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Unsheathe   Listen
verb
Unsheathe  v. t.  To deprive of a sheath; to draw from the sheath or scabbard, as a sword.
To unsheathe the sword, to make war.






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"Unsheathe" Quotes from Famous Books



... arms! to arms! ye brave! The avenging sword unsheathe! March on! march on! all hearts ...
— Familiar Quotations • John Bartlett

... to cover his mistake. "In the suggestion that such poor quarry as waits us should be worthy thine endeavour, should warrant the Lion of the Faith to unsheathe his mighty claws. Thou," he continued with ringing scorn, "thou the inspirer of a hundred glorious fights in which whole fleets have been engaged, to take the seas upon so trivial an errand—one galeasse to swoop upon a single ...
— The Sea-Hawk • Raphael Sabatini

... which were written near the beginning of the Roman period. These expectations in their more material form inspired the party of the Zelots during the earlier part of the first Christian century repeatedly to unsheathe the sword in the vain effort to overthrow Rome and to establish at once the rule of the Messiah. It was because this type of hope was so strong in the minds of the common people that the false messiahs who rose from time to time were ...
— The Makers and Teachers of Judaism • Charles Foster Kent

... said Roland Graeme; "and let me pray you, fair sir, since by such addition you choose for the present to be addressed, may I not barely unsheathe this fair weapon, in pure simplicity of desire to know whether so fair a hilt and scabbard are matched ...
— The Abbot • Sir Walter Scott

... this time therefore kept that Power quiet. As for Austria, she undoubtedly wished to intervene, but did not choose to risk a war with Russia, which would probably have brought another overthrow. Italy would not unsheathe her sword for France unless the latter recognised her right to Rome (which the Italian troops entered on September 20). To this the young French Republic demurred. Great Britain, of course, adhered to the policy of neutrality which ...
— The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) • John Holland Rose



Words linked to "Unsheathe" :   draw, get out, sheathe, pull out, pull



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