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Idioms for sword
- to engage in combat; fight.
- to disagree violently; argue: The board members crossed swords in the selection of a president.
Origin of sword
OTHER WORDS FROM swordswordless, adjectiveswordlike, adjective
Words nearby sword
Example sentences from the Web for sword
It comes at the film’s conclusion, after Mulan has returned home to her family and received her father’s blessing for running away with his sword and armor.The history of Mulan, from a 6th-century ballad to the live-action Disney movie|Constance Grady|September 4, 2020|Vox
Original props from Aliens, Terminator, Avatar, The Abyss…I saw the original sword from Conan the Barbarian that Arnold Schwarzenegger had once given Cameron as a gift.‘The Dream Architects’: Inside the making of gaming’s biggest franchises|Rachel King|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Psychology is a bit of a double-edged sword, because it is so intuitively interesting to all of us.5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Ep. 334 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 9, 2020|Freakonomics
But then the sword is miraculously returned to him, and he girds for battle once again.
Jonathan Gruber, the economist who helped design Romneycare and the Affordable Care Act, falls on his sword before Congress.
Unlike all the trailers and screen shots for the movie, in the Bible Moses never holds a sword or wears armor.
Joshua puts to the sword women, infants, and animals at Jericho.
At Towton Field, on 29th March, 1461, 33,000 men perished by the sword and were buried there.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She spied the sword, picked it up, and seeing the blood, let it fall again with her hands thrown wide.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. XII (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
And the burning wood hissed in the eye, just as the red-hot iron hisses in the water when a man seeks to temper steel for a sword.Myths and Legends of All Nations|Various
Roland sprang into it, a pistol in one hand, his sword in the other.The Companions of Jehu|Alexandre Dumas, pre
David did much better with his sling than he would have done with Saul's sword and spear.How To Do It|Edward Everett Hale
He added no more; but took his hat and sword, and went out of the room.The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless|Eliza Haywood
British Dictionary definitions for sword
- violence or power, esp military power
- death; destructionto put to the sword
Derived forms of swordswordless, adjectiveswordlike, adjective
Word Origin for sword
Idioms and Phrases with sword
In addition to the idiom beginning with sword
- sword of Damocles
- at sword's point
- cross swords