Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, Classified So as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas

Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, Classified So as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... an alarmist. Exploit, feat, achievement; heroic deed, act, &c. A hero, Hector, Hotspur, Amazon, bully, fire-eater, &c. (863). A lion, tiger, bull-dog, gamecock, fighting-cock. V. To be courageous, &c, to dare; to face, front, affront, confront, despise, brave, defy, &c. danger; to take courage, to muster, summon up, or pluck up courage, to rally. To venture, make bold, face, defy, brave, beard, hold out, bear up against. Phr. To look in the face; to show a bold front; to come to the scratch; to "screw one's courage to the sticking place;" to bell the cat; to take the bull by the horns; to march up to the cannon's mouth; to go through fire and water. To give, infuse, or inspire courage; to encourage, embolden, inspirit. Phr. To pat on the back; to make a man of; to keep in countenance. Adj. Courageous, brave, valiant, valorous, gallant, intrepid. Spirited, high-spirited, high-mettled, mettlesome, spiritful, manly, manful, resolute, stout, stout-hearted, iron-hearted, heait of oak, lion-hearted, firm, dogged, indomitable. Bold, bold-spirited, daring, audacious, fearless, dauntless, dreadless, undaunted, aweless, unappalled, undismayed, unawed, unabashed, unalarmed, unflinching, unshrinking, unblenching, unblenched, unapprehensive. Enterprising, venturous, adventurous, venturesome, dashing, doughty, chivalrous, heroic, fierce, savage. Unfeared, undreaded, &c. Phr. Up to the scratch; brave as a lion; bold as brass; brave to the back-bone. A runaway, fugitive. V. To quail, &c. (860), to flinch, slink, fight shy, shy, turn tail, run away, scamper. Phr. To show the white feather; ante tubam trepidat; to take to one's heels; to cut and run; to fly for one's life. Adj. Coward, cowardly, pusillanimous, shy, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236605292
  • 9781236605290