How to use Comines in a sentence
In 1069 Robert of Comines, a Norman to whom William had given the earldom of Northumberland, was murdered by the English at Durham; the north declared for Edgar Atheling, the last male representative of the West-Saxon dynasty; and Sweyn Estrithson of Denmark sent a fleet to aid the rebels.
William the Conqueror's earl of Northumberland, Robert de Comines, was slain at Durham in 1069, and the houses of Gospatric (earls of Dunbar and March) and of de Comines (the Comyns of Badenoch) were long puissant in Scottish history.
Comines carries on the spinning of flax, wool and cotton.
Both De Comines and Villon indicate the entrance of a new quality into literature.
French authorities and especially the Chroniques of George de Chastellain, and the Memoires of Philippes de Comines contain much that is of value.Advertisement
Special mention may be made of the Memoires of Philippe de Comines, and of the Memoires and other writings of Olivier de la Marche.
Reminding us in some respects of the quaint medieval writers, Froissart and Philippe de Comines, he greatly excels them, at once in the beauty of his language and the art with which he has combined his heterogeneous materials into a single perfect harmonious whole.