Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


At last he ventured too near the walls, and was brained by a stone.

Children were torn from their mother's breast to be brained on the hearthstone.

I hated that keeper so't I could have brained him joyfully any minute.

You may be sure I was inside in a moment, and I brained the savage with the butt of a pistol.

"If knuckles could do it, I should have brained him, sir," said Robert.

I brained him on the spot, and had him buried at my own expense.

Had I known what they would do for me in the future I think I should have brained them there and then.

I made a grab at her cap, and I thought she'd have brained me.

He also took him from the crowd, and had him among his soldiers, and there he was brained.

Children were clubbed and brained by brutes for no other reason than that they were colored.