American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To draw from or as if from a sheath or scabbard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To draw from the sheath or scabbard.
- To come out from a sheath.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To deprive of a sheath; to draw from the sheath or scabbard, as a sword.
- v. draw from a sheath or scabbard
“People who have pledged their lives to fighting Islamic extremism, when asked about Charles Johnson now, unsheathe a word they do not throw around lightly ...”
“Broken tooth, skull ring, earring, kohl eyes --- he's Cpt. Jack Sparrow's father, lurching though life as if it's a pirate movie, ready to unsheathe his knife for any reason, or none.”
“And that if he and his colleagues can unsheathe it Sunday, they'll win.”
“First the brothers swear fidelity to one another, then they unsheathe the knives.”
“Meanwhile, in the darkened depths, a threat greater than any Thor has ever before faced rises when the malignant Mangog threatens to unsheathe the Odinsword and bring Ragnarok upon the Norse gods.”
“He met them in the clubs, and wondered how real was the good-fellowship they displayed and how quickly they would unsheathe their claws and gouge and rend.”
“I can suspend my disbelief for men who unsheathe adamantium claws through their knuckles and aliens who spit acid and Tina Fey as a frumpy mess with no sex appeal well, I have trouble with that last one.”
“Leviticus 26:33 states: "And you, I will scatter among the nations, I will unsheathe the sword after you, leaving your country desolate and your cities in ruins.”
“Over the decades, he would unsheathe "Howl" like a weapon, when necessary.”
“Savor every pitch Stephen Strasburg throws from now until late August - all 1,000 or so - because the Nationals will not unsheathe their phenom again from then until after winter thaws.”
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