Examples of brass in a Sentence
a candlestick made of brass
The whole orchestra—the strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass—began to play.
The brasses began to play.
polishing the brass and the silver
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Lisa George abstract brass initial necklace, finished in 14-karat gold or rhodium plating.
The courtroom was packed with a gaggle of clergy in support of Menendez, family members, spectators, and some top brass from the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section as Cooney gave his closing argument.
Indeed, there is surprising agreement from both security moderates and hawks — including Israeli military and intelligence brass — that scrapping the deal would be the worst option of all.
But on Thursday, amid the hubbub of jail brass, reporters and Santa Claus milling about, all was forgiven.
In lieu of my bulky desk was CB2’s slim, architectural marble-and-brass Dahlia desk.
The Post brass’s close social ties to powerful people showed through in its coverage.
The two being simultaneously open creates a conundrum for Arkansas brass, which ultimately might mean the Razorbacks get none of those four.
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Origin and Etymology of brass
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsaudaciousness, audacity, brashness, effrontery, brassiness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa), crust, face, gall, nerve, nerviness, pertness, presumption, presumptuousness, sauce, sauciness, temerity
Related Wordsarrogance, assurance, cockiness, confidence, hardihood, overconfidence, sanguinity, self-assurance, self-confidence; discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness; back talk, sass; swagger, swash
Near Antonymsbashfulness, diffidence, faintheartedness, hesitancy, modesty, shyness, timidity, timidness, timorousness; civility, courteousness, courtesy, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness, manners
First Known Use of brass
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