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synonyms for brandish

  • flash
  • trot out
  • wield
  • display
  • disport
  • exhibit
  • expose
  • gesture
  • parade
  • raise
  • shake
  • show
  • sport
  • swing
  • threaten
  • warn
  • come on strong
  • show off
  • throw weight around
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antonyms for brandish

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  • abandon
  • conceal
  • cover
  • guard
  • hide
  • protect
  • save
  • not show
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How to use brandish in a sentence

An ambitious stripling has only to brandish his sword and shout a few magniloquent words to induce them to rush to certain death.
MY RELIGIONLEO TOLSTOY
Suddenly he was startled by seeing his mother snatch a stump of a fire-shovel from the hearth and brandish it over his head.
ALL HE KNEWJOHN HABBERTON
Who are we, the Wolves, to brandish empty firearms, to shrink from letting a little blood!
MR. GREX OF MONTE CARLOE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
They brandish their torches and swiftly spin on one leg, and snap their fingers to chase away the aggressive spirits.
FROM THE CAVES AND JUNGLES OF HINDOSTANHELENA PRETROVNA BLAVATSKY
Thou didst also worship the bountiful immortals, and wast the first to brandish the veresma and to sing the Gathas.
THE WORLDS GREATEST BOOKS, VOLUME XIII.VARIOUS
In ancient times, the statues of Minerva could brandish spears, and those of Venus could weep.
HISTORY OF THE INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPE, VOLUME I (OF 2)JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER
No, he could not brandish it, he could not so much as even lift it.
TALES FROM THE FJELDP. CHR. ASBJRNSEN
When he began to dance and to brandish the silver sword, everybody applauded.
FOLK-TALES OF THE KHASISK. U. RAFY
He could not yell and brandish his fists at them as the trapper by the fire might have done to win a few extra minutes.
UNDER ARCTIC ICEH.G. WINTER
Skeat thinks the original dance may have been a sword dance, and with this he connects the word Brandish.
SHAKESPEARE AND MUSICEDWARD W. NAYLOR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BRANDISH

  • brandish
  • entice
  • flaunt
  • flourish
  • lure
  • tantalize
  • trail
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