General d'Amade.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
They vary greatly in size, being sometimes so small as to seem mere points of light with medium-power objectives.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The word now merely indicates or points out the mountains so called.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
From some points, hundreds of acres of the Swedish and French may be seen, and they are rarely or never out of view.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Thus much we dare venture to say, because on these points we, with all men, are in a position to form a judgment for ourselves.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Moscow burnt by the Tartars, who had surrounded the city, and set it on fire at all points.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO AT SWORDS' POINTS

  • at odds
  • at swords' points
  • at war
  • hostile
  • in an uproar
  • in the midst of battle
  • prepared for war
  • provoked
  • wrought up
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.