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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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Anyone who Imagines the art of the pantomime dame Is endangered has obviously not seen Hockley, In a range of sculpted technicol-our outfits, bestriding the stage to ad-lib banter with cast and audience members alike.
We saw him in the opening episode, bestriding the Middle East like a colossus, master of all he surveyed - and he surveyed quite a bit.
He said: "All of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all of the years of playing kings and princes and speaking blank verse and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise.
The sun was beating down on the Burma Road yesterday when Chelsea star Andrei Shevchenko, half-expected to be in Athens for last night's football-fest, could be seen bestriding the fairways in the pro-am with Ian Poulter and former Arsenal stars Ray Parlour and Lee Dixon.
Thus Tenacious D was born, bestriding the planet with its foul-mouthed songs of drugs, celebrity and unerring love.
Air Force and the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force in the area bestriding Aomori and Akira prefectures.
The nation is the solitary colossus bestriding the world; we are at peace; economic growth is vigorous and noninflationary; unemployment rests at essentially the zero level; the federal budget has entered the terra incognita of surplus.
Colossi bestriding nations and cultures, these "moral" authorities of the free world stand for the power of almost unmediated direct action.
An outright merger would create a colossus bestriding the Atlantic, with $38 billion in annual sales, 182,000 employees, 42 million business and residential customers, and operations in 72 countries.
Within die Koolhaas masterplan, Christian de Portzamparc and Claude Vasconi have each set up `signal' office towers bestriding the TGV station while Jean Nouvel's 52000[m.
The size of the novel should not deter anyone who enjoys controversy, summary history, a global view of the Catholic church, and appreciates an incisive portrait of John Paul II, the visionary bestriding the planet.
Although I feared the ramp that jutted from the stage would see Garvey bestriding it like some overblown bow-legged Bono.
As well as bestriding the comedy map like a colossus, he's also had huge success in the pop charts.
Quite simply, with Russian wunderkind Nikolai Lugansky bestriding the keyboard like a colossus, this was a sensational account, and one that breathed new life into the old warhorse.
Brown compared himself recently to a brooding Heathcliff bestriding his domain in thoughtful contemplation.