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daggers-drawing

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Readiness to fight, or a state of contest, as or as if with daggers.

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Examples

  • She, her husband, and all his relations are at daggers-drawing; and Valleton will die soon, and won't leave her a farthing in his will, I foresee, and all the fine Valleton estate goes to God knows whom!

    Tales and Novels — Volume 03

  • The partisans of the old and the new school were here to be seen at daggers-drawing.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 05

  • She, her husband, and all his relations are at daggers-drawing; and Valleton will die soon, and won't leave her a farthing in his will, I foresee, and all the fine

    Belinda

  • Lady Delacour and she are at daggers-drawing, and it will be delicious to her to hear her ladyship handsomely abused.

    Belinda

  • I seek this other boy, if I would prevent daggers-drawing betwixt him and the young Seyton.”

    The Abbot

  • _the_ bosom friend, _l'amie intime_, that insupportable Helen, who is ever at daggers-drawing with me.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 08

  • (though betrayed by their knavery, or at best by their ignorance, insomuch that they have all solemnly charged one another with their failures therein, and have been at daggers-drawing publickly about it), yet now none greater friends in the world.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Nov/Dec 1665

  • I must confess, and hope you can't blame me; when I saw two at daggers-drawing, that I ran to the strongest. "

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

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