Usage examples for unsheathe

  1. The ushers then put on their caps, unsheathe their swords, or raise their bayonets, and form an arch with them. – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway
  2. Tacitus tells us that when Agrippina saw one of the officers unsheathe his sword, she asked him to thrust her through the body which had borne her son. – The Women of the Caesars by Guglielmo Ferrero
  3. In the spirit of the Prince de Joinville, whose bombastic language towards England in 1848 had set an example not to be resisted, were the fire- eating words of a few French officers, who offered to " unsheathe their swords and place them at their sovereign's disposal," and so forth. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  4. The very thought of these crimson lobes, embodying as it were the first glow and ardor of the young summer, and with their power to unsheathe the taste and spur the nagging appetite, made life seem possible and desirable to him. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  5. In the suggestion that such poor quarry as waits us should be worthy thine endeavour, should warrant the Lion of the Faith to unsheathe his mighty claws. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  6. There were no more fights with knives, although when my wound was healed he did broach the subject again on two or three occasions, and was anxious to convince me that it would be greatly to our advantage to know how to defend ourselves with a knife while living among people who were always as ready on any slight provocation to draw a knife on you as a cat was to unsheathe its claws. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  7. It was generally believed later on that she would unsheathe the sword at the same time as Italy. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  8. These expectations in their more material form inspired the party of the Zelots during the earlier part of the first Christian century repeatedly to unsheathe the sword in the vain effort to overthrow Rome and to establish at once the rule of the Messiah. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  9. I knew this was not all; Nothing I said as greener you grew and taller, But dreamed alone of the day when your bud would unsheathe, And silently swell, and at last your crown would break Filling the air with clouds of colour and fragrance, Radiant waves, odours of immortality. – Poems - Second Series by J. C. Squire
  10. Unsheathe your dagger definitions. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  11. When freemen unsheathe the sword it should be to strike for liberty, not for despotism, or to uphold privileged monopolies in the oppression of the poor. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  12. The avenging sword unsheathe! – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White