bristle with (something)


: to be covered with (something)
a bush bristling with thorns
: to be full of (something)
The movie bristles with excitement.
He bristles with energy.

Examples of bristle with (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fisher’s sentences bristle with caustic, self-effacing humor. Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2024 The antispam components in some suites bristle with configuration settings. PCMAG, 26 Mar. 2024 To this day, Itsuno’s games bristle with a wicked and pronounced sense of humor. Lewis Gordon, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024 On the plus side are the 19 selections recorded at the band’s 1980 performance at the Lyceum Theater in London, which bristle with excitement. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Dec. 2023 In San Francisco, Cruise now offers rides in driverless Chevrolet Bolt AVs (for autonomous vehicles) that bristle with sensors—not only the usual cameras and radar, but also lidar—that feed data to a powerful computer system that makes decisions in real time about what the car is doing and facing. John Voelcker, Car and Driver, 31 July 2023 Its khaki-green paint and ducktail spoiler look low-key, but swollen fenders and deep-dish Fuchs rims bristle with intent. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2021 Parts of the mechanical systems are stashed in the base of the fins, and the passages from base to shaft to crown bristle with complexities. Curbed, 10 Nov. 2022 Meanwhile, car companies are logging huge volumes of information on automobile performance and the behaviors of drivers and passengers inside the cars, which now bristle with so much technology that some call them iPhones on wheels. Los Angeles Times, 31 Dec. 2021

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“Bristle with (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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