bestrode bestrode  /bɪ ˈstroʊd/

Definition(s):

  • (v) get up on the back of

Usage(s):

  1. True, the British Museum and Kew Gardens were founded in the 1750s, when Britain bestrode the world.
  2. The colossus that once bestrode the globe seemed to be stuck in the Middle Eastern sands--and unable to prevent the seemingly inevitable confrontation between Iran and Israel.
  3. In GM's case, the company that once bestrode the world now has trouble paying its bills.

News

  • Why Obama's March on Washington Failed

    Martin Luther King Jr. never had any corporate sponsors. But the program for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington was replete with "appreciation" for AT&T, Exxon Mobil, and Target. The half-century old march was a demand for government action, so politicians were missing from the podium. This time, three presidents bestrode the dais. ...
    on August 29, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "There's hardly anyone in the story with clean hands, and hardly anyone who's not affected kind of tragically," Neill agrees. "At the same time, these people were larger than life. They bestrode history. They were extraordinary figures in an...
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: Sam Neill Source: Los Angeles Daily News

  2. "His love for the game knew no bounds and he was always looking to the future to ensure that the game thrived and that the players were properly treated and happy in their chosen field. Allan bestrode the world of cricket like a colossus," said...
    on Mar 9, 2005 By: Jackie Hendriks Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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