In the midst a dark and lazy current, which a tall man might bestride, crept twisting like a snake among the weeds and rushes.
Sheer audacity is at times the surest steed a man can bestride.
To most of us, to borrow from Shakespeare, he seems to bestride this narrow world like a Colossus.
After the death of his master no one was permitted to bestride that good horse.
But there was one great man who was in both sections, a painter and a poet, who may be said to bestride the chasm like a giant.
These lads are as lithe and lean as the ponies they bestride.
To bestride is to stand over anything with one foot on each side.
He seemed to bestride it as we could imagine Alexander bestriding his Bucephalus.
As for that, said Gareth, I shall not fail you an I may bestride mine horse.
"I shall not fail you if I can bestride my horse," said Gareth.