bestride


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  • verb

Synonyms for bestride

to sit or stand with a leg on each side of

Synonyms for bestride

get up on the back of

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Sir, - It might have been said of Mr Blair 'He doth bestride this narrow world like a Colossus', but Julius Caesar's dominance had a basis in military accomplishment.
Those bundles of asparagus and packets of beans, grown by workers earning a dollar a day, are meagre exchange for allowing the likes of Coca Cola and Big Mac to bestride the world free of constraint in a global economy controlled by the Western-led World Bank.
While Merchant Ivory's heroes and heroines bestride the big screen in linens and cool cottons, occasionally dabbing a moist brow, mine are slumped in front of the telly wearing their partners' old boxer shorts.
Doncaster bestride the table with a perfect hand of victories.
When such issues bestride the England-Wales divide those gifts may hopefully still serve us well too.
Though he may bestride the world stage like a colossus, the jury remains out on whether he can bridge the gap between those opposing camps in the public-private debate, as reflected by the clapometer when international challenges were put aside for his vision of the home front.
3m deal with pounds 650,000 a win, rose from the depths of his personal despair at Diana's death to bestride Monza's top rungs in a cascade of champagne.
One thing is sure, if I know anything about the Carling character, he will want to bestride Wales with pride in a show that he will hope will have people remembering his last international for a long time.
Those I last saw sipping a cappuccino outside the Earlsdon deli or supping a pint in the Oak bestride the stage with some aplomb.
Like him or dislike him, he did bestride Northern Ireland politics like a colossus.
The holy grail of democracy is now being foisted on countries that seem so unprepared for it, by naive Western leaders such as Cameron, who, like Blair, is desperate to bestride the world stage to create their moment in history.
The holy grail of democracy is now being foisted on countries that seem so unprepared for it, by naive Western leaders like Cameron who, like Blair, is desperate to bestride the world stage to create their moment in history.
AN embryonic comedy caper at the old Neptune Theatre that became a global showbiz juggernaut, naturally climaxes its pre-Christmas UK tour in Liverpool, which also provided the later Empire Theatre Internet footage that secured a BAFTA-winning TV series with four million viewers No wonder that Dublin standup Brendan O''Carroll''s Irish mammy, Agnes Brown, can now bestride the stage as a drag-inspired diva virtually equal to the retired Dame Edna Everage.
But even in her crowning moment, the one where champions supposedly bestride their sport in total dominance, Lewis's body didn't want to do it.