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Maybe - brace, brace - she'll even be back for a second season.
They have been told to brace themselves as the next few hours are critical.
In all likelihood, Democrats should brace for an ugly election night.
So, I conveyed this to Tom and we invited Tom over to our house for dinner and said, “brace yourself.”
At the first step she took, Mrs. brace put a hand on her arm.
One felt tempted to brace oneself for the rush that was to come.
It may brace Cecilia, but it will be too cold for me, I'm sure.
Bill let go the brace, turned as white as a sheet, and exclaimed, "I'm gone!"
And if she would marry him, her influence would make him take the brace all his friends had urged upon him.
early 14c., "piece of armor for the arms," also "thong, strap for fastening," from Old French brace, braz "arms," also "length measured by two arms" (12c., Modern French bras "arm, power;" brasse "fathom, armful, breaststroke"), from Latin bracchia, plural of bracchium "an arm, a forearm," from Greek brakhion "an arm" (see brachio-). Applied to various devices for fastening and tightening on notion of clasping arms. Of dogs, "a couple, a pair" from c.1400.
mid-14c., "to seize, grasp," also "wrap, enshroud; tie up, fetter," from Old French bracier "to embrace," from brace (see brace (n.)). Meaning "to render firm or steady by tensing" is mid-15c., earlier in figurative sense "strengthen or comfort" (someone), early 15c., with later extension to tonics, etc. that "brace" the nerves (cf. bracer "stiff drink"). Related: Braced; bracing.
An orthopedic appliance that supports or holds a movable part of the body in correct position while allowing motion of the part.
Often braces A dental appliance, constructed of bands and wires that is fixed to the teeth to correct irregular alignment.
A very stiff and exaggerated standing at military attention (1930s+ Armed forces and service academies)