brandish

Part of speech: verb

To wave triumphantly or defiantly.

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Usage examples "brandish":

  1. Also, if you ever need our help, you have but to brandish the ring, and the gleam of it will reach us, and we will be with you wherever you may be. - "The Field of Clover", Laurence Housman.
  2. Then as the warriors began to dance about the stake and brandish their weapons, the old Mystery Woman suddenly appeared before the Shawnees. - "Spotted Deer", Elmer Gregor.
  3. Like some vile reptile it had found within him some cave from which it might emerge to brandish its hideous envenomed horned head, and into which betimes it might withdraw. - "We Three", Gouverneur Morris.