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73 collocations for  breast

73 collocations for breast

Still Alexander breasted this storm; found time to plan for his serfs, and in 1803 put his hand to the work of helping them toward freedom.

While the 75th Division were making their magnificent effort at Enab the Lowlanders had breasted other and equally difficult hills to the north.

Sometimes, in shape of a snow-white fowl, he gave voice to sounds sweeter than those of the dying swan, and anon, changing to a young bull and fitting horns to his brow, he bellowed along the plains, and humbled his proud flanks to the touch of a virgin's knees, and, compelling his tired hoofs to do the office of oars, he breasted the waves of his brother's kingdom, yet sank not in its depths, but joyously bore away his prize.

breast the wave, breast the current; stem the tide, stem the torrent; face, confront, grapple with; show a bold front &c (courage) 861; present a front; make a stand, take one's stand.

'Twas a stranded ship on a rocky coast, One true heart brave, when hope was lost, How he toiled till all the shore had gained, And only a baby form remained On ship, how he breasted the surging tide With Death a-wrestling side by side, How he lifted the child to its mother's knee, As a great wave washed him out to sea.

And so the dream lay undisturbed under her eyelashes, and she breasted the slope of the big mountain with a buoyant step, oblivious of fatigue.

It had seemed to her, all these last sad weeks, as though she and her brood had been breasting stormy waters with no harbor in sight.

When he and his mount were breasting the first slight rise of the northern slope of Indian Ridgewhich ridge marks with its long, broad-backed bulk the southern boundary of the flats south of Farewell and forces the Marysville trail to travel five miles to go twoa rider emerged from a small boulder-strewn draw wherein tamaracks grew thinly.

Notwithstanding all these advantages, the strength of his impulses, and the numberless occasions on which he had breasted the surges of the Mediterranean, Sigismund, on recovering from his plunge, felt the fearful chances of the risk he ran, as the stern soldier meets the hazards of battle, in which he knows if there is victory there is also death.

The ocean lay a sapphire band in the east; in the west, on a long ridge, undulated the gray battlements of a city, the antique walls, warmed and glorified, breasting the flood of sunset.

FROHRING, V. O. S. M. A. adapted to breast milk for infants deprived of breast milk.

The birds were hopping and twittering among the bushes, and the eagle was wheeling aloft, and breasting the pure mountain breeze.

He was a good little runner, and he done his best; but when I breasted the tape I won a quick-claim deed to his loose change, to a brand-new office over a drug-store, and to enough nickel-plated pliers for a wire-tapper.

He might have been a real stormy petrel, breasting the billows in his birthday suit and expecting his feathers to be dried when and how the Lord pleased.

And there are intellectual absurdities and extravagances which hold out hopeful promise of noble doings yet: the eagle, which will breast the hurricane yet, may meet various awkward tumbles before he learns the fashion in which to use those iron wings.

When the wind is violent from the west, they come in over the city from the bay outside, strong-winged and undaunted, breasting the gale, now high, now low, but always working to windward, until they reach the shelter of the inland waters.

From that lone lake, the sweetest of the chain, That links the mountain to the mighty main, Fresh from the rock and swelling by the tree, Rushing to meet, and dare, and breast the sea Fair, noble, glorious river!

GREEN SILENCE Silence, whose drowsy eyelids are soft leaves, And whose half-sleeping eyes are the blue flowers, On whose still breast the water-lily heaves, For all her speech the whisper of the showers.

CHAPTER XVIII A PHILOSOPHER IN A QUANDARY Clarissa carried a double burden the next day, but she breasted the keen morning air so briskly that whatever her own thoughts upon the subject she gave no sign of her increasing responsibilities.

With leagues of wasteful water ringed about, And wrapped in sheeted foam from base to peak, A sheer, stupendous monolith, wrought out By the slow, ceaseless labor of the deeps, In awful isolation, old as Time, The gray, forbidding Rock of Skidloe stands Breasting the wild incursions of the North The grim antagonist of a thousand waves!

Sigismund had heard the heart-rending appeal of Adelheid, and, notwithstanding the awful strife of the elements and the fearful character of the night, he alone breasted the shock on his feet.

The Yellow breasted Chat naturally follows his superior in the art of mimicry.

Where are the choice companions of our youth, with whom we were to breast the difficulties and share the triumphs of existence?

Then as it appeared again and with three bounds cleared the beach and plunged into the sea, she knew that it was no horse but a huge stageven such a stag as she had seen portrayed on menagerie postersa huge Exmoor stag leaping dark against the sun, but with a flame along the russet-gold ridge of his back and flame tipping his noble antlers as he laid them back and breasted the quiet swell of the waves.

The way was up hill and down, in gentle slopes, and soon after starting they breasted the brow of a hill and were confronted by half a dozen mounted men, who seemed as much astonished at the encounter as they were.

On the 13th of February we breasted a small settlement on our left, called Providence, in Louisiana.

They seem like the souls of the long, long lost, Who breasted the ocean-main Vikings whose vessels were tempest-tossed, Voyagers who sailed, whatever the cost, And never came home again.

Gathering speed again they swept through Beckhampton village, where the Bath road falls off to the left, and breasting the high downs towards Yatesbury, they trotted on to Cheril.

To starboard, thinning lights told the Master they were breasting Spuyten Duyvil.

So then I took to baitin' me breast an' sayin' 'The will o' God be done!'

A faint medley of sounds blended by distance turned heads towards the east; and presently, breasting the mustard field that lay level and yellow to the hills, came Josรฉ's squad of vaqueros, with Josรฉ himself leading the group at a pace that was recklessly headlong, his crimson sash floating like a pennant in the breeze he stirred to life as he charged down upon them.

The Flying Fish, however, rode the sweeping seas gallantly, breasting even the biggest combers bravely and buoyantly.

We breasted the ridge and jogged toward the cedar forest, which we entered without having seen the hounds show interest in anything.

A Sphinx lay there before the door, Half-brutish and half-human, A lioness in trunk and claws, In head and breasts a woman.

They seem like the souls of the long, long lost, Who breasted the ocean-main Vikings whose vessels were tempest-tossed, Voyagers who sailed, whatever the cost, And never came home again.

Here sits a raw of tittlin' jads, Wi' heavin breasts an' bare neck; An'there a batch o' wabster lads.

He was not at the head of a prosperous church and society, rich and well-to-do in the world,but, as the pioneer leader of a new theology, in a country where theology was the all-absorbing interest, he had to breast the reaction that ever attends the advent of new ideas.

And as the years go by my respect and reverence and wonder increase for these men of elemental lives, these horny-handed toilers with physical things, these uncomplaining users of brawn and bone, these giants who breast the elements, who till the earth and handle iron, who fight the natural forces with their bodies.

vainly fears Thy flooded cheek to wet them with its tears; No tears can chill them, and no bosom warms, Thy breast their death-bed, coffined in thine arms!

There was, in this attitude toward Europe,in this standing forth as the representative man of Absolutism, and breasting the nineteenth century,something of greatness; but in his attitude toward Russia this greatness was wretchedly diminished.

Calmly they put forth the necessary exertion, breasted the Intrepid off with spars, and pressing on their sweeps, caused her slowly to withdraw from the vicinity of the burning mass.

That whole portion of the line gave way in disorder, and fled from the field, which was strewed with their dead; and, as the other supports had not kept up, the Virginians under Pickett were left alone to breast the tempest which had now burst upon them in all its fury.

How could he breast the mighty rush?

In due course McTurtle found himself on the front seat of a motor lorry breasting the spurs of Mt. Parnassus.

Is not her breath Sweet as Arabian winds, when fruits are ripe? Are not her breasts two liquid Ivory balls?

After the terrible siege of '71, when the last German was gone, and our houses had breasted the ordeal of the Commune, I was sent to the South.

They seem like the souls of the long, long lost, Who breasted the ocean-main Vikings whose vessels were tempest-tossed, Voyagers who sailed, whatever the cost, And never came home again.

For reasons unknown to the present writer, the force directed by Lee to be held in readiness, and to move at once to Gordon's support, did not go forward; the brave commander and his men were left to breast the whole weight of the Federal onslaught which ensued; and disaster followed the first great success.

In spite of rock and tempest-roar, In spite of false lights on the shore, Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea!

He could see them breasting the first sweep of the current, their heads held high, struggling for the opposite shore.

I think that as I stood near the hot funnel, breasting the wind, and vacantly staring at the smooth expanse that continually slipped from under us, I understood myself better than I had done before.

There were places where we had to scramble up loose cliffs amid a tangle of vines, and then we would dip into a little glade, and then once again breast a precipice.

In this sweet scene, to all the virtues kind, Mild Zamor own'd the richest gifts of mind; For o'er his tuneful breast the heav'nly muse Shed from her sacred spring, inspiring dews.

They were through New Westminster and rolling across the Fraser bridge before she was well settled in the seat, breasting the road with a lurch and a swing at the curves, a noise under that long hood like giant bees in an empty barrel.

It was about two o'clock on the afternoon of the 6th of February that, breasting a chain of low sandy hills, the huge golden dome of the Tomb of Fatima became visible.

Not the body, but the soul of a man, passed across my field of vision, armed for earth-strife, gallantly breasting life.

Twenty yards from home Richards, who had picked up all but two yards of the lead, began to stagger and waver, while Dennis hung to it true and steady, and breasted the tape three yards in advance, winning his "Y" at last!

And breasts more sheeny than thyself, O Moon, Fresh from the wrestler's glorious toil they came.

And for play they tramped the moors with their brother; they breasted the keen and stormy weather; the sun, the moon, the stars, and the winds knew them; and it is of these fierce, radiant, elemental things that Charlotte and Emily wrote as no women before them had ever written.

The song of the mavis should wake me at morn, And the grey breasted lintie reply from the thorn; While the clear brook should run in the sun's yellow beam,

On reaching the north-western end of the island, another steamer was waiting for us, and we again breasted the stream of the Ottawa.

The storm that tears its leaves has paid tribute to its strength, and it breasts the tornado clad in the spoils of a hundred hurricanes.

The breathing had now grown slower and less convulsive, and at length became gentle almost like that of one asleep; the distressed look changed into a look of sweet repose; the eyes shut; the lips closed; and the whole scene recalled her own lines: Oh, where are words to tell the joy unpriced Of the rich heart, that breasting waves no more, Drifts thus to shore, Laden with peace and tending unto Christ!

No joy touched him as he breasted summits and looked down on wide sweeps of forest and rippling water.

They were now to meet, not the helpless savages who had been their victims, but men of that same fighting strain who in this good year breasted the hail of death, swarmed up the heights and planted the colors on the intrenchments of Santiago.

There was in this attitude toward Europein this standing forth as the representative man of absolutism, and breasting the nineteenth centurysomething of greatness; but in his attitude toward Russia this greatness was wretchedly diminished.

The breathing had now grown slower and less convulsive, and at length became gentle almost like that of one asleep; the distressed look changed into a look of sweet repose; the eyes shut; the lips closed; and the whole scene recalled her own lines: Oh, where are words to tell the joy unpriced Of the rich heart, that breasting waves no more, Drifts thus to shore, Laden with peace and tending unto Christ!

Through these Pringle breasted his way, seeking even more to protect himself from above than from below, forced at times to crawl through an open space exposed to possible fire from both sides; so came at last to the masses of splintered and broken rock at the foot of the cliff, where he sank breathless and panting.

Nevertheless even this movement decided me to delay my attempt no longer, and, with strong, silent strokes I swam forward, directly breasting the force of the incoming sea, yet making fair progress.

that's the way the ball bounces, that's the way the cookie crumbles; you never know what may turn up, you never know what the future will bring; the plot thickens; breasts the blows of circumstance [Tennyson]; so runs round of life from hour to hour

It is scarcely conceivable how Boaz Negro could have come through this much of his life still possessed of that unquenchable and priceless exuberance; how he would sing in the dawn; how, simply listening to the recital of deeds in gale or brawl, he could easily forget himself a blind man, tied to a shop and a last; easily make of himself a lusty young fellow breasting the sunlit and adventurous tide of life.

Onward it came from the southward, as bulky and black as a galley, Lazily coasting along, as the fish fled leaping before it; Lazily breasting the ripple, and watching by sandbar and headland, Listening for laughter of maidens at bleaching, or song of the fisher, Children at play on the pebbles, or cattle that pawed on the sand-hills.

"I dinna ken; but these messages about Generals and sic'-like bodies" At this moment, as ill-luck will have it, the Signal Sergeant appears breasting the hillside.