Meanwhile, most Indians seem to be expecting, and bracing themselves for, the inevitable: the next big one.
Thomas is bracing for a wave of anti-gun sentiment nationally.
In a night full of demagoguery, it was a bracing moment of realism.
For the moment, the iceberg looms nigh, and Ryan is bracing for impact.
And so these women are likely bracing for their lives to be blown apart.
The bracing effect of the sea air was being felt in every fibre of my frame.
She had a desire to chastise thought by strong, bracing action.
The air was crisp and bracing, with a promise of frost and painted leaves.
This is just the season of the year to enjoy the bracing air.
The bracing of sea-piers is very liable to slacken if made with pin-and-eye ends, as is often done for round rods.
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)