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Sample sentences for the GRE study word firebrand

firebrand can be used as a noun

1.Our firebrand brother, Paris, burns us all. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.In his turn, it was Marius who was the firebrand and M. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.some of your labour Cytherea, thou blissful Lady sweet That with thy firebrand dauntest when thee lest. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
4.And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. - from The King James Bible
5.The education which she had received had always talked to her of the soul, and never of love, very much as one might talk of the firebrand and not of the flame. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. - from The King James Bible
7.And Venus laughed upon every wight For January was become her knight, And woulde both assaye his courage In liberty, and eke in marriage, And with her firebrand in her hand about Danced before the bride and all the rout. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
8."Stop a bit," said the dragoon, placing his saber like a spit upon the two large iron dogs which held the firebrands in the chimney, "stop a bit, I am in it. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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