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  • Still, she didn't broach the subject again, possibly hoping he would change his mind.†   (source)
  • The faster your lifeboat broaches to the waves, the better.†   (source)
  • …whether the words now etched into the back of his hand would ever fade entirely); Ron had had four more Quidditch practices and not been shouted at during the last two; and all three of them had managed to Vanish their mice in Transfiguration (Hermione had actually progressed to Vanishing kittens), before the subject was broached again, on a wild, blustery evening at the end of September, when the three of them were sitting in the library, looking up potion ingredients for Snape.†   (source)
  • But later, when he broached Nana, she dropped the knife with which she was slicing onions.†   (source)
  • Broaching all the topics between us took more courage than I possessed at the time, and so I didn't broach them, and so I think it was then that a new formal relationship began for us, and that was when we started to work out what to do with each other and our situation according to our notions of duty and loyalty, and after a while it got to be clear how very much we differed in these notions.†   (source)
  • This is a subject—my return—that Dan broaches every August, always on an evening when it is clear to him that I am enjoying the atmosphere of 80 Front Street, and his friendship.†   (source)
  • He thought she was about to broach an impossible obstacle and he meant, of course, someone, but she didn't understand.†   (source)
  • In the past she broached the topic defensively, but now she is hopeful, quietly concerned.†   (source)
  • I never broach the subjects I long to bring out into the open.†   (source)
  • FOR SOME REASON, DURING this strained interlude (possibly because Platt's mysterious trouble reminded me of my own) it occurred to me that maybe I ought to tell Hobie about the painting, or —at the very least—broach the subject in some oblique manner, to see what his reaction would be.†   (source)
  • To broach the subject at all will be a risk.†   (source)
  • I know my dad was worried, and he would sometimes, in his own shy way, broach the subject of college, but by then I'd made up my mind not to go.†   (source)
  • "We will be collecting bracelets, timepieces, necklaces, broaches, rings," Szpirglas sang as we proceeded up the grand staircase to the A-Deck.†   (source)
  • But he didn't broach the subject until I was in my seat and he was perched on my desk.†   (source)
  • Still, I wasn't sure how to broach the subject.†   (source)
  • Chacko said, finally broaching the real reason for his visit.†   (source)
  • The question of how one could broach the topic of reducing his responsibilities was not, then, an easy one.†   (source)
  • The idea of offering resistance to the Germans was broached with increasing frequency.†   (source)
  • His religion would not permit it, of course: he had dared to broach the subject with the Archbishop, just in case, and his answer had been a categorical no. It was pure illusion, because the Church did not permit the existence of crematoriums in our cemeteries, not even for the use of religions other than Catholic, and the advantage of building them would not have occurred to anyone but Juvenal Urbino.†   (source)
  • You know you can broach any subject with me.†   (source)
  • Especially since he couldn't quite figure out how to broach the whole job deal, which had been part of the idea for having her tag along.†   (source)
  • Vanger looked down at his hands, then sipped his coffee, as if he needed a pause before he could at last begin to broach what he wanted.†   (source)
  • I hoped that if I casually broached the subject of Kjirsten with the employees, I could tease out something the handful of reporters before me had somehow missed.†   (source)
  • Saphira must have shared in his reluctance, for she too refrained from broaching the subject.†   (source)
  • One evening when I tentatively broached the subject of returning to America, Moody grew despondent rather than angry.†   (source)
  • It was in the context of this spirit of activism by Indians, Coloureds, and Africans that Walter Sisulu first broached the idea to a small group of us of a national civil disobedience campaign.†   (source)
  • It wasn't until they got back into Coach's car after the movie that Kanue finally broached the subject.†   (source)
  • The Scotchman returned once more to the subject he had broached that morning.†   (source)
  • And as the days went by, the subject got harder and harder to broach.†   (source)
  • When the extradition delay struck, the situation grew too weird to broach with friends who didn't know:"I'm going to prison …. someday?"†   (source)
  • The Politovskiy soared through the surface of the Atlantic like a broaching whale, coming three quarters of her length out of the water before crashing back.†   (source)
  • " "The two can overlap," Augustus pointed out, well aware that his friend was not happy to have such a subject broached.†   (source)
  • He stares at the floor like he's trying to think of a delicate way to broach the subject.†   (source)
  • Glen broached the idea with the principal, who not only endorsed it but also arranged for the boys' classes to be accelerated so they could enlist early.†   (source)
  • She drew beer until the keg was empty, then broached another.†   (source)
  • Ferula quietly observed her future sister-in-law, who looked about fifteen and whose voice was still off-key as a result of all her years of silence, not knowing how to broach the subject.†   (source)
  • He dreaded what Colonel Cathcart would think when the news that he was suspected of being Washington Irving was brought to him, then fell to fretting over what Colonel Cathcart was already thinking about him for even having broached the subject of sixty missions.†   (source)
  • "Has the topic of a settlement been broached?" the judge asked.†   (source)
  • Though Lieutenant Awn had been here five years, and routinely met with the head priest, it was the first time the topic had been broached so plainly.†   (source)
  • Indeed, Adams had become sufficiently confident in their "ancient goodwill" to broach the subject of slavery.†   (source)
  • The captain broached a cask of firewine to fortify the oarsmen.†   (source)
  • I once broached the mere topic of selling you to unscrupulous warlocks, and she was not amused.†   (source)
  • I won't even broach the subject with them for less than fifty.†   (source)
  • Thus fortified, Jackie nervously broached the subject to JFK over dinner one night.†   (source)
  • A cask of wine was broached.†   (source)
  • But since the law has been broached, let us talk of the legality of stealing people into captivity.†   (source)
  • And yet I could hardly contain myself, able to broach such subjects after those many months of drudgery and routine and anxious inaction.†   (source)
  • When Mr. Brill dared to broach the possibility of a U-shaped "carriageway" out front, Junior all but exploded.†   (source)
  • But I believe this doctrine was never heard of until it was broached on the present occasion.†   (source)
  • She stood next to two other tall, pale men—both wearing identical clothing to the man I was chained to—black cloaks with blood-red broaches.†   (source)
  • Twice he tried to broach the subject of relays and the current situation and twice Jason cut him off, admonishing the undersecretary with a stare, as the conduit, in gratitude, looked away.†   (source)
  • "Broacher round," the engineering technician wailed.†   (source)
  • And so it was that by the time arranging an introduction came up once more — Theresa broached it this time — the old Shanghainese with a Ph.D. was taken.†   (source)
  • He was glad that Sullivan had broached the subject himself; for it made his task that much easier.†   (source)
  • Then finally it was she, not I, who broached the subject which I knew had been uppermost in her mind as well as my own.†   (source)
  • I'll thank you not to broach it again, Ev.†   (source)
  • Each time I broached a new subject, it revealed some astonishing gap in the kids' knowledge.†   (source)
  • Mahesh, broaching a new idea, liked to be mysterious.†   (source)
  • This is the first chance I have had to broach the subject.†   (source)
  • Hooves broached, along the hollow street, the lackadaisical rhythms of the weariest of clog dancers, and endless in circles, narrow iron tires grinced continuously after.†   (source)
  • When he seemed fully himself again, strong, and no longer petulant and irritable, she broached the subject of the farm.†   (source)
  • Yet neither of them broached the subject of what was going to happen to their relationship in the future.   (source)
  • After some further discussion, my mother promised once more to assist me, provided I would wait and be patient; and I left her to broach the matter to my father, when and how she deemed it most advisable: never doubting her ability to obtain his consent.   (source)
  • He was a very ambitious boy, full of plans for his future, which he discussed quite freely with Rebecca, but when she broached the subject of her future his interest sensibly lessened.   (source)
  • She did not dare, and Blomkvist never broached the subject.†   (source)
  • I set out my best dishes, broached my oldest wine.†   (source)
  • "When I first broached the match to him, Lord Tyrell seemed well enough disposed," his father said.†   (source)
  • I broached the subject with Mike in English.†   (source)
  • Since their dinner at her house, she hadn't broached her past again, and he didn't bring it up.†   (source)
  • When an appropriate amount of time had passed, Eragon broached the subject.†   (source)
  • The subject was not broached again until I met Al Larkin, then Sunday Magazine editor at the Boston Globe in early 1982.†   (source)
  • And having thus broached the subject, the Count went on to applaud the couplets of Pushkin, the paragraphs of Dostoevsky, and the transcriptions of Socrates and Jesus.†   (source)
  • Where the dunes began, perhaps fifty meters away at the foot of a rock beach, a silver-gray curve broached from the desert, sending rivers of sand and dust cascading all around.†   (source)
  • So it was that when Helen broached the subject of going to Janis's for supper (his older sister, marriage, their obligation and so on), he thought, Old Chao's house?†   (source)
  • What I did not tell you was that my mother waited as long as was decent, and then broached your father about our purpose.†   (source)
  • It was in Laurella's evident influence that Johnnie put her trust when, one evening, they all sat in Sunday leisure in the front room—most of the girls being gone to church or out strolling with "company"—Pap Himes broached the question of the children going to work in the mill.†   (source)
  • I've sheltered in those cliffs before," said Emily stubbornly, her tone suggesting Max had broached a well-worn topic.†   (source)
  • Disconcerted by her reaction, Eragon broached the barrier in his mind, immersed himself in the flow of magic, and, with the full power of the ancient language, said, "Atra gulia un ilian tauthr ono un atra ono waise skoliro fra rauthr."†   (source)
  • Romance was not a topic Eragon had broached with his cousin before, notwithstanding the many hours they had devoted in years past to debating the relative merits of the young women in and around Carvahall.†   (source)
  • Toward the end of 1938, in the full flood of his passion, he began working on his magnum opus, the aforementioned pamphlet, in which for the first time he broached the idea—very cautiously, backing and filling with a circumspection bordering on the ambiguous—of "total abolishment."†   (source)
  • Velutha was a topic'he had planned to broach with Chacko.†   (source)
  • "Broach one for those that need it," Stilgar said.†   (source)
  • Eragon read them and made no mention of it, nor did Oromis broach the topic.†   (source)
  • But by the end of the school year, Ruth still wasn't sure how to broach the subject to him.†   (source)
  • He wore a black cloak, attached to which was a red broach.†   (source)
  • "Lord Tyrell will not broach the matter of the Stark girl until after Joffrey's wedding.†   (source)
  • Alas, the spell has yet to be invented that can broach the wards that encircle Du Weldenvarden.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, I considered most carefully what might be the most opportune occasion to bring the matter up with him; for although I would not for one moment, as I say, suspect Mr Farraday of inconsistency, it nevertheless made sense not to broach the topic when he was preoccupied or distracted.†   (source)
  • Broaching all the topics between us took more courage than I possessed at the time, and so I didn't broach them, and so I think it was then that a new formal relationship began for us, and that was when we started to work out what to do with each other and our situation according to our notions of duty and loyalty, and after a while it got to be clear how very much we differed in these notions.†   (source)
  • By the time she had emptied the teapot and he the coffeepot, they had both attempted and then broken off several topics of conversation, not so much because they were really interested in them but in order to avoid others that neither dared to broach.†   (source)
  • I was wondering desperately how to fulfill my assignment, struggling to think of a way to broach the subject.†   (source)
  • He would not have to broach with Tariq the delicate matter of an unmarried couple living in his hotel.†   (source)
  • Then, only a few weeks later, just as I was wondering if I should broach the cat issue again, I'd almost fainted from the cardiac plunge of coming in my room to find him kneeling on the rug near my bed—reaching under the bed, as I thought, but in fact reaching for the putty knife on the floor; he was replacing a cracked pane in the bottom of the bedroom window.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist seemed to be deliberately not broaching the subject, and finally she could not help asking the question.†   (source)
  • They maintained their wrinkled stiffness as he said: "My Lord, I don't quite know how to broach this.†   (source)
  • She wondered if there had been anyone else in Galbatorix's court whom he had cared for, but she decided it would be a dangerous topic to broach.†   (source)
  • I dare not broach the subject with my friends, although Tina would be safe now that she knows so much!†   (source)
  • Since young King Tommen and his counsellors have become so obdurate, we mean to broach the subject with King Stannis.†   (source)
  • Mace should have known better than to broach such matters in public, but even so, you were unwise to shame him in front of half the court.†   (source)
  • Jake was slightly optimistic he could have a chat with Judge Atlee, perhaps another late Friday afternoon meeting on the porch with whiskey sours, and after the edge was knocked off he could broach the notion of a delay or change of venue.†   (source)
  • Many minutes passed before Ellen's composure returned and before I gained the courage to broach the next topic on my agenda.†   (source)
  • "Shall we broach a flagon of hippocras and drink to the fervor of the Warrior's Sons on our way home?"†   (source)
  • And you must also trust us to decide when it is appropriate to broach those subjects, for there are many elements of your training that should not be spoken of out of turn.†   (source)
  • Then in what I sensed was a gentle, roundabout way he began to broach the possibility of my coming South to live again.†   (source)
  • When at last I break our silence and banteringly broach the possibility that she may be a victim of this malady, she seems not so much insulted as hurt, and softly begins to sob again.†   (source)
  • A day on which she had miserably failed, through a combination of panic and forgetfulness, to broach the idea of Lebensborn to the Commandant, thereby losing the richest chance she had of offering him the legitimate means to oversee Jan's removal from the camp.†   (source)
  • That afternoon with Rudolf Hoss, she told me, she had had every intention of broaching the notion of the Lebensborn program to the Commandant.†   (source)
  • That night she broached the subject as soon as Sykes sat down to the table.†   (source)
  • "I'm wondering," he said, "just how the truth's going to be broached to him.†   (source)
  • She could imagine how Frank would moan when she broached such an idea to him.†   (source)
  • The Castle of the Forest Sauvage is still standing, and you can see its lovely ruined walls with ivy on them, standing broached to the sun and wind.†   (source)
  • But when I broached the idea of my working to Granny, she would have none of it; she laid down the injunction that I could not work on Saturdays while I sleptunder her roof.†   (source)
  • She stood in the middle of the room pressing her hair into place, and I stumblingly ventured some remark about our future, a remark very vague for my being was still confused, but she responded, 'Oh, let us not think about it now,' as though I had broached a subject of no consequence.†   (source)
  • It was when Uncle Henry was giving her an account of her property that he broached the matter of her permanent residence in Atlanta.†   (source)
  • A small barrel of wine which had been thoughtfully provided by Sir Ector was broached, and a good drink was had by all.†   (source)
  • The first time the subject was broached to him, the lad responded: "0 my father, know that I have no lust to marry nor doth my soul incline to women; for that concerning their craft and perfidy I have read many books and heard much talk, even as saith the poet: Now, an of women ask ye, I reply:— In their affairs I'm versed a doctor rare!†   (source)
  • The day came when Settembrini broached the topic with Hans Castorp.†   (source)
  • 'Well,' resumed Ralph, 'it's brief enough; soon broached; and I hope easily concluded.†   (source)
  • Subjects are sometimes broached which a well-bred female will ignore.†   (source)
  • Under these circumstances, of course, he would never have broached dietary questions with him.†   (source)
  • Bishop, who had ambled back to earth again when the present theme was broached, acquiesced.†   (source)
  • It is only this moment broached; and naturally I hurry to you the moment it IS broached.'†   (source)
  • Double grog was going on the least excuse; there was duff on odd days, as, for instance, if the squire heard it was any man's birthday, and always a barrel of apples standing broached in the waist for anyone to help himself that had a fancy.†   (source)
  • My brother thought that was hopeless, seeing the fury of the Londoners to crowd upon the trains, and broached his own idea of striking across Essex towards Harwich and thence escaping from the country altogether.†   (source)
  • Tess, meanwhile, as the one who had dragged her parents into this quagmire, was silently wondering what she could do to help them out of it; and then her mother broached her scheme.†   (source)
  • Later, when the shadows stole through the forest on the cool wind, and the camp-fire glowed comfortably, Dale broached the subject that possessed him.†   (source)
  • She had been told that this was the only safe way to carry money in Italy; it must only be broached within the walls of the English bank.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, the June days passed, growing dreamily swift, growing more incomprehensibly full; and still she had not broached to Glenn the main object of her visit—to take him back East.†   (source)
  • When I was an A B master mariner I'd have come up alongside of him, hand over hand, and broached him to in a brace of old shakes, I would; but now—"†   (source)
  • She felt certain that they were continuing the subject already broached, but their voices were so low that she could not catch the words.†   (source)
  • I waited a few moments, expecting he would go on with the subject first broached: but he seemed to have entered another train of reflection: his look denoted abstraction from me and my business.†   (source)
  • It had not occurred to me before, that he had led up to the theme for the purpose of clearing it out of our way; but we were so much the lighter and easier for having broached it, that I now perceived this to be the case.†   (source)
  • I made a pretext this morning to go and see the town engineer, and, as if only half seriously, broached the subject of these proposals as a thing we might perhaps have to take under consideration some time later on.†   (source)
  • It seems to me, at this distance of time, as if it were the next day when Peggotty broached the striking and adventurous proposition I am about to mention; but it was probably about two months afterwards.†   (source)
  • "I did at last—not at first," he answered, somewhat surprised at the abruptness with which this new subject was broached.†   (source)
  • The nettled, clouded aspect which had held possession of his face since the subject of his corn-dealings had been broached, changed itself into one of arrested attention.†   (source)
  • Besides which, the Musketeer, after having exchanged a hearty shake of the hand with him, broached the matter first.†   (source)
  • At the commencement of your stay in my brother's house, before I had renounced the pleasure of conversing with you, it was my fortune to hear your opinions on many subjects; but so far as my memory serves, neither between us, nor in my presence, was the subject of single combats and duelling in general broached.†   (source)
  • Then one day Donald Farfrae broached the subject to Henchard by asking if he would have any objection to lend some rick-cloths to himself and a few others, who contemplated getting up an entertainment of some sort on the day named, and required a shelter for the same, to which they might charge admission at the rate of so much a head.†   (source)
  • 'Why not, my dear?' replied Ralph, in whose grating voice, however, there was an unusual huskiness, as though he spoke unwillingly, and would rather that the proposition had not been broached.†   (source)
  • It was ruffled next moment, to be sure, by a doubt of Miss Murdstone's giving her consent; but even that was set at rest soon, for she came out to take an evening grope in the store-closet while we were yet in conversation, and Peggotty, with a boldness that amazed me, broached the topic on the spot.†   (source)
  • Here ensued a great many words between Matthew Maule and the proprietor of the Seven Gables, on the subject which the latter had thus broached.†   (source)
  • Then the King of the Hundred Knights voided the horse lightly, and with his sword he broached the horse of King Ban through and through.†   (source)
  • …pledges, Bote, remedy, Bound, ready, Bourded, jested, Bourder, jester, Braced, embraced, Brachet, little hound, Braide, quick movement, Brast, burst, break, Breaths, breathing holes, Brief, shorten, Brim, fierce, furious, Brised, broke, Broached, pierced, Broaches, spits, Bur, hand-guard of a spear, Burble, bubble, Burbling, bubbling, Burgenetts, buds, blossoms, Bushment, ambush, By and by, immediately, Bywaryed, expended, bestowed, Canel bone, collar bone, Cankered, inveterate,…†   (source)
  • Well, said Arthur, I will accomplish my message for all your fearful words; and went forth by the crest of that hill, and saw where he sat at supper gnawing on a limb of a man, baking his broad limbs by the fire, and breechless, and three fair damosels turning three broaches whereon were broached twelve young children late born, like young birds.†   (source)
  • There's some women dat jus' ain't for you tuh broach.†   (source)
  • And when all are in crowd then send for thy son, Kamar al-Zaman, and summon him; and, when he cometh, broach to him the matter of marriage before the wazirs and grandees and officers of state and captains; for he will surely be bashful and daunted by their presence and will not dare to oppose thy will.†   (source)
  • I do not want, and I am sure that you do not want me, to broach that very dismal subject, the future of fiction. so that I will only pause here one moment to draw your attention to the great part which must be played in that future so far as women are concerned by physical conditions.†   (source)
  • I didn't dare to broach the subject with my mother, but I watched her now more closely and saw that their life in common had ceased to mean anything, she had abandoned hope.†   (source)
  • "Ah—I'm glad," he returned, embarrassed by her broaching the subject at such a moment.†   (source)
  • Accordingly, Mrs. Hurstwood decided to broach the subject.†   (source)
  • Yet he was much too much scared of broaching any man, let alone one in a peaked cap, to dare to ask.†   (source)
  • But he could not broach that subject with her.†   (source)
  • Then also, and before the broaching of the rum and water, came Mr Pancks's note-book.†   (source)
  • In this way our hero delayed from day to day broaching a subject which he had very much at heart.†   (source)
  • It is as easy to broach in mixed companies what is called "the subject of religion."†   (source)
  • And I had a commission to broach one of them as soon as I should begin to talk.†   (source)
  • He drew out two and held them up, while he was thinking how to broach the so much more important matter that had brought him here.†   (source)
  • Their good luck, they felt, had given them the right to think about a home; and sitting out on the doorstep that summer evening, they held consultation about it, and Jurgis took occasion to broach a weighty subject.†   (source)
  • He made up his mind to broach the subject of Surprise Valley and of escaping with Lassiter and Jane; still, every time he was with Fay the girl and her beauty and her love were so wonderful that he put off the ordeal till the next night.†   (source)
  • The general left the room, and the prince never succeeded in broaching the business which he had on hand, though he had endeavoured to do so four times.†   (source)
  • Now at the first broaching of the matter Captain Vere, taken by surprise, could not wholly dissemble his disquietude.†   (source)
  • I could see that he had something on his mind, which he wanted to say, but felt some hesitancy about broaching the subject.†   (source)
  • She then waited as patiently as her sex would permit, for him to broach his business, but he was at first strangely silent.†   (source)
  • Once or twice he hesitatingly, and somewhat appealingly, she imagined, tried to broach the subject of his work there in the West.†   (source)
  • She hated the idea of it, everyone saw that; and she would probably have liked to quarrel about it with her parents, but pride and modesty prevented her from broaching the subject.†   (source)
  • And then, feeling that he had paved the way as much as his present predicament would permit, he stopped in, not at all sure that on this first occasion he would be able to broach the dangerous subject.†   (source)
  • It probably had no real subject, but instead wandered about freely in intellectual realms, broaching this and that, but essentially it was aimed at proving in dismal fashion that all life's intellectual phenomena are ambiguous, that nature is equivocal and any grand concepts abstracted from her are strategically useless, and at demonstrating how iridescent are the robes that the Absolute dons on earth.†   (source)
  • XXVI It was not till the evening, after family prayers, that Angel found opportunity of broaching to his father one or two subjects near his heart.†   (source)
  • "Well, my good Hetty, in that case you'd better not broach your doctrine to Hist, when she and you are alone, and the young Delaware maiden is inclined to talk religion.†   (source)
  • Among the talkers, was Stryver, of the King's Bench Bar, far on his way to state promotion, and, therefore, loud on the theme: broaching to Monseigneur, his devices for blowing the people up and exterminating them from the face of the earth, and doing without them: and for accomplishing many similar objects akin in their nature to the abolition of eagles by sprinkling salt on the tails of the race.†   (source)
  • Just leave it to me; I will broach the subject very cleverly—I will think of something that will please him very much.†   (source)
  • —Oswald, broach the oldest wine-cask; place the best mead, the mightiest ale, the richest morat, the most sparkling cider, the most odoriferous pigments, upon the board; fill the largest horns [13] —Templars and Abbots love good wines and good measure.†   (source)
  • Haley and the stranger smoked a while in silence, neither seeming willing to broach the test question of the interview.†   (source)
  • It is time that the good Colonel came forth to greet his friends; else we shall be apt to suspect that he has taken a sip too much of his Canary wine, in his extreme deliberation which cask it were best to broach in honor of the day!†   (source)
  • He saluted Rowena by doffing his velvet bonnet, garnished with a golden broach, representing St Michael trampling down the Prince of Evil.†   (source)
  • Her plan was to broach the question of leaving his roof this evening; the events of the day had urged her to the course.†   (source)
  • He's expected at night, and the pasty's made hot, They broach the brown ale, and they fill the black pot, And the goodwife would wish the goodman in the mire, Ere he lack'd a soft pillow, the Barefooted Friar.†   (source)
  • Reasoning on the cause of their reticence he concluded that, estimating him by his past, the throbbing pair were afraid to broach the subject, and looked upon him as an irksome obstacle whom they would be heartily glad to get out of the way.†   (source)
  • The smaller sorts of wild-fowl, of which there was abundance, were not served up in platters, but brought in upon small wooden spits or broaches, and offered by the pages and domestics who bore them, to each guest in succession, who cut from them such a portion as he pleased.†   (source)
  • What art thou but a lusk and a turner of broaches and a ladle-washer?†   (source)
  • Well, said Arthur, I will accomplish my message for all your fearful words; and went forth by the crest of that hill, and saw where he sat at supper gnawing on a limb of a man, baking his broad limbs by the fire, and breechless, and three fair damosels turning three broaches whereon were broached twelve young children late born, like young birds.†   (source)
  • …remedy, Bound, ready, Bourded, jested, Bourder, jester, Braced, embraced, Brachet, little hound, Braide, quick movement, Brast, burst, break, Breaths, breathing holes, Brief, shorten, Brim, fierce, furious, Brised, broke, Broached, pierced, Broaches, spits, Bur, hand-guard of a spear, Burble, bubble, Burbling, bubbling, Burgenetts, buds, blossoms, Bushment, ambush, By and by, immediately, Bywaryed, expended, bestowed, Canel bone, collar bone, Cankered, inveterate, Cantel, slice, strip,…†   (source)
  • And even if she is unbroached as yet, I'll wager she's a mother in another twelvemonth.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unbroached means not and reverses the meaning of broached. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • …to his regal palace.
    Once they reached the storied halls of the aged king
    they sat on rows of low and high-backed chairs.
    As they arrived the old man mixed them all a bowl,
    stirring the hearty wine, seasoned eleven years
    before a servant broached it, loosed its seal.

    Mulling it in the bowl, old Nestor poured
    a libation out, praying hard to Pallas Athena,
    daughter of Zeus whose shield is storm and thunder.
    Once they had poured their offerings, drunk their fill,
    the Pylians…†   (source)
  • …of love, reveled in each other's stories,
    the radiant woman telling of all she'd borne at home,
    watching them there, the infernal crowd of suitors
    slaughtering herds of cattle and good fat sheep—
    while keen to win her hand—
    draining the broached vats dry of vintage wine.
    And great Odysseus told his wife of all the pains
    he had dealt out to other men and all the hardships
    he'd endured himself—his story first to last—
    and she listened on, enchanted ….
    Sleep never sealed her…†   (source)
  • The business she hath broached in the state Cannot endure my absence.†   (source)
  • But I believe this doctrine was never heard of, until it was broached upon the present occasion.†   (source)
  • What say you to't? will you again unknit This churlish knot of all-abhorred war, And move in that obedient orb again Where you did give a fair and natural light; And be no more an exhaled meteor, A prodigy of fear, and a portent Of broached mischief to the unborn times?†   (source)
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