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Definition the act of waving something or exhibiting something aggressively
  • She brandished a sword.
brandished = the act of waving something or exhibiting something aggressively
  • and a Knight dressed in crimson armor came galloping down upon her, brandishing a great club.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • brandishing = aggressively waving
  • 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
  • brandished = waved or exhibited something aggressively
  • Sam yelled and brandished Sting, but his little voice was drowned in the tumult.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • "Shut up!" roared the chief, leaping to his feet and brandishing his gun in the direction of the speaker.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • In 1887 he, too, was sent to an insane asylum, after brandishing a revolver in the legislature.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • On March 28, thousands of Inkatha members, brandishing spears and knobkerries, marched through Johannesburg to a rally in the center of town.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He freed his battle-axe, brandishing it above his head.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • With one wrench he tore off a leg of the overturned table and brandished that.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • He has brandished his torch in murky by-streets where girls suddenly seem to shine with a red and intoxicating translucency.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Reece was hiding under the stairs, brandishing a cake knife.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • He was laughing when the nurse came in, brandishing a syringe.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Dr. Stockmann (brandishing the umbrella).
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • I STEPPED off the bus in Bluefield to a sea of familiar faces accompanied by applause and cheers, brandishing the surprise medal I had garnered.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Eragon howled at the top of his lungs and returned the gesture, brandishing Zar'roc in the air.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "Kate," Miro yelled, brandishing his automatic.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Then he brandished the needle, enjoying himself.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Bruto!' down at him happily and brandished her bread knife at him as though it were an exciting new toy she was eager to use.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • (They come down, Cyrano brandishing the lance to which is attached Roxane's handkerchief): Float there! laced kerchief broidered with her name!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • In a moment Pilchuck's men were spread out on the jump, yelling like fiends and brandishing their weapons.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd

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