How to use Captains in a sentence
The remnant of Jacob springs up in fresh vigour, inspiring terror among the surrounding peoples, and there is no lack of chosen captains to lead them to victory against the Assyrian foe.
The duel of Sherman and Johnston is almost as personal a contest between two great captains as were the campaigns of Turenne and Montecucculi.
But it is in virtue of having fought at all that he passes beyond the criteria of the time and becomes one of the great captains of history.
Two English vessels were taken, and the loss would have been greater if some of the English captains had not shown themselves backward.
Tromp had to complain of the conduct of several of his captains.Advertisement
Six captains of Monk's fleet were slain.
By the bad conduct of some of the captains in the centre of the Dutch line, the English, who fought with much spirit, were able to win a considerable victory.
Four of the captains who had misbehaved on the 3rd of June were shot for cowardice, and others were dismissed.
The town was occupied by the French for a few months in 1830 and reoccupied in 1832, when Captains Armandy and Yusuf with a small force of marines seized the Kasbah and held it for some months until help arrived.
He was familiar with the disadvantages under which republics laboured when they engaged professional captains of adventure and levied mercenary troops.Advertisement
He and his bastard brother, Alexander, were joined by the former favourite, Georges de la Tremoille, John V., duke of Brittany, who allied himself with the English, the duke of Alencon, the count of Vendome, and captains of mercenaries like Antoine de Chabannes, or Jean de la Roche.
Thus are formed the " mud-holes " of the Hudson Furrow so welcome as guides telling their position to ship captains making New York harbour in a fog.
The first comprehensive study of the currents of the Atlantic was that carried out by James Rennell (1790-1.830), and since that time Findlay in his Directories, Heinrich Berghaus, Maury and the officials of the various Hydrographic Departments have produced increasingly accurate descriptions of the currents of the whole ocean, largely from material supplied by merchant captains.
Czarniecki is rightly regarded as one of the most famous of heroic Poland's great captains, and to him belongs the chief merit of extricating her from the difficulties which threatened to overwhelm her during the disastrous reign of John Casimir.
Leisler refused to pay duties on a cargo of wine on the ground that the collector was a " papist," and on the 31st of May 1689, during a mutiny of the militia, he and other militia captains seized Fort James.Advertisement
Miaoulis, for all his high character and courage, was often unable to prevent his captains from sailing home at critical moments, when pay or booty failed.
A first attempt was defeated by Miaoulis on the 16th of November, and Ibrahim was compelled to retire and anchor off Rhodes; but the Greek admiral was unable to keep his fleet together, the season was far advanced, his captains were clamouring for arrears of pay, and the Greek fleet sailed for Nauplia, leaving the sea unguarded.
Everywhere circumstances were favourable to her, and in olkiewski, Chodkiewicz and Koniecpolski she possessed three of the greatest captains of that or any other age.
In spite of his radical opinions he made a furious attack on the admiralty for the new prize money regulations which diminished the shares of the captains to the advantage of the men.
But in the first encounter on the 17th of April to leeward of the island, Rodney's orders were not executed by his captains, and the action was indecisive.Advertisement
He wished to concentrate on the rear of the enemy's line, but his captains scattered themselves along the French formation.
A price was set upon his head, and the English governors and captains in Scotland had orders to use every means for his capture.
Promotion in the German army is excessively slow, the senior subalterns having eighteen to twenty years commissioned service and the senior captains sometimes thirty.
During his minority the land was torn in pieces by turbulent nobles, revolted Saracens, German captains seeking settlements, the maritime cities of Italy, and professed French deliverers.
A man like the younger Cyrus invited Greek captains to his friendship for something more than their utility in war, and procured Greek hetaerae for something more than sensual pleasure.Advertisement
In 1311 Bruce carried the war into England, seconded by the most audacious if the least skilled of his captains, his daring brother Edward.
What we found in the case of the Irish raids, that at first they are quite anonymous, but that presently the names of the captains of the expeditions emerge, is likewise the case in all other lands.
The archipelago is divided into two naval districts, commanded by royal navy captains.
Jerusalem was suddenly occupied by one of his captains, and a garrison was planted in a new fortress on Hellenism.
The most powerful of the Pindari captains, Amir Khan, had an organized army of many regiments, and several batteries of cannon.
No`man as governor, in a short time carried his conquests as far as Fez, Tangier and Ceuta, and one of his captains even made a descent on Sicily and plundered Syracuse.
After the conquest of Nehawend, Qahtaba had detached one of his captains, Abu `Aun, to Shahrazur, where he defeated the Syrian army which was stationed there.
He returned to Malacca in 1514, leaving one of his captains, Francisco Serrano, at Ternate, where Magellan's followers found him in 1521.
And when in the third book Priam asks Helen about the Greek captains, or when in the seventh book nine champions come forward to contend with Hector, the want of the greatest hero of all is sufficiently felt.
Italians came to France as courtiers, ambassadors, men of business, captains and artists.
He brought with him Captains Lindsay and Christie to assist the Persians in the war, and presented the shah with some serviceable fieldpieces; but there was little occasion for the exercise of his diplomatic ability save in his non-official intercourse with the people, and here he availed himself of it to the great advantage of himself and his country.i He was welcomed by the shah in camp at Ujani, and took leave a month afterwards to return via Bagdad and Basra to India.
The defeat of Sir Thomas Kyriel, one of Bedford's veteran captains, at Formigny in 1450, and the taking of Cherbourg, completed the conquest of the 1 Arthur, earl of Richmond, afterwards Arthur III., duke of Brittany.
Police duties are carried out under the direction of the royal police presidency, the executive police force comprising a police colonel, with, besides commissaries of criminal investigations, captains, lieutenants, acting-lieutenants, sergeant-majors and a large body of constables (schutzmanner).
It included in 1910 a commissioner appointed by the mayor and exercising a wide range of authority; four deputy commissioners; a chief inspector, who has immediate charge of the force and through whom all orders are issued; he is assisted by 18 inspectors, who are in charge of different sections of the city, and who carry out the orders of the chief; 87 captains, each of whom is in direct charge of a precinct; 583 sergeants; and last of all, the ordinary policemen, or patrolmen, as they are often called from the character of their duties.
From that time forward Table Bay was used as an occasional port of call for British ships, and in 1620 two English captains formally took possession of the Cape in the name of James I.
Prince Henry placed at the disposal of his captains the vast resources of the Order of Christ, the best information and the most accurate instruments and maps which could be obtained.
By sea Prince Henry's captains continued their exploration of Africa and the Atlantic. In 1433 Cape Bojador was doubled; in 1 434 the first consignment of slaves was brought to Lisbon; and slave trading soon became one of the most profitable branches of Portuguese commerce.
By the treaty of 1816 with Sweden the United States government agreed that the consuls of the two states respectively should be sole judges in disputes between captains and crews of vessels.
On the evening of that day Christian summoned his captains to a private conference at the palace, the result of which was quickly apparent, for at dusk a band of Danish soldiers, with lanterns and torches, broke into the great hall and carried off several carefully selected persons.
Lefebvre, charged (1839) with political and geographical missions, and Captains Galinier and Ferret, who completed for him a useful triangulation and survey of Tigre and Simen (1840-1842).
That he was one of the great captains of history is universally admitted.
He abolished all garrisons in the towns except those on the frontier and provided for public order by allowing the inhabitants of his towns to arm themselves under the command of captains.
Hunger, plague, the treachery of his captains and internal discontent at last forced him to surrender (November 1405).
On Cook's death his successor, Edward Davis, undoubtedly the greatest and most prudent commander who ever led the forces of the buccaneers at sea, met with a certain Captain Swan from England, and the two captains began a cruise which was disastrous to the Spanish trade in the Pacific.
In 1714 the question of finding the longitude at sea, which had been looked upon as an important one for several years, was brought into prominence by a petition presented to the House of Commons by a number of captains of Her Majesty's ships and merchant ships and of London merchants.
The ablest king in England in the generation that followed Off a was Ecgbert of Wessex, who had long been an exile abroad, and served for thirteen years as one of the captains of Suprem- Charles the Great.
Indeed Johns few trusted confidants were nearly all foreigners, such men as the mercenary captains Gerard of Athies and Engelhart of Cigogn, whom he made sheriffs and castellans to the discontent of all Englishmen.
Their worst enemies were those who during the civil war had beentheir best friends, the mercenary captains and upstart knights whom John had made sheriffs and castellans.
On the fatal day of TewkesEdward, bury (May 3, 147 I) her army was beaten, her son was slain in the flight, and the greater part of her chief captains were taken prisoner.
The victorious Edward sent to the block the last Beaufort duke of Somerset, and nearly all Capture of Queen the other captains of rank, whether Lancastrians or Margaret followers of.
The delta of the Niger has been partially surveyed since it became British territory by various ship captains, officials of the Royal Niger Company and others, including Sir Harry Johnston, sometime British consul for the Oil Rivers.
The soldiers and captains of the Byzantine garrisons were equally Armenians and Syrians, in whom the sight of a crucifix or image set up for worship inspired nothing but horror.
The maritime side of this long-lived brigandage was conducted by the captains, or reises, who formed a class or even a corporation.
Captains Speke and Grant, who had travelled through Uganda and came down the White Nile in 1863, and Sir Samuel Baker, who went up the same river as far as Albert Nyanza, brought back harrowing tales of the misery caused by the slave-hunters.
He laboured assiduously to obtain observations as to the winds and currents by distributing to captains of vessels specially prepared log-books; and in the course of nine years he had collected a sufficient number of logs to make two hundred manuscript volumes, each with about two thousand five hundred days' observations.
As a soldier his numerous campaigns had shown him to be possessed of all the best qualities and worst defects of the free captains of his time.
Yet the Captains' manner was respectful.
Chorley took up the captains armband, much to the delight of the traveling supporters.
The Sunday Times has learned of a series of lunches and dinners held at secret locations between shadow front benchers and captains of industry.
Well, Duncan Fletcher is a predictable man - he won't look past Strauss and Flintoff for his stand-in captains.
Today, Dundee captains and the city's whaling fleet have a permanent place in the geography of the world.
The singles order and doubles pairings were exchanged by the team Captains on Wednesday afternoon.
Captains with less than three years seniority wore only one epaulet on the right shoulder.
Among the mass of monographs and special articles, reference may be made to Freeman, Historical Essays, 2nd series, pp. 182 f.; Dodge, Alexander (in a series called Great Captains) 1890; Mahaffy, Problems in Greek History (1892), ch.
Dundas of the British navy, while in1892-1893its headstreams were explored by the Italian officers, Captains Vittorio, Bottego and Grixoni, the former of whom disproved the supposed connexion of the Omo (see Rudolf, Lake) with the Juba system.
He was able now to observe those intricate intrigues which culminated in Cesare's murder of his disaffected captains.
One of their captains, Heemskirk, had captured a rich Portuguese galleon in the Straits of Malacca.
It was won by the generalship of Bruce and his captains; by the excellence of his position, by the steadiness of his men, and, obviously, by the reckless fury of the English cavalry, and by the folly which left their archers open to defeat by the Marischal's handful of horse (24th of June 1314).
On the 26th Nelson changed his attitude and authorized Sir William Hamilton, the British minister, to inform the cardinal that he (Nelson) would do nothing to break the armistice; while Captains Bell and Troubridge wrote that they had Nelson's authority to state that the latter would not oppose the embarcation of the Republicans.
He never forgot "the sea-fight far away, How it thundered o'er the tide, And the dead captains as they lay In their graves o'erlooking the tranquil bay, Where they in battle died."
Their movements were skilfully directedwhether by Joans generalship or that of her captains it boots not to inquireand after the first successes which she achieved, in entering Orleans and capturing some of the besiegers forts around it, the English became panic-stricken.
To instruct his captains, pilots and other pioneers more fully in the art of navigation and the making of maps and instruments he procured, says Barros, the aid of one Master Jacome from Majorca, together with that of certain Arab and Jewish mathematicians.
The brilliantly polished Tin Woodman marched next, at the head of the Royal Army of Oz which consisted of twenty-eight officers, from Generals down to Captains.
Major Carr, Captains Saurin and Smith, Lieutenant Wallis, two Quartermasters and twenty-eight troopers wounded as well as twenty-four horses.
Although his captains wanted to search for the Spanish galleons immediately, Blake waited until victualling ships from England arrived to re-provision his ships.
Those who found stars under their lids were team captains, and under the star was the room to which their team would be assigned.
Team captains each chose two other players to fill out their teams - the order of the picking spoke volumes about the relationships between the designers.
Captains also assist in the training of staff and inspecting the vessel and its components.
In addition, captains are also responsible for interacting with passengers at certain onboard functions.
The river, made famous by the likes of Mark Twain and the myriad of captains, who made history steering their steamboats in treacherous conditions, is still a vital part of the travel industry.
This is a great resource for team captains or dance organizers.
Dance teams should attend the camp as a group, including coaches and captains.
Captains command the ship's employees and are responsible for the vessel.
Deck bosons work closely with the mates and Captains as well as the rest of the crew.
This position requires excellent communication skills as bosons coordinate with Captains, mates and crew members.
Captains Bay trunks combine pure khaki front and back pieces with cream on khaki side panels in a tropical palm print.
The emphasis is on creativity, and you'll note, especially in the first two movies, that the captains bring together a variety of different dance disciplines to come up with a finished routine.
It is very helpful if the cheerleading captains plan for the football game and even practice for it before hand.
Most squad captains and coaches come up with suitable choreography for the squad.
You can also download their entire catalog via their website, and this makes it easy for coaches, captains and squads to make their decisions.
Some teams - even some team captains - substitute the idea of "we're the best!" (a common theme) for "you're the worst!" and let the chants become insulting to the other team.
Some side stories may involve the competitive nature of the captains, the stress of living on the ship and the plight and sometimes hazing of greenhorns.
When the fishing seasons were over on Season 4, Discovery created After the Catch, which was a mini-series following the captains of the ships during these off-seasons.
At age 21, Harris was one of the youngest captains working the Bering Sea.
These trainers also act as team captains, encouraging their teams throughout the show.
Real-time strategy game where you control fleets, engage in missions and are capable of controlling up to six captains.
Of all the Star Trek Captains, Janeway probably had the fewest romantic encounters.
He is the forerunner of more familiar Starfleet captains such as Kirk, Picard, Sisko and Janeway.
The relationship between the Captains and their vessels is explored, as is the mourning fans feel when a ship is destroyed.
Star Trek female characters are as vital to the franchise as the transporters, the Captains and the vessel known as the Enterprise.
While other female Captains and Admirals appeared in previous incarnations, Janeway was the first full time female Captain and lead for the series.
The girls, their mothers and the Girl Scout Captains fashioned the patterns and made the uniforms themselves.
Your best bet for figuring out where to purchase your band uniforms is to go on the recommendation of other band leaders or majorette captains.
Will you tell your team captains I may visit them?
One of your team captains will have friends as well.
Ivan was also unfortunate in having for his chief antagonist Stephen Bathory, one of the greatest captains of the age.
Other important training institutions are the staff college (cole suprieure de Guerre) which trains annually 70 to 90 selected captains and lieutenants; the musketry school of Chlons, the gymnastic school at Joinville-le-Pont and the schools of St Maixent, Saumur and Versailles for the preparation.
The contest being carried on by warfare, it followed that these captains in the burghs were chosen on account of military skill; and, since the nobles were men of arms by profession, members of ancient houses took the lead again in towns where they had been absorbed into the bourgeoisie.
They soon appeared under their own captains, who hired them out to the highest bidder, or marched them on marauding expeditions up and down the less protected districts.
The names of some of these earliest captains of adventure, Fra Moriale, Count Lando and Duke Werner, who styled himself the Enemy of God and Mercy, have been preserved to us.
In the hands of able captains, like Francesco Sforza or Piccinino, these mercenary troops became moving despotisms, draining the country of its wealth, and always eager to fasten and found tyrannies upon the provinces they had been summoned to defend.
In this way the Italians lost their military vigour, and wars were waged by despots from their cabinets, who pulled the strings of puppet captains in their pay.
The tyrants, as we have already seen, established themselves as captains of the people, vicars of the empire, vicars for the church, leaders of the Guelph and Ghibelline parties.
The most celebrated captains of these wars were present on either side - under Gaston de Foix were Bayard, Yves d'Allegre, La Palisse; and under Cardona the Spanish viceroy of Naples, Pedro Navarro the great engineer, and Pescara the originator of the Spanish tactical system.
The captains placed themselves in the front, and in the centre 38 out of 40 of them were struck down.
Most notable of all perhaps was the shepherd Athronges, who assumed the pomp of royalty and employed his four brothers as captains and satraps in the war which he waged upon Romans and king's men alike - not even Jews escaped him unless they brought him contributions.
The power of the Ottomans at sea was maintained during this period by a series of notable captains, such as Khair-ed-din and his son Hassan, Piale, Torgud, Sali Reis and Pin Reis.
Other captains carried the Turkish arms down the Arabian and Persian gulfs far out into the Indian Ocean.
Amongst all the great captains of history Cromwell alone can be compared to him.
Four captains of the people (hejtmane) were elected, one of whom was Zizka; and a very strictly military discipline was instituted.
In order to this the powers of the several captains were revoked, whilst their property in their grants was reserved to them.
This army, led by the podesta of Florence and twelve burgher captains, set forth gaily on its march towards the enemy's territories in the middle of April 1260, and during its first campaign, ending on the 18th of May, won an insignificant victory at Santa Petronilla, outside the walls of Siena.
The imperial legates and the captains of the Spanish guard in Siena crushed both government and people by continual extortions and by undue interference with the functions of the balia.
The boats which ply up and down the river itself, without venturing upon the open sea, are mostly craft of Too to 200 tons, owned in the great majority of cases by their captains, men principally of German or Dutch nationality.
In the U.S. navy the chaplains are 24 in number, of whom 13 rank as lieutenants, 7 as commanders, 4 as captains.
Thus the pane, represented by its 6 (afterwards 9) captains, came to exercise a veritable reign of terror, and no one knew when an accusation might fall on him.
They turned the tables on the pope by engaging Hawkwood, and although the Bretons by order of Cardinal Robert of Geneva (afterwards the anti-pope Clement VII.) committed frightful atrocities in Romagna, their captains were bribed by the republic not to molest its territory.
Francesco M0rosini (1618-1694) was one of the greatest captains of his time.
This, on the whole, salutary and edifying movement permeated public life, and produced a series of great captains who cheerfully sacrificed themselves for their country, and would have been saints if they had not been heroes.
Berg took the opportunity to ask, with great politeness, whether, as was rumored, the allowance of forage money to captains of companies would be doubled.