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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRANDISH

I began to shout and to brandish my arms in a terrible manner.

Why brandish in that hand of thine a javelin of pointed steel?

What is your stick good for that you brandish it so proudly?

This the ape at once laid hold of, and began to brandish like a hammer.

Fricker had his lesson to give and his scourge to brandish too.

No, he could not brandish it, he could not so much as even lift it.

When he began to dance and to brandish the silver sword, everybody applauded.

They brandish their sticks, run and yell, dart to and fro, like young Indians.

They draw their swords, brandish their shields and rush into the battle.

When the princess heard that, she said she wished him to try if he could brandish the great rusty sword that hung behind the door.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French brandiss-, present participle stem of brandir "to flourish (a sword)" (12c.), from brant "blade of a sword, prow of a ship," of Frankish origin (see brand (n.)). Related: Brandished; brandishing.

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