strengthening; invigorating: This mountain air is bracing.
of, relating to, or serving as a brace.
|stimulating, revivifying, energizing
- brac·ing·ly, adverb
- brac·ing·ness, noun
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How to use bracing in a sentence
Luckily, we have the benefit of being able to read the future even as we watch Thirteen Lives, and that leaves us free to enjoy Howard’s crackerjack storytelling skills, not to mention the picture’s bracing, casually heroic lead performances.Thirteen Lives Is a Vivid Retelling of an Extraordinary Rescue | Stephanie Zacharek | July 29, 2022 | Time
Then Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dialed into the meeting via teleconference with a bracing appeal that left some of the world-weary politicians with watery eyes.Historic sanctions on Russia had roots in emotional appeal from Zelensky | David J. Lynch, Michael Birnbaum, Ellen Nakashima, Paul Sonne | February 27, 2022 | Washington Post
That early space race with the then-Soviet Union was actually a very bracing thing for both countries, driving technological innovation.NASA Boss Bill Nelson On a Space Race With China, the Future of the Space Station and More | Jeffrey Kluger | January 5, 2022 | Time
That often means also dropping some weight, since lifting heavier would necessitate bracing against your abdomen and pelvic floor.
These hearings are taking place as Brazil still averages around 2,000 coronavirus deaths daily, with many bracing for third wave, and the public-health system is battered to the point of near-collapse.Jair Bolsonaro is facing a political reckoning in Brazil. How far will it go? | Jen Kirby | June 4, 2021 | Vox
The strategic coastal city of Mariupol is bracing for attack as pro-Russian rebels move south and say the capital isn't safe.
Headlines big and small proclaim the bracing news: democratization, as a global project, is over.
It had a lot to do with prevailing medical opinion that bracing climates were essential to good health.
We in turn can briefly marvel at the bracing, if distant, possibility of a King Harry.Prince Harry Should Be King: The Royal Family’s Ace Card | Tim Teeman | June 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But it also shows an optimism that should be genuinely bracing and energizing for Americans of all ages.
Matt had come to a quick stop, disengaging his right foot from the toe-clip and bracing the motor-cycle upright.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
There is also in large bridges wind-bracing to stiffen the structure against horizontal forces.
It can be stiffened by girders and bracing and is then of mixed type, when it loses much of its advantage in economy.
At first girders had solid or plate webs, but for spans over 100 ft. the web always now consists of bracing bars.
Connecting the flanges is a vertical web which may be a solid plate or a system of bracing bars.
British Dictionary definitions for bracing
refreshing; stimulating; invigorating: the air here is bracing
a system of braces used to strengthen or support: the bracing supporting the building is perfectly adequate
- bracingly, adverb
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