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synonyms for saber-rattling

  • demoralization
  • intimidation
  • psychological warfare
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How to use saber-rattling in a sentence

A minute ago you were ready to fall before the first sowar who lifted his saber over your head.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Mrs. Towne has every thing so delicious, Sue was rattling on; such perfumes and such silks and such jewels.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
A hideous yell of applause rose from the multitude, and again he plunged his saber into the carriage.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
More boats and smacks arrive; the rattling of anchors and chain cables is heard in all directions.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
They have put her in the hood, and the next instant they are rattling away to the Panthéon for supper.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
There was a ceaseless chorus of distant machinery, and above it rose the grinding and rattling solo of a steam winch.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Lamb stopped rattling the coins in his pocket suggestively, kept them there, and strolled toward the main entrance.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
"It is a pity we see so much of what we cannot have," he answered, rattling the coffee-cups and silver.
A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
The milkman came, his cans rattling; now and then he shouted to his horse, or whistled, or banged upon a gate.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
At this moment, as though in answer, there came two sharp raps on the door that set the glass to rattling.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
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WORDS RELATED TO SABER-RATTLING

  • demoralization
  • intimidations
  • psychological warfares
  • saber-rattlings
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