Thesaurus / bluster
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
In spite of her tirade, he had a feeling that it didn't matter, that she must bluster in her tiny teacup if she wanted to do so.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Sayles tried to bluster, whereupon the lawyer advised him to seek an attorney of his own for consultation.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
I didn't want her to hear you bluster and threaten; and, besides, I wanted to tell you what I think of you.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
This might frighten an inexperienced man, but in reality it is mere bluster.
ETHICS IN SERVICEWILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
The smallest only needed to stand and face him to see that it was all bluster and fun.
IN NESTING TIMEOLIVE THORNE MILLER
There was no bluster nor braggadocia,—nothing but quiet contentment that the rebellion was crushed, and the war ended.
LAST DAYS OF THE REBELLIONALANSON M. RANDOL
He lost his self-command, and gave himself up to profanity and bluster, at which Mr. Cavendish laughed.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
Mr. Hill was rallying John upon his gravity, kindly and delicately, even in the midst of the natural noisy bluster of his manner.
THE LATE MISS HOLLINGFORDROSA MULHOLLAND
Music's melody vies with the drive and bluster of the wind, sobbing and sighing, whistling round corners and playing pranks.
SPIRIT AND MUSICH. ERNEST HUNT
The real weather gods are free from brag and bluster; but the sham gods fill the sky with portentous signs and omens.
A YEAR IN THE FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
WORDS RELATED TO BLUSTER
- be in the saddle
- boss around
- call the shots
- in the driver's seat
- keep under thumb
- kick around
- lead by the nose
- push the buttons
- rule the roost
- run the show
- run things
- throw weight around
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