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synonyms for throw down the gauntlet

  • cross swords
  • ask for trouble
  • call out
  • challenge
  • confront
  • contest
  • dare
  • defy
  • do something about it
  • invite to debate
  • knock the chip off one's shoulder
  • meet face to face
  • provoke
  • stand up to
  • start something
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The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
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I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
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His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
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If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.
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So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
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Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
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The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
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Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
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But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.
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As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.
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