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I braced myself for the results of my blood test.
Smith braced himself to give her the bad news.
Financial markets are braced for another turbulent week.
He braced his foot against the door so she couldn't open it.
She braced herself against the wall.
He faced the angry crowd, his arms folded, his legs braced.
The passengers were told how to brace for the crash.
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