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Synonyms for brandish

Synonyms for brandish

to wield boldly and dramatically

to make a public and usually ostentatious show of

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the act of waving

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move or swing back and forth

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exhibit aggressively

References in classic literature ?
are in agitation between the stag and his mistress, any hostile beasts should venture too near, on the first hint given by the frighted hind, fierce and tremendous rushes forth the stag to the entrance of the thicket; there stands he centinel over his love, stamps the ground with his foot, and with his horns brandished aloft in air, proudly provokes the apprehended foe to combat.
He sang an ancient song of Killisnook and brandished his whip like a baton.
and he brandished above his head some pretty little night-caps, beautifully made and marked, the work of loving fingers in some distant country home.
At that moment the man had forced me to the foot of my bed and brandished in over my head a sort of mace.
Let them," said Raffles, and brandished his electric torch, our only light as yet.
Saxon and Billy ran barefooted up and down the beach, pursuing each other with brandished snakes of seaweed and playing like children for an hour.
Varlets in green jerkins brandished hunting knives and raised on high tankards of foaming beer.
So saying, the awakened wife brandished her weapon, with an air that was not without its wild and secret influence, and led the way towards the spot where the dogs still remained, filling the air with their long-drawn and piteous complaints.
He threw down the whip, bent forward and picked up from the bottom of the cart a long, thick shaft, he took hold of one end with both hands and with an effort brandished it over the mare.
Lancashire Police launched an investigation after Blackpool supporter Steve Reid alleged a gun had been brandished during an argument he had with Oyston last Thursday outside the club's Bloom-field Road stadium.
The court heard both sets of parents then became involved and there was an altercation during which Kingsley's partner, Cornell Brown, brandished a kosh.
He also brandished the animal towards a teenager eating a sandwich in Tower Gardens.
Would-be robber had a machete A MAN who brandished a machete when he tried to rob another man in Birmingham city centre has been jailed for two years and eight months.
Smith allegedly wore a bandana over his face and brandished a knife, demanding cash and cartons of cigarettes from a clerk about 2:30 a.
The three young men, who were not named by the daily were reportedly riding in a car when they brandished the gun before attempting to flee, driving opposite the flow of traffic and putting people's lives at risk, the case documents said.