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 Meanings and Examples of BRACE
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 n.  something which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly, as bandage, cord, or rod;
Classic Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
1  Once they made him wear a brace but he fretted so he was downright ill.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
2  So they stood, each with a foot placed at an angle as a brace, and both shoving with might and main, and glowering at each other with hate.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
3  Huck was given a seat and the old man and his brace of tall sons speedily dressed themselves.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
4  I got to tell the truth, and you want to brace up, Miss Mary, because it's a bad kind, and going to be hard to take, but there ain't no help for it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII.
5  He went into his cabin and came back with a brace of pistols.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
6  Together all set their sheets, and all at once slacken their canvas to left and again to right; together they brace and unbrace the yard-arms aloft; prosperous gales waft the fleet along.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
7  First he commands his comrades to follow his signals, brace their courage to arms and prepare for battle.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
8  It was a brace of pistols, hanging near the head of her grandfather's bed, which he always kept there loaded, as a precaution against possible burglars, the house being very lonely.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 4 The Ministrations of a Half-forgotten One
9  Then tears come; and, like the rain on the ropes, they brace us up, until perhaps the strain become too great, and we break.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
10  Now, Chichikov," went on Nozdrev, "let me show you a truly magnificent brace of dogs.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
11  "Another petitioner," answered the man with the braces.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XX
12  Rostov turned and was about to go, but the man in the braces stopped him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XX
13  By and by Calypso brought him some linen to make the sails, and he made these too, excellently, making them fast with braces and sheets.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK V
14  I am already far north of London, and as I walk in the streets of Petersburgh, I feel a cold northern breeze play upon my cheeks, which braces my nerves and fills me with delight.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 1
15  A coat and waistcoat were lying on the floor, and from a hook behind the door, with his own braces round his neck, was hanging the managing director of the Franco-Midland Hardware Company.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
Example Sentence:
1  My daughter has to wear a brace on her teeth.
2  I used to wear a brace.
3  He was recently fitted with a brace for his bad back.
4  The passengers were told to brace themselves for a crash landing.
5  After the brace is on, the strap is tightened to pull the foot into a better position.
6  There was no superfluous ornament in the room -- not one modern piece of furniture, save a brace of workboxes and a lady's desk in rosewood, which stood on a side-table: everything -- including the carpet and curtains -- looked at once well worn and well saved.
7  I'm bracing myself to be met by heat, humidity and what Kerry describes as a pungent odor.
8  I'm kind of bracing myself for that album.
9  Superstition was with me at that moment; but it was not yet her hour for complete victory: my blood was still warm; the mood of the revolted slave was still bracing me with its bitter vigour.
10  Cathy braced herself to see Matthew, who she expected to arrive at any minute.
11  The base was braced for an attack.
12  He braced himself for the icy plunge into the black water.
13  She braced herself to lead a normal life.
14  He told me he had some bad news for me and I braced myself for a shock.
15  Hundreds of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people.