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brandish
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Leaves of Grass
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  • Virginia—The West The noble sire fallen on evil days, I saw with hand uplifted, menacing, brandishing, (Memories of old in abeyance, love and faith in abeyance,) The insane knife toward the Mother of All.
  • Across the stage with pallor on her face, yet lurid passion, Stalks Norma brandishing the dagger in her hand.
  • …ranges and sights his piece and selects a fuse of the right time, After firing I see him lean aside and look eagerly off to note the effect; Elsewhere I hear the cry of a regiment charging, (the young colonel leads himself this time with brandish’d sword,) I see the gaps cut by the enemy’s volleys, (quickly fill’d up, no delay,) I breathe the suffocating smoke, then the flat clouds hover low concealing all; Now a strange lull for a few seconds, not a shot fired on either side, Then…

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  • She brandished a sword.
  • She tossed her new weapon up in the air, caught it again, brandished it, and urged the horse forward.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew

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