Desertions sentence example
If it was to halt the remorseless rise in the number of desertions, then there is little sign it had any demonstrable effect.
Financially the colony was successful, but as there were some desertions and no new recruits after Father Oswald's death, there were few members by 1909.
Invited by Pope Formosus to deliver him from the power of Guido III., duke of Spoleto, who had been crowned emperor, Arnulf went to Italy in 894, but after storming Bergamo and receiving the homage of some of the nobles at Pavia, he was compelled by desertions from his army to return.
Once indeed, in 409, they are said to have crossed the Danube and invaded Bulgaria under perhaps the same chief (Uldin), but extensive desertions soon compelled a retreat.
Abandoned first by England and then by Holland, the emperor, notwithstanding these desertions, still wished to maintain the war in Germany; but Eugene was unable to relieve either Landau or Freiburg, which were successively obliged to capitulate; and seeing the Empire thus laid open to the armies of France, and even the Austrian hereditary states themselves exposed to invasion, the prince counselled his master to make peace.Advertisement
The government was directly interested in maintaining their efficiency and in preventing migrations and desertions which led to a weakening of the taxpaying communities.
Divorces were not permitted before 1868 and the provisions of the constitution of that year and of an act of 1872, permitting divorce (for adultery or for wilful desertions for two years) were repealed in 1878.
There were many desertions and occasional symptoms of mutiny, but for the most part the soldiers bore their suffering with heroic fortitude.
Neither of these two parties was strong enough to crush the other, owing to the apathy and continual desertions of the gentlemen-cavaliers who formed the elite of the Protestant army and the insufficient numbers of the Catholic forces.
Primarily designed to prevent desertions, the Act was ere long found to have a farther reach than its framers probably dreamt of.Advertisement
Thereafter, British ships with Chinese crews which called at US ports faced large-scale desertions.
There are articles about mass desertions in the Yugoslav National Army.
Punishments for mistakes or attempted desertions can be very severe, including imprisonment and even execution.
There had been wholesale desertions on the road south and on December 5th Charles reluctantly agreed to retreat.