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noun as in knife

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As he sat, Paul drained a midrange dagger to silence the building.

The number of users overwhelmed the servers and crashed the site, putting a dagger through the hearts of fans unable to check out with their coveted Strawberry Pretzel Pie.

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In the summer, Pounds Hollow is a popular swimming and fishing hole, but now, with daggers of ice still dripping from the cliffs above, the lake was deserted.

When asked what he thought about climate change, he sunk a dagger into his father’s heart like only a child can.

The Terps tried to hold on without letting Michigan soar ahead, but when halftime arrived, they trailed by 17, with a three-pointer from Franz Wagner serving as the dagger before the break.

But there is something to be learned by the cloak-and-dagger world from Yousef and Ben Yitzhak.

As soon as he sees her, Shae reaches for a dagger, and Tyrion pounces on her, strangling her to death with her own necklace.

The dagger tattooed on his cheek conveys a menacing persona.

A rapier and a dagger found on the Thames foreshore show us that swordfights routinely broke out on the streets of London.

Disney's key contact was the consummate cloak-and-dagger operator, William "Wild Bill" Donovan.

The governor placed a dagger to his breast in order to get him to tell what he knew of his wife.

If the hunter venture to come close to such a monster, and his dagger fail to pierce the vital spot, there is no help for him.

On the word, he struck Comyn with his dagger, and some of his companions completed the crime with their swords before the altar.

But for the dagger on which he caught its edge, the blade had assuredly pierced the captain's heart.

He received the blow on his arm, grappled with the assassin, and throwing him on the ground despatched him with his own dagger.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dagger, such as: bayonet, blade, sword, bodkin, cutlass, and dirk.

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