No other man in all that host could have breasted those great waves without being dashed to pieces on the rocks.
In silence they breasted their way to the shore and around the headland.
Then silently for awhile they breasted the slighter incline of the summit.
So may the storms be breasted by walls they cannot shake from their foundations.
I turned my horse straight at the steep bank, and he breasted it.
breasted denies that the ka was an element of the personality.
It was a little before midnight that he breasted the first rise of Jersey hills above Hackensack.
No boat was to be found; he breasted the stream upon the stout courser.
She breasted the rising seas bravely, for she was very light, and her black crew handled her beautifully.
And now, as we breasted the ascent, far away we heard drums beating.
Old English breost "breast, bosom; mind, thought, disposition," from Proto-Germanic *breustam "breast" (cf. Old Saxon briost, Old Frisian briast, Old Norse brjost, Dutch borst, German brust, Gothic brusts), perhaps literally "swelling" and from PIE root *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (cf. Middle Irish bruasach "having a broad, strong chest," Old Irish bruinne "breast"). The spelling conforms to the Scottish and northern England dialectal pronunciation. Figurative sense of "seat of the emotions" was in Old English.
Either of two milk-secreting, glandular organs on the chest of a woman; mammary gland; mamma.
A corresponding rudimentary gland in the male.
The superior ventral surface of the human body, extending from the neck to the abdomen.