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brandish
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

4 uses
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Definition
the act of waving something or exhibiting something aggressively
  • Faunman he met in Clamart woods, brandishing a winebottle.
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (48% in)
  • GARRETT DEASY: (Bolt upright, his nailscraped face plastered with postagestamps, brandishes his hockeystick, his blue eyes flashing in the prism of the chandelier as his mount lopes by at schooling gallop) Per vias rectas!
    Episode 15 — Circe (82% in)
  • A pack of bloodhounds, led by Hornblower of Trinity brandishing a dogwhip in tallyho cap and an old pair of grey trousers, follow from fir, picking up the scent, nearer, baying, panting, at fault, breaking away, throwing their tongues, biting his heels, leaping at his tail.
    Episode 15 — Circe (88% in)
  • Yet, though such criminal propensities had never been an inmate of his bosom in any shape or form, he certainly did feel and no denying it (while inwardly remaining what he was) a certain kind of admiration for a man who had actually brandished a knife, cold steel, with the courage of his political convictions (though, personally, he would never be a party to any such thing), off the same bat as those love vendettas of the south, have her or swing for her, when the husband frequently,...
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (55% in)

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