[ US /ˈbɹeɪst/ ]
[ UK /bɹˈe‍ɪst/ ]
  1. held up by braces or buttresses
  2. positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger
    he stood to attention with his shoulders braced
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How To Use braced In A Sentence

  • Rose of Sharon braced her body against the movements of the car in an effort to protect her fetus.
  • McCoy had fully embraced the idea of belated fatherhood his declarations to the contrary notwithstanding. The Better Man
  • Hazel wore a medieval-styled dress with a gold-braced bodice, gold chiffon sleeves and a gold train.
  • As she embraced him, she felt his shrunken arms and shuddered; the muscular vibrance that had always been the essence of his personality was completely absent. Empire of Dreams
  • After eight years of a presidency that valued cronyism over brains (or even competence) and embraced an anti-intellectualism apotheosized by Sarah Palin, it's a godsend to have a president who puts a premium on merit. Steven G. Brant: Progressives Deserve to Be Worried About the Obama Administration
  • He embraced a model known as vehicular cycling, which involves training cyclists to operate their bicycles as vehicles. The Texas Observer: In the Current Issue
  • She embraced her new life and this picture shows how well she has adjusted a year after her arrival. Times, Sunday Times
  • Apple itself has never embraced the kind of all-you-can-eat monthly subscription service at the core of Rhapsody, and the truth is subscription services have never really caught on a big way. Real's Rhapsody music app arrives on iPhone
  • The road meanders high above the waters of lakes and rivers, embraced by the meringue summits of the mountains.
  • Traditional Chinese philosophy embraced these as yin and yang, each of which contain the seed of the other.
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