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Harriett saw his stoop, and the taut, braced power of his back as he lifted.

The weeks passed, and I braced myself for the coming ordeal.

Bart braced his feet apart and stood ready to grab the beast.

He braced himself for the attack, ready to go down fighting.

I could sleep standing up, I believe, if only you braced me on the sides.

At an order from him, we braced our poles against the tiles to put out into the stream.

It braced me, and the time was coming when all the bracing I could get would not be too much.

There was a snap and tang in the breeze which braced one like a tonic.

However, something must be done, or said, and I braced myself to say it.

I was sitting over a powder mine and I braced myself for the explosion.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "piece of armor for the arms," also "thong, strap for fastening," from Old French brace, braz "arms," also "length measured by two arms" (12c., Modern French bras "arm, power;" brasse "fathom, armful, breaststroke"), from Latin bracchia, plural of bracchium "an arm, a forearm," from Greek brakhion "an arm" (see brachio-). Applied to various devices for fastening and tightening on notion of clasping arms. Of dogs, "a couple, a pair" from c.1400.

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