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Below you will find the definition of rapier, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
EXAMPLES - Rapier in a Sentence
- Despite his rapier wit, he was sensitive to criticism. (source)
- This is the mechanism of rising inequality. rapier says: (source)
- In fact, the back edge of this rapier is sharp enough to draw blood. (source)
- The financial and banking system is literally a vampire. rapier says: (source)
- Alas, that night Colbert left his usual rapier wit in his other suit ... (source)
- I thought my rapier-like analysis was going to bring you to your knees ... (source)
- My your rapier like wit has pierced deep into my heart & wounded me deeply. (source)
- The Norwegians beat them then, and they beat them now, heh heh. rapier says: (source)
- Remember when they added 800k job losses as an yearend revision. rapier Says: (source)
- Cameron does not have that lightning a thought process nor that fine a rapier. (source)
- From humble cap-doffing to Cember, to swaggering rapier feinting to Linda Smith. (source)
- That's the kind of rapier wit I thought had died out with the Algonquin Round Table. (source)
- Well, I'm not THAT new to TPM but I guess I just missed the point of your rapier wit. (source)
- The matter of the 'rapier' occurred to me again and so I arrived at a definite decision. (source)
- So, dieter, do you think Germany would have been better off without the Euro? rapier says: (source)
- He jabbed at the hammer with his rapier, only to see the blade turned by the smooth astral metal. (source)
- At strategic points he exchanges the bludgeon of his righteousness with the rapier of a jackhammer. (source)
- And if you're going for the rapier and set up with the axe handle instead, it can be pretty devastating. (source)
- For the past two years, political activism had been my rapier for dispatching the bad, to resurrect the good. (source)
- But a white softness was all around, and the rapier cuts broughtforth only soft white clouds of unknown warmth. (source)
- The film doesn't have the rapier wit of his previous feature "Waiting for Guffman," a sly send-up of amateur theatrics. (source)
- He's also a rapier sharp writer and video writer/director/actor whose schtick extends way beyond the "host with the most." (source)
- First it was him and Hillary caricatured as rapier dueling pirates fighting over a treasure chest as if on the cover of a VHS tape. (source)
- Ed, when you have to make facts up to prove your case, you just look foolish for then congratulating your own awesomeness. rapier says: (source)
- "And there was always that rapier wit," says Robin McCabe, now professor and director of the University of Washington's School of Music. (source)
- A tall, lithe, rather rakishly clad coatimundi stood nearest the wagon, gesturing animatedly in the merchant's direction with a thin rapier. (source)
- A gleam in his adversary's eye, a momentary pressure from his rapier, and the fencer finds that he instantly made the right parry and return. (source)
- It was just because John looked so remarkably like Peter Sellers that I didn't want to expose him to Peter's rapier wit, if the truth be told. (source)
- But as Cornel West quipped, even slave plantations had full employment. rapier, your concern for the well-being of the lower orders is touching. (source)
- An expert with both saber and rapier, he has killed several in duels, and there are those who find his presence in the Crescent of Nobles displeasing. (source)
- Either dryden or Pope, I don't recall, claimed that satire could be defined as removing your opponent's head with so sharp a rapier that even he wouldn't notice. (source)
- As vigorous as the aggressor, she also carries a rapier, which is even more formidable and more painful in its results -- at all events, when my finger is the victim! (source)
- He pretends to so that he will have more credibility with the fools that comment here when he tells them they have to drop what they want and adopt a right-wing policy. rapier says: (source)
- Most of the frequenters of this blog who come to support Melanie would enjoy his work; those who come here for other reasons would make good cannon fodder for his acerbic rapier wit. blue_&_white_Avenger (source)
- March 30th, 2010 at 6: 33 pm rapier #45: One oddity is that the Constitutional fetish of the right, where every man is a Constitutional scholar, runs right over the mandated census without care or thought. (source)
- After his public remarks, Tunney said to me that in the end, Gainer, who possesses both a rapier intellect and wit, just came off as more polished and a bit more sophisticated (which begs the question as to why he cast his ward's votes for Walz). (source)
- Also, it prevented rape without any consequences on the rapists, which I should have stated more clearly, but it has nothing to do with this raper which you mentioned, which I can only assume is a misspelling of the term rapier, which is a type of sword. (source)
- Armed with a keen understanding of the law and an enviable way with words, brandishing a rapier wit and teeming with moral outrage, Nat has never been one to back down from a fight, and there have been many over the course of his lifetime -- one marked by controversy and fueled by his passion for the protection of civil liberties and human rights. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 67.0, which suggests that "rapier" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 27 synonyms for rapier.
backsword, bilbo, blade, brand, broadsword, claymore, creese, curtana, cutlas, cutlass, dagger, damascus blade, dirk, epee, estoc, falchion, foil, glaive, hanger, kris, saber, sabre, scimitar, scimiter, smallsword, spadroon, toledo
We have 0 antonyms for rapier.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (rāˈpē-ər, rāpˈyər)
View up to 25 definitions of rapier from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A long, slender, two-edged sword with a cuplike hilt, used in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- (noun) A light, sharp-pointed sword lacking a cutting edge and used only for thrusting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A slender, straight, sharply pointed sword (double-edged, single-edged or edgeless).
- (adjective) Extremely sharp.
- (adjective) Cutting smarts or keen wit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A straight sword, with a narrow and finely pointed blade, used only for thrusting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A long, narrow, pointed, two-edged sword, used, especially in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with a guard for the hand, adapted for both cutting and thrusting, but used chiefly for thrusting.
- (noun) In later English usage, a fencing-sword used only for thrusting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges