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How to use brush off in a sentence

A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
We squatted in the long grass and buck-brush, listening, and a few seconds later heard a horse snort distinctly.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Her success increased her confidence in herself and enhanced the boldness and freedom with which she handled her brush.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
Two or three small parties of guerrillas had been sighted, but they took to the brush at the sight of the Federals.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Grandfather Mole felt it brush his back as it swept into place again.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Near noon I found a place where they'd cached two extra horses in the brush on Sage Creek.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
As they brush the holly-leaves, in passing, the very sprays that touch the dresses of the scared girls are stirring.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
As long as he could hold a brush, Bastien-Lepage continued to work, in spite of the sufferings which racked him.
BASTIEN LEPAGEFR. CRASTRE
We picketed the horses in the open bottom where grass was more plentiful than in the brush, and settled ourselves to sleep.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Our horses, which we had picketed in the open overnight, we saddled and tied out of sight in the brush.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
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WORDS RELATED TO BRUSH OFF

  • belittled
  • blinked at
  • brushed off
  • depreciated
  • derogated
  • detract from
  • disbelieved
  • discredited
  • dispraised
  • disregarded
  • doubted
  • failed
  • forgot
  • minimized
  • mistrusted
  • neglected
  • omitted
  • overlooked
  • overpassed
  • passed over
  • questioned
  • rejected
  • scoff at
  • scouted
  • slighted
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