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synonyms for bridling

  • constrain
  • control
  • curb
  • govern
  • inhibit
  • master
  • moderate
  • repress
  • restrain
  • rule
  • subdue
  • suppress
  • withhold
  • keep in check
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antonyms for bridling

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  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • free
  • help
  • incite
  • let go
  • liberate
  • permit
  • release
  • set free
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How to use bridling in a sentence

I 'aven't come to sharin' my butler's 'ouse,' said Mrs Clay, bridling.
SARAH'S SCHOOL FRIENDMAY BALDWIN
"Well, I can assure you he was made for better things," she went on, bridling.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
"It's not very polite to tell us so, Mr. Dempsey," said the thin old lady, bridling.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
Saddling and bridling him, I mounted and rode out past the house where I saw some ladies but did not speak to them.
MY SERVICE IN THE U.S. COLORED CAVALRYFREDERICK W. BROWNE
The cultivated man makes of nature his friend, and honors its friendship, while only bridling its caprice.
THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
All this with much bridling, and drawing down of an upper lip already sufficiently long.
PIPPIN; A WANDERING FLAMELAURA E. RICHARDS
They are what kings and priests were of old, they who have the power of bridling ebullient energies and turning them to use.
MILE VERHAERENSTEFAN ZWEIG
After the tallow and wax has cooled on the twine, the bridling may proceed.
PRACTICAL CARRIAGE AND WAGON PAINTINGMAYTON CLARENCE HILLICK
Few know the difficulty of bridling the imagination, and reining back a hard-mouthed pen.
THACKERAYANAWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
"If you think it's a job to set any man to, you'd better go and do it yourself," retorted Snell, bridling.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
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