Definitions

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  • n. A mercenary, especially a sword-using one.

Etymologies

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sell +‎ sword

Examples

  • On Game of Thrones Flynn will be playing Bronn, a roguish sellsword encountered by several characters in a tavern.

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  • He had heard from a wandering sellsword that there were warriors in Kai Amur who could find such loveliness in a sunrise that they could kill or be killed thinking of it, and never flinch from the blade either way.

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  • Moreover, while he was fairly certain he could keep the girl muzzled—exposing the truth would expose her son, and a mother as softhearted as this one would never do that—he had no such control over the sellsword.

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  • There are three major characters: the sellsword named Vanderjack, a gnome fighter named Theodenes, and a decidedly ugly young woman named Gredchen.

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  • It implies a place in the world normally that of a wandering sellsword.

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  • Between them stands a common sellsword; each great man bids the sellsword kill the other two, says Lord Varys

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  • In Tyrosh he should be able to curse the gods, call a man a cheat, and order up an ale, thanks to a sellsword he had once known at the Rock.

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  • Burning the body was proper to honor the dead child and see his soul safely to Celestia’s realm—it was what any anointed soul deserved—but the sellsword would hear nothing of it.

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  • A third man heard about a sellsword she’d loved one summer night and never seen again.

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  • The sellsword had neither friends nor allies, and no credibility in court; he didn’t pose any serious threat.

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