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synonyms for play second fiddle

  • accept
  • adhere to
  • carry out
  • comply
  • embrace
  • execute
  • heed
  • live by
  • observe
  • surrender
  • accede
  • accord
  • acquiesce
  • agree
  • answer
  • assent
  • concur
  • discharge
  • follow
  • fulfill
  • keep
  • mind
  • perform
  • respond
  • serve
  • submit
  • abide by
  • act upon
  • be loyal to
  • be ruled by
  • bow to
  • do as one says
  • do one's bidding
  • do one's duty
  • do what is expected
  • do what one is told
  • get in line
  • give way
  • hold fast
  • knuckle under
  • take orders
  • toe the line
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antonyms for play second fiddle

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  • decline
  • deny
  • disregard
  • forget
  • ignore
  • leave
  • miss
  • neglect
  • overlook
  • refuse
  • reject
  • argue
  • ask
  • differ
  • disagree
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • disobey
  • dispute
  • dissent
  • fail
  • object
  • oppose
  • protest
  • question
  • mutiny
  • rebel
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How to use play second fiddle in a sentence

I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
On his head was the second-hand hat of some parvenu's coachman, gold lace, cockade and all.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The beauty, the mystery,—this fierce sunshine or something—stir——' She hesitated for a fraction of a second.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Roman Pane who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage alludes to another method of using the herb.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
He set down as the second the golden rule, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them.”
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
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