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  • as inrun the gauntlet
  • as indare

synonyms for run gauntlet

  • be a target
  • be a whipping boy
  • come to grips with
  • court disaster
  • face criticism
  • face one's punishment
  • go in harm's way
  • go through fire and water
  • march up to the cannon's mouth
  • meet head-on
  • take one's life in one's hands
  • take potshots
  • take the bull by the horns
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How to use run gauntlet in a sentence

Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
A few, very few, little dots had run back over that green patch—the others had passed down into the world of darkness.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But if what I told him were true, he was still at a loss how a kingdom could run out of its estate like a private person.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The controlling leaders being out of gear the machine did not run smoothly: there was nothing but friction and tension.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
When these last words of his were interpreted to her, she started, made as if she would run after him, but checked herself.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
She would let him run about for a few moments and then she would leap upon him as if she had nearly lost him.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
At that Farmer Green's cat began to run up and down between the rows of vegetables.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Their gunnery won't run to it—was never meant to run to it—and with five going aeroplanes we can't do the spotting.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
It's quite true the land can't run away, but there are always rows and revolutions and smashes going on; you can't trust anybody.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Once or twice Squinty looked back toward the pen he had run away from, to see if Bob, his master, were coming after him.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
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