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Synonyms for braced

positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger

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held up by braces or buttresses


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I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil; and the thought, in that moment, braced and delighted me like wine.
The extreme sharpness of the air acted on his nerves like an astringent, and braced them swiftly.
When we got home the fresh breeze had braced her up, and her pale cheeks were really more rosy.
It sounds paradoxical, but I am inclined to think that the weakness and insanity of the curate warned me, braced me, and kept me a sane man.
In the shade of its flourishing growth he stood with braced and self-confident legs, and since nothing could now be discovered he did not shrink from an encounter with the eyes of judges, and allowed no thoughts of his own to keep him from an attitude of manfulness.
As they ascended still higher, there were cool breezes that refreshed and braced them, and springing with new ardor to their task, they at length attained the summit.
Every passage of a ship of yesterday, whose yards were braced round eagerly the very moment the pilot, with his pockets full of letters, had got over the side, was like a race - a race against time, against an ideal standard of achievement outstripping the expectations of common men.
She is eighteen years of age, and has been sent to Brussels to finish her education; she is of middle size, stiffly made, body long, legs short, bust much developed but not compactly moulded, waist disproportionately compressed by an inhumanly braced corset, dress carefully arranged, large feet tortured into small bottines, head small, hair smoothed, braided, oiled, and gummed to perfection; very low forehead, very diminutive and vindictive grey eyes, somewhat Tartar features, rather flat nose, rather high-cheek bones, yet the ensemble not positively ugly; tolerably good complexion.
The ends of all the running ropes, with the exception of the signal halyards and poop-down-haul, were rove through snatch-blocks,and led to the capstan or windlass, so that not a yard was braced or a sad set without the assistance of machinery.
such cause of haste Thine active sinews never braced.
The party braced up their spirits to the encounter, and reembarking, pulled resolutely up the stream.
It was Vixen's custom, till the weather grew hot, to sleep in my bed, her head on the pillow like a Christian; and when morning came I would always find that the little thing had braced her feet against the wall and pushed me to the very edge of the cot.
The widows - they were nearly all of that season's making - braced themselves rigidly like people going to be shot in cold blood, for they knew what was coming.