1 I have seen this whole body of horse, upon a word of command, draw their swords at once, and brandish them in the air.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
2 Peter put the melons in a row on the oilcloth-covered table and stood over them, brandishing a butcher knife.
3 Hawkeye was in front, brandishing his terrible rifle and animating his followers by his example.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 32
4 Up he leapt, toppling in his fright, and saw coming towards him a terrible peaked eyeless monster moving on legs, brandishing arms.
5 "Deal me the prize, cousin Prince," said Wamba; "I have vanquished my foe in fair fight with sword and shield," he added, brandishing the brawn in one hand and the wooden sword in the other.
6 Courfeyrac had seized it, and was brandishing it, mingling with his arguments the rattling of this sheet of paper.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE BACK ROOM OF THE CAFE MUSAIN
7 The brandishing of a triggerless pistol, grasped in one's hand in the open street, is so much of a public function that Gavroche felt his fervor increasing with every moment.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 11: CHAPTER II—GAVROCHE ON THE MARCH
8 And hearing that voice, he went into the corner where stood his two heavy dumbbells, and began brandishing them like a gymnast, trying to restore his confident temper.
9 He chased a crowd of ragged girls, brandishing his unloaded catapult and, when two ragged boys began, out of chivalry, to fling stones at us, he proposed that we should charge them.
10 Among the latter was a long engraving of a battle scene, wherein soldiers in three-cornered hats were brandishing huge drums and slender lances.
11 These words uttered, he issued towering from the gates, brandishing his mighty spear: with him in serried column rush Antheus and Mnestheus, and all the throng streams forth of the camp.
12 He picked up dried flowers with his toes and brandished them in the belt of sunlight.
13 Elsewhere in dreadful guise Mezentius brandishes his Etruscan pine and hurls smoking brands; but Messapus, tamer of horses, seed of Neptune, tears away the palisading and calls for ladders to the ramparts.
14 So clamouring he pursues, and brandishes his drawn sword, and sees not that his rejoicing is drifting with the winds.
15 He, eager for battle, had already clasped on the greaves of gold right and left, and scorning delay, brandishes his spear.