brandish

All Verb Noun
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  • He got off the bed, and walked about the room, brandishing his arms. Cited from The Devil's Garden, by W. B. Maxwell
  • Till, at length, after about three months, there comes a really serious brandish. Cited from Carlyle's "History of Friedrich II of Prussia V 21
  • Then he walked over to me and brandished the knife over my head.
  • We do not need to be always brandishing it before people's faces. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Acts, by Maclaren
  • So long as men believe in armed might Let arms be brandished. Cited from Poems of Optimism, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • In a moment he came running back, brandishing a great axe about his head. Cited from Bob Son of Battle, by Alfred Ollivant
  • The brave boy then raised his big club, and brandished it with all his might in the air. Cited from Now or Never, by Oliver Optic
  • Why do you not all brandish them like mine? Cited from Venice Preserved, by Thomas Otway
  • But since Brandish has transformed him, its unknown how long her secret will remain a secret.
  • At the sight of his brandished revolver, their arms were quickly raised again. Cited from The Apartment Next Door, by William Andrew Johnston
  • When I told Mr. Brandish my business the first thing he asked me was my family name. Cited from Pomona's Travels, by Frank R. Stockton
  • Ten minutes later he went out to lunch and when he returned he brandished the early edition of an evening paper. Cited from Potash & Perlmutter, by Montague Glass
  • We need breaks to appeal for money, or cut away when people start brandishing guns in the studio!
  • Palin did not brandish her religious views during that campaign, but did play up her church work.
  • A call to arms sounds, and he brandishes the sword ready for action.
  • She brandished her hand at him, then took up his hat and hurled it at him. Cited from The Darling and Other Stories, by Anton Chekhov
  • He threw himself off his horse, brandishing his arms. Cited from The Mormon Prophet, by Lily Dougall
  • Only a bit of wood now separated the queen from her enemies, who brandished their weapons at her. Cited from Marie Antoinette And Her Son, by Louise Muhlbach 3
  • There is no need to brandish them in my face. Cited from The Little Warrior, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • She struck the table with both fists and brandished them in mid-air. Cited from Pointed Roofs (Pilgrimage 1), Dorothy Richardson
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How brandish gets used

Meaning of brandish

  • verb Move or swing back and forth
    She waved her gun
  • verb Exhibit aggressively
    brandish a sword