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brandish

b ran dish

  • n  the act of waving
  • v  move or swing back and forth
  • v  exhibit aggressively
    brandish a sword

  • The signs they carry brandish their sentiments: "Top Model means Top $," "Reality Needs a Re-write" and "Tyra is Union Why Not Me?" The timing of the strike could not have .
  • Some locals brandish grainy pictures of what could be anything from a log to a boat, and swear it is evidence of the outsize serpent.
  • In a reference to the Ben-Hur chariot race, they brandish hubcap spear hooks to disable their opponent's vehicle.
News & Articles

  • Court says jury should have final say in minimums
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a jury should have the final say on facts that can trigger mandatory minimum sentences in criminal trials. The high court on Monday overturned the sentencing in Allen Alleyne's case in a 5-4 judgment. He was convicted of robbery and firearm possession in Richmond, Va. The jury said Alleyne's accomplice did not brandish a weapon, but the judge said he did ...
    June 17, 2013 - Boston Herald
Quotes

  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Accra Daily Mail
    The Iranian leader added: "I have said that the US government and its allies are mistaken if they think they can brandish the stick of resolution and then sit down to talk with us, such a thing will not happen," AFP news agency reports.
  • Roman Polanski in guardian.co.uk
    It will be very dependent on visual effects,Polanski told trade magazine Variety. "I don't like to brandish effects, but the truth is that there have been a lot. Pianist had about 200 CGI effects and Oliver Twist had at least 400. It's...
  • Raj Thackeray in NDTV.com
    It is okay if Sikhs brandish swords but I am taken to task if I just mention about it (sword),said Raj, whose anti-north Indian remarks have invited police action and widespread criticism.

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