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synonyms for brandishing

  • 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 brandishing

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

She looked, and beheld Aubrey brandishing a great flaming paper—he dropped it at the exclamation—it fell burning on the carpet.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
The driver was leaning over the wall, brandishing his whip, his face empurpled, roaring like a bull.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
A minute later he burst from the room, brandishing a dripping dagger, and leaving Tettu Agha dead on his own dais.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
There he took his crimson dress about him, and the heads were put upon their shafts, and he stood brandishing them.
ANCIENT IRISH POETRYVARIOUS
Yelling and brandishing swords and flares, they rushed the barricade.
HUNTERS OUT OF SPACEJOSEPH EVERIDGE KELLEAM
Briggs laughed wildly, and, brandishing the Penang-lawyer, advanced out upon the dim-lit planking.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
No grass, or at least mighty little grass, grew within the circle of its brandishing limbs.
THOSE TIMES AND THESEIRVIN S. COBB
Pontiac sprang into their midst, brandishing his hatchet and striking violently at the pole.
FOUR AMERICAN INDIANSEDSON L. WHITNEY
The right hand is raised above the head in the act of brandishing a long knife pointed at both ends.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
Though he was brandishing his stick very fiercely, I was not at all afraid of him; and as for Billy, he loved Ned.
BEAUTIFUL JOEMARSHALL SAUNDERS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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