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Synonyms for gird

Synonyms for gird

to encircle with or as if with a band

to present with a quality, trait, or power

to prepare (oneself) for action

Synonyms for gird

prepare oneself for a military confrontation

put a girdle on or around

bind with something round or circular

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Having come to the ford, he girded up his robes about his loins, tucked his good broadsword beneath his arm, and stooped his back to take Robin upon it.
Whatever occupation I chose, when not actually busied about them or their concerns, I had, as it were, to keep my loins girded, my shoes on my feet, and my staff in my hand; for not to be immediately forthcoming when called for, was regarded as a grave and inexcusable offence: not only by my pupils and their mother, but by the very servant, who came in breathless haste to call me, exclaiming, 'You're to go to the schoolroom DIRECTLY, mum, the young ladies is WAITING
So to the coast of Jordan he directs His easy steps, girded with snaky wiles, Where he might likeliest find this new-declared, This man of men, attested Son of God, Temptation and all guile on him to try-- So to subvert whom he suspected raised To end his reign on Earth so long enjoyed: But, contrary, unweeting he fulfilled The purposed counsel, pre-ordained and fixed, Of the Most High, who, in full frequence bright Of Angels, thus to Gabriel smiling spake:-- "Gabriel, this day, by proof, thou shalt behold, Thou and all Angels conversant on Earth With Man or men's affairs, how I begin To verify that solemn message late, On which I sent thee to the Virgin pure In Galilee, that she should bear a son, Great in renown, and called the Son of God.
And the goddess bright-eyed Athene girded and clothed her, and the divine Graces and queenly Persuasion put necklaces of gold upon her, and the rich-haired Hours crowned her head with spring flowers.
I cannot but feel compassion when I hear some trig, compact-looking man, seemingly free, all girded and ready, speak of his "furniture," as whether it is insured or not.
In the morning, however, after this night, Zarathustra jumped up from his couch, and, having girded his loins, he came out of his cave glowing and strong, like a morning sun coming out of gloomy mountains.
though the brand is girded with fierce warlike hops, much of its power comes from a strong matt foundation, "allowing for a well-balanced assault on the palate.
0, girded with data encryption and authentication, mitigates mobile security challenges such as security breaches and data leakage while allowing enterprise administrators to manage security for handheld devices from a single console.
Girded with new information systems and professionally-based management processes, the health care organization of Canada seems to be moving toward "accounting logic" rather than real care.
So Westwood girded for intracity battle, and students camped outside Pauley 48hours before tip-off, according to the Daily Bruin.
Yes, if you're interested in the subject and well girded with true facts about global warming, but wait for the DVD.
The first were wood and cloth, the wood perhaps girded by sea-proof metal, the cloth rolled out for what seemed like acres overhead.