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synonyms for take one's life in one's hands

  • 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 potshots
  • take the bull by the horns
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How to use take one's life in one's hands in a sentence

With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Now, it immediately occurred to Davy that he had never in his whole life had all the plums he wanted at any one time.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Dean Swift was indeed a misanthrope by theory, however he may have made exception to private life.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
We shall recover again some or all of the steadfastness and dignity of the old religious life.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
It is the dramatic impulse of childhood endeavouring to bring life into the dulness of the serious hours.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He burst into a loud laugh, clapped his hands, and danced before the delighted babe.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
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WORDS RELATED TO TAKE ONE'S LIFE IN ONE'S HANDS

  • 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
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.