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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of brandish.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And if you can do all this, why am I not seeing YOUR name brandished around as a top rate director/actor?

    Robert Zemeckis to Mo-Cap the Beatles Into a New Yellow Submarine | /Film

  • He again brandished his dagger, and said, "Thus die all enemies to Spain."

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • Out enough that she wouldn’t mind having her name brandished across the NY Jewish news circuit as having been dismissed from her job for being lesbian?

    The First Annual Greasy Latkes: Mislabeling the JCC | Jewschool

  • During their meeting in Caracas, Chávez presented Putin with the so-called Order of the Liberator -- Venezuela's highest honor -- and provided the Russian leader a replica of a sword brandished by South American independence hero Simon Bolívar, the namesake of Venezuela's socialist-inspired "Bolivarian Revolution."

    Nikolas Kozloff: Hugo Chávez's Geopolitical Rivalry Reaching Soaring New Heights

  • During their meeting in Caracas, Chávez presented Putin with the so-called Order of the Liberator -- Venezuela's highest honor -- and provided the Russian leader a replica of a sword brandished by South American independence hero Simon Bolívar, the namesake of Venezuela's socialist-inspired "Bolivarian Revolution."

    Nikolas Kozloff: Hugo Chávez's Geopolitical Rivalry Reaching Soaring New Heights

  • Felled by the ward of his intransigence, levelled and laid flat, sword brandished in denial – sword wafting words uttered emphatically in a trial of words by wards, falling for the trap of his own rhetorical thirst, falling into the gap between those who run first and those who carp and cry in the pack – an empty husk cracked and ablated, an old fool utterly trashed.

    Rhetorical Thirst (rev)

  • The exception is a sword brandished by a crusader-knight in the “Foam Soldier of God Photo Frame Magnet Craft Kit”.

    Holy Warrior Toys Sell in America

  • Felled by the ward of his intransigence, levelled and laid flat, sword brandished in denial – sword wafting words uttered emphatically in a trial of words by words, falling for the trap of his own rhetorical thirst, falling into the gap between those who run first and those who carp and cry in the pack – an empty husk cracked and ablated, an old fool trashed.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Behind Chris's head, as he halted at the open window, a search-light turned all ways in the night, like a sword brandished among the stars.

    The Return of the Soldier

  • Perhaps I have dozed a bit, for I must have turned the coin, unthinking, and now I see the reverse: a horseman, in full panoply, galloping, with naked sword brandished in his left hand, from which depends a severed head tight-clutched by long, flowing hair.

    The Lion's Brood

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