Fight sentence example

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  • I don't know what there is to fight about.
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  • I can fight and hunt.
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  • Let's fight it out.
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  • I'm in no mood to watch a cat fight tonight.
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  • Just because we can't fight each other doesn't mean I must help you.
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  • You fight me where it counts.
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  • I love my home and I'll fight not to give it up.
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  • I am always ready for a fight.
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  • "And fight at the same time," added the Wizard.
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  • Our reserve units were able to join up, and the fight was at an end.
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  • If you are going to fight a duel, and you make a will and write affectionate letters to your parents, and if you think you may be killed, you are a fool and are lost for certain.
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  • So you hunt and fight.
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  • If he had lived I should have made him fight his battles over again.
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  • Tears filled her eyes, but she forced the water fight at her car into her mind to push out the other.
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  • I can't promise you we'll never fight, or that I'll never take a drink.
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  • I learned what I know of the world from reading in his library, and I learned to fight.
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  • Surely that doesn't have anything to do with whatever the court fight is about.
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  • Most of the guests seemed content in the parlor, listening to Pumpkin Green ramble away about his upcoming Fourth of July water fight.
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  • They would all get together and wash her old car, winding up in a gleeful water fight.
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  • Dean arranged to pick up Jennifer Radisson at her hotel later that afternoon, after the parade and the water fight.
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  • "On my planet, women do fight," she said.
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  • He had to fight the urge to pout.
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  • She staggered back, but she wasn't about to let them fight over her.
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  • We might have to fight our way into the palace tomorrow.
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  • "True," he replied; "and in my satchel are other useful things to fight with."
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  • The others picked themselves up from the ground one by one and quickly rejoined their fellows, so for a moment the horse thought he had won the fight with ease.
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  • If the people of Boston must fight for their liberty, we will help them.
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  • I watched a couple that were fast locked in each other's embraces, in a little sunny valley amid the chips, now at noonday prepared to fight till the sun went down, or life went out.
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  • "And why the deuce are we going to fight Bonaparte?" remarked Shinshin.
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  • Several of the field galloped to the spot where the fight was going on.
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  • "How can we fight the French, Prince?" said Count Rostopchin.
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  • If we had had only peasants to fight, we should not have let the enemy come so far, said he with a sense of shame and wishing to change the subject.
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  • In a third place a crowd of bees, crushing one another, attack some victim and fight and smother it, and the victim, enfeebled or killed, drops from above slowly and lightly as a feather, among the heap of corpses.
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  • Maybe they were having a fight.
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  • I meant, you may need it to fight Talon's goons soon.
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  • But once they start attacking …" "We fight, like always.
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  • We are going to fight them, she recited.
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  • With magic or without, he'd won every brawl he'd ever been in, and he definitely wasn't afraid to fight a girl.
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  • Whatever is here isn't something you or I can fight.
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  • I can still fight.
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  • The dream faded, and Jule slumped to the ground again, unable to fight the darkness.
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  • You fight very well.
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  • "You're too weak to fight him," she said, a smile tugging up the corner of her mouth.
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  • Unwilling to fight something that didn't die, she drove to Doolin and the bed and breakfast.
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  • "I'll let you two fight this out," Jule said with a smile.
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  • She checked her weapons with scrutiny that would've made her father proud and dressed in dark clothing loose enough for her to fight.
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  • Jule says you can fight pretty well.
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  • Sofia retreated to her room, not wanting to fight more with Jake.
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  • That can be an issue when you don't know how to fight.
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  • He ached to show her how much she meant to him, to open her closed vision of him and his world and show her the beauty that made him fight as he did.
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  • Two lowered her, pulling up his sleeves to fight.
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  • And I like to know you've got some fight in you.
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  • It means you can fight me now.
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  • You like a fight, don't you?
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  • On the way to the pool, with Pumpkin and the Texas widow as his passengers, Pumpkin told Dean that Langstrom had recruited him for the Fourth of July water fight.
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  • "Tomorrow's the big water fight," Dean said, as he reached over and retrieved the disappointed cat.
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  • I was in the water fight myself when I was younger than you.
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  • The water fight's been going that long?
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  • No, the water fight goes back years and years.
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  • It's a pain that I have to ask the voters for it, but I draw the line at the water fight.
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  • She and her husband would get together later to view the parade and water fight.
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  • Let the boys fight over the few stocks and bonds Paul left, but I want to keep his fantasy.
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  • The afternoon sun was high in the sky, baking the revelers in summer warmth as they clustered around the intersection of Sixth and Main Street, the site of the infamous water fight.
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  • When he reached for her, she flinched but didn't fight him.
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  • Rhyn waited for it, determined to put up the same fight he always did.
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  • He'd forced her to stay awake through it all despite her fainting spells, tearing open her veins and feeding until she was too weak to fight him.
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  • He'd spend the rest of his existence in Hell before he'd let her go without a fight.
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  • She tried to decipher his meaning as she watched them fight, terrified to take her eyes off Rhyn.
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  • I just got out of a fight with a demon.
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  • Rhyn was content to let them fight when he thought she was winning, like she normally did.
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  • Too tired to fight her tears anymore, she let them fall and stood shaking on the rooftop.
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  • Your mate can fight like a monster.
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  • She suspected she knew what made Rhyn fight like a demon.
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  • Girls can.t fight and they just make life really difficult, he snapped.
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  • She wasn.t sure what she expected, but it wasn.t for him to fight for her, especially when she was already damned.
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  • Her eyes stayed on Rhyn, and she.d never been as awed as she was watching him fight a flawless battle against the full- blooded demon and the assassin.
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  • He could do nothing but continue to fight.
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  • "Nishani, women do not fight," he answered.
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  • Nishani, here women are forbidden to fight, Talal said with a shake of her head.
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  • And where I'm from, women do fight.
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  • Does dhjan A'Ran fight?
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  • Or maybe I can learn to fight and go with him, if there's no time limit to the war.
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  • Women are forbidden to fight.
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  • Will you stay long, or do you go to fight again? she asked.
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  • You kidnap me, trick me into marrying you, dump me here alone without Evelyn or even a pad of paper, with instructions for your sisters to give me behavioral training, and run off to fight some battle somewhere else.
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  • It was more intense than sparring, and she wondered what was at stake with the simple fight.
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  • She had to learn to fight, and he wasn't sure when he'd be able to touch her as a man did his mate.
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  • She braced herself for a refusal and a fight.
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  • Startled, she froze, watching the giant warriors fight until Leyon wrenched her forward.
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  • She didn't have the energy for a fight.
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  • Dean figured, This bitch isn't going to let go of these newly discovered century-old coins without a hell of a fight.
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  • He would find a bar where gangs hung out and purposely pick a fight with the biggest, most obnoxious member.
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  • She had to fight back a chuckle.
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  • He glared at her, and for a moment she thought he might fight her.
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  • Don't fight your urges for me.
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  • You're not going to fight in my barn.
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  • If you're trying to pick a fight, have after it.
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  • Josh was making fight sounds, but if he had wanted to fight Alex, nothing she could have done would have stopped him.
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  • If they cared enough to fight like this, they had to care enough to make up.
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  • That's the worst fight we've had yet.
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  • We'll fight until Greenie gives the order to leave.
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  • She put up a fight?
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  • I put up a fight, but it was useless.
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  • She had no micro, no genetically engineered body or weapons to fight off anything that came at them.
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  • She couldn't tell what was happening, but it seemed like there were a lot more guns in the fight than there had been a minute ago.
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  • He faced her, and she realized how stupid it was to expect he'd do anything else but return to the fight.
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  • He pulled up the hood and strode into the forest, towards the castle.  Beneath the hood, he took in the numbers of demons present.  There weren't as many as he expected but far more than he could fight without his magic.
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  • "I won't fight you," Rhyn replied.
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  • It's what reminds us of why we fight for humanity, and it's what makes us who we are.
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  • "It's not that," Kris said with an irritated glance towards his brother.  "Kiki, I know none of you have faith in me.  I'm trying to do what's right, and you fight me all the way."
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  • Death was right.  Kris didn't have what it took to keep the Council together.  He may have just lost one of his brothers, because he lost focus of what he should've done.  Maybe he should've known Jade was a traitor or Hannah was a demon.  He hadn't known of Andre's danger or been able to bring the Council together to fight the demons that threatened them all.  He hadn't been able to keep Hannah safe or Toby or Katie.
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  • Death commanded.  His body obeyed her, and he found himself struggling against himself not to turn around.  Death won the fight for his body, and he watched.
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  • You won't fight me, pretty girl.
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  • Each passing year brought the mayhem further northward, causing the old timers and the local newspaper to fret for the good old days when violence was no worse than a dog fight.
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  • First I get to third-degree a woman who just lost her husband and then I get to fight Philadelphia traffic.
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  • But after two hours with Cynthia Byrne, he had to fight the inclination to take all of her comments at face value, thereby kissing off any degree of objectivity.
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  • He'd fight the expense account battle at the end of the month.
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  • Cynthia tried to say something but was unable to fight back her sobs.
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  • Carmen, I have no intention of getting into a fist fight with him.
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  • Did you two have a fight?
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  • It was after their return from the Zoo in Tulsa that they had their first fight – such as it was.
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  • Are we going to fight over this now?
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  • The fight would be long, and chances were, it'd end as a draw.
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  • Especially knowing you all can't directly fight one another.
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  • She watched him fight, his speed astonishing her.
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  • In the centre of the Mediterranean the fight between Christian and Mahommedan had been long, but was finally inclining in favour of the Christian.
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  • A fierce fight now broke out all along the line, in which J erome steadily made ground in the Bossu wood, while Picton showing a dauntless front maintained his position.
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  • This duel resembled in its attendant circumstances the famous fight of the "Chesapeake" and the "Shannon."
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  • From the first he managed to combine his solicitor's work with politics, becoming secretary of the South Carnarvonshire Anti-tithe League; and his local reputation was made by a successful fight, carried to the High Court, in defence of the right of Nonconformists to burial in the parish churchyard.
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  • Meanwhile General Jackson, with Stuart's cavalry corps, "marched by the fight without giving attention, and went into camp at Hundley's Corner half a mile in rear of the enemy's position."
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  • Geoffrey of Monmouth makes no mention of it, and the earliest record is that of Wace, much expanded by his translator, Layamon, who gives a picturesque detailed description of the fight for precedence which took place at Arthur's board on a certain Yuletide day, and the slaughter which ensued.
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  • For this slaughter Arthur took summary vengeance, slaying all the kinsfolk of the man who started the fight, and cutting off the noses of his women-folk.
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  • This, too, is certain; the fight for precedence at Arthur's board may be paralleled by accounts of precisely similar quarrels in early Irish literature, e.g.
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  • In this original scheme it is clearly marked out "that this entire Society and all its members fight for God under the faithful obedience of the most sacred lord, the pope, and the other Roman pontiffs his successors"; and Ignatius makes particular mention th4t each member should "be bound by a special vow," beyond that formal obligation under which all Christians are of obeying the pope, "so that whatsoever the present and other Roman pontiffs for the time being shall ordain, pertaining to the advancement of souls and the propagation of the faith, to whatever provinces he shall resolve to send us, we are straightway bound to obey, as far as in us lies, without any tergiversation or excuse, whether he send us among the Turks or to any other unbelievers in being, even to those parts called India, or to any heretics or schismatics or likewise to any believers."
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  • One of the first clear events of the Aztec arrival is their being made tributary by the Tepanecs, in whose service they showed their warlike prowess in the fight near Tepeyacac, where now stands.
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  • The common soldiers were promoted for acts of daring, and the children of chiefs were regularly trained to war, and initiated by being sent into battle with veterans, with whose aid the youth took his first prisoner, but his future rise depended on how many captives he took unaided in fight with warlike enemies; by such feats he gained the dignity of wearing coloured blankets, tassels and lip-jewels, and reached such military titles as that of " guiding eagle."
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  • The armies were very large, an expedition often consisting of several divisions, each numbering eight thousand men; but the tactics of the commanders were quite rudimentary, consisting merely of attack by arrows and javelins at a distance, gradually closing into a hand-to-hand fight with clubs and spears, with an occasional feigned retreat to draw the enemy into an ambuscade.
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  • There also might be seen the flat circular temalacatl or " spindle-stone," where captives armed with wooden weapons were allowed the mockery of a gladiatorial fight against well-armed champions.
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  • But as Mexico still continued to fight, it was determined to reach the capital via Vera Cruz.
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  • Terrified by a bull belonging to the latter they fled, and after three weeks returned to fight.
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  • After a severe fight, Anang-pal's elephants were so terror-struck by the fire-missiles flung amongst them by the invaders that they turned and fled, the whole army retreating in confusion and leaving Mahmud master of the field.
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  • In the fight on Chatterton Hill at the Plains, on the 28th of October, an American brigade was defeated.
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  • C., near the North Carolina line, by bands of riflemen under Colonels Isaac Shelby, James Williams, William Campbell and others, and after a desperate fight on the wooded and rocky slopes, surrendered.
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  • "We fight, get beaten, and fight again," were his words.
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  • The word etymologically signifies "spirit-fighters," being originally intended by the priesthood to convey that they fight against the Spirit of God; but the Doukhobors themselves accepted the term as signifying that they fight, not against, but for and with the Spirit.
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  • There the mighty dead are present with the living, protect them and their houses and crops, are their strength in battle, and teach their hands to war and their fingers to fight.
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  • "Very good," said the Wizard; "we can all yell better than we can fight, so we ought to defeat the Gargoyles."
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  • "But why fight at all, in that case?" asked the girl.
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  • The weak group could fight and lose, or comply with whatever the strong group demanded.
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  • Oddly, it could, however, join the military and go fight in a war overseas.
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  • At the same time Dr. Bell added that I could rest content and fight my way through Radcliffe in competition with seeing and hearing girls, while the great desire of my heart was being fulfilled.
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  • She even enters into the spirit of battle; she says, "I think it is right for men to fight against wrongs and tyrants."
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  • Well, go on," he continued, returning to his hobby; "tell me how the Germans have taught you to fight Bonaparte by this new science you call 'strategy.'"
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  • Buxhowden is commander-in-chief by seniority, but General Bennigsen does not quite see it; more particularly as it is he and his corps who are within sight of the enemy and he wishes to profit by the opportunity to fight a battle 'on his own hand' as the Germans say.
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  • Our business is to do our duty, to fight and not to think!
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  • There's a fight, lads!
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  • (The affair he had alluded to had happened a few days before--a fight between the prisoners and the French soldiers, in which Pierre had succeeded in pacifying his comrades.)
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  • Well I'm not going to fight about it.
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  • She didn't want any part of their fight.
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  • It was difficult to start a subject that might result in a fight, but she had to know for sure — slay the dragon, so to speak.
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  • And she can fight, the perfect minx.
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  • I'll fight whatever it is.
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  • "It's useless to fight it," he observed.
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  • You can't fight your fate.
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  • "How to fight more than one without getting fried?" she asked.
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  • Jenn didn't fight it, instead gathering her magic for a push.
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  • It's not something she can fight.
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  • She readied herself for a fight, making certain none of them had orders to jump her yet, and then continued to the panoramic window.
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  • Just don't fight it.
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  • "And you come here to fight," Darian finished darkly.
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  • Why can't you go back to the immortal world, fight each other there, and leave us alone?
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  • The women weren't trained to fight as Jenn was, yet she was the only one of them without power.
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  • Jenn let her instincts take over, ignoring the instinct that told her no mortal should be able to fight one guardsman, let alone three.
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  • Armed and dressed for a fight, the redhead looked determined, if scared.
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  • He had unfinished business with both women, and he wasn't about to let Jenn fight a battle she'd lose.
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  • Her face was flushed from the fight with Jenn while her trim body was close enough for her breasts to rub his arm when she breathed in.
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  • He listened to the hushed conversation that devolved into a hushed fight.
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  • "I learned to fight in the dark," was all he said, not wanting to invite more questions by mentioning his time in the catacombs.
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  • The bladder of water from the Springs was lost in the fight with Memon's men.
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  • Maybe the beast awoke to help her fight Sirian before it, too, betrayed her.
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  • They would fight for her until their deaths, each of them as brave as the members of her guard.
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  • She would fight, and she would die by her own hand if it came to it, as bravely as any member of her guard died for her.
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  • She did not fight but focused on the night sky far above.
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  • Adrenaline made her shake harder, and she prepared herself to fight, understanding the warnings of her dead guards.
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  • Let me fight them!
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  • You have not seen them fight and die for her.
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  • I have seen the walls and watched her armies fight.
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  • As old and frail as I am, I still wish to fight the barbarians, but my advisor warns me I'll soon follow the path of my mad father.
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  • I will fight to stop every one of you.
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  • I ask you not to fight them.
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  • Taran threw himself into the fight eagerly and was pleased when Allin joined him at his side.
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  • I don't want to fight over this.
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  • We fight about everything now.
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  • He said I humiliated him and we fight too much.
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  • If you want a divorce, I won't fight you.
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  • Should she fight for him – and how?
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  • I didn't want you to think I was going to fight you on it and …" "Do you mean to tell me you didn't want a divorce?"
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  • Like Denton, he wasn't going to give up without a fight.
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  • She'd been sleeping for weeks; surely she could stay sleeping until she was rested enough to fight the illness?
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  • Xander stopped speaking and was pacing restlessly, as if ready to fight again already.
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  • "I am not here to fight, though I will not speak for Xander," the Original Human said.
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  • I can make it so the fight never happens, she returned.
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  • The more you fight, the longer I hold you.
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  • Jessi didn't fight him, suspecting he wanted her to.
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  • Her breathing was ragged, her body shaking from the effect of his bite as well as her effort to fight his spell.
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  • Sofi is trying to learn to fight.
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  • Charles and I can track them, and I can fight them.
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  • We can teach him to fight and send him in to spy, since our enemies won't be able to sense him or access his mind.
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  • I'm a little too old to teach to fight.
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  • Unfortunately Poland profited little or nothing by this great triumph, and now that she had broken the back of the enemy she was left to fight the common enemy in the Ukraine with whatever assistance she could obtain from the unwilling and unready Muscovites.
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  • In 1664 he was chosen one of the directors of the imperial army raised to fight the Turk; and after the peace which followed the Christian victory at St Gotthard in August 1664, he aided the English king Charles II.
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  • The issue of this plot was the well-known fight of "Clear-the-Causeway," in which Gavin Douglas's part stands out in picturesque relief.
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  • The Rohillas were defeated in fair fight.
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  • "To fight like a wild cat" is proverbial, and wild cats are described as some of the most ferocious and untamable of all animals.
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  • Theodosius, after a two days' fight, gained the victory by the treachery of one of Arbogast's generals, sent to cut off his retreat.
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  • Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay rose in armed revolt, and finally established themselves as separate republics, whilst the city of Buenos Aires itself was torn with faction and the scene of many a sanguinary fight.
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  • Volunteers came from all parts of Europe, and it is said that among them was Sir Richard Grenville, afterwards famous for his fight in the "Revenge" off Flores in the Azores.
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  • At all events, during the first months of the reign of Artaxerxes I., he was the ruling power in the state (therefore the chronographers wrongly reckon him as king, with a reign of seven months), until Artaxerxes, having learned the truth about the murder of his father and his brother, overwhelmed and killed Artabanus and his sons in open fight.
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  • The Romans, under an able general, Cerealis, took advantage of this, and Civilis, beaten in fight, retired to the island of the Batavians.
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  • He declared, when answering a complaint that a certain captain in his regiment was a better preacher than fighter, that he who prayed best would fight best, and that he knew nothing could" give the like courage and confidence as the knowledge of God in Christ will."The superiority of these men - more intelligent than the common soldiers, better disciplined, better trained, better armed, excellent horsemen and fighting for a great cause - not only over the other parliamentary troops but over the royalists, was soon observed in battle.
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  • If every man should fight for the best form of government the state would come to desolation.
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  • War was declared in May 1652 after a fight between Blake and Tromp off Dover, and was continued with signal victories and defeats on both sides till 1654.
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  • Truly you will not be able to keep your ditch nor your shipping unless you turn your ships and shipping into troops of horse and companies of foot, and fight to defend yourselves on terra firma."
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  • A huge car drawn by oxen, bearing the standard of the burgh, and carrying an altar with the host, this carroccio, like the ark of the Israelites, formed a rallying point in battle, and reminded the armed artisans that they had a city and a church to fight for.
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  • The struggle is waged by two sets of men who equally love their city, but who would fain rule it upon diametrically opposite principles, and who fight to the death for its possession.
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  • On receiving -the order to return, Pepe, after hesitating for some time between his oath to the king and his desire to fight for Italy, finally resigned his commission and crossed the P0 with a few thousand men, the rest of his force returning south.
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  • He chiefly had borne the brunt and won the laurels of the unprecedented fight against deficit in which Italy had been involved since 1862.
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  • With his mercenaries behind him he met with some small successes in his fight for Normandy, but on the 27th of July he and his ally, the emperor Otto IV., met with a crushing defeat at Bouvines at the hands of Philip Augustus, and even the king himself was compelled to recognise that his hopes of recovering Normandy were at an end.
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  • Odo was also obliged to fight the Saracens who invaded the southern part of his kingdom, and inflicted a severe defeat upon them at Toulouse in 721.
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  • Prince Charles Edward slept in it the night following the fight at Prestonpans (1745).
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  • In the voyage of Sir Edward Michelborne in 1605, John Davis lost his life in a fight with a Japanese junk.
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  • Arthur Wakefield (1799-1843), who was associated with his brother in these transactions about land, was killed during a fight with some natives at Wairau on the 17th of June 1843.
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  • His chief exploits during the war were his defence of the wounded Sarpedon, his fight with Ajax, son of Telamon (his particular enemy), and the storming of the Greek ramparts.
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  • Not far from the scene of this conflict stands Balquhain Castle, a seat of the Leslies, now a mere shell, which was occupied by Queen Mary in September 1562 before the fight at Corrichie between her forces, led by the earl of Moray, and those of the earl of Huntly.
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  • The extraordinary ruined fortifications found, and the knowledge of the higher art of war displayed by the Maoris, suggest (what is no doubt the fact) that there was a hard fight for them when they first arrived, but the greatest resistance must have been from the purer Papuan inhabitants, and not from the half-castes who were probably easily overwhelmed.
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  • A later king named Eohric took up the cause of zEthelwald, the son of 'Ethelred I., and was slain in the fight with the Kentish army at the Holm in 905.
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  • In this he was disappointed; but he continued to fight against the parliamentarians till August 1652, when a reward was offered for his apprehension.
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  • The people whom they directed were called out to fight, at the bidding of an alien, for this and that foreigner who seemed most powerful and most likely to succeed.
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  • Josephus set himself to make an army of the inhabitants of Galilee, many of whom had no wish to fight, and to strengthen the strongholds.
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  • He again accompanied De Ruyter in 1672 and took an honourable part in the great naval fight at Sole Bay against the united English and French fleets.
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  • As the sentence is about to be carried into execution Lancelot and his kinsmen come to her rescue, but in the fight that ensues many of Arthur's knights, including three of Gawain's brothers, are slain.
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  • But what more than any other point of strategy made the fight famous was that the Scots fought on foot in battalions with their spears outwards, in a circular formation serving the same purpose as the modern square.
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  • The Scottish bowmen followed up this advantage, and the fight became general; the English horse, crowded into too narrow a space, were met by the steady resistance of the Scottish pikemen, who knew, as Bruce had told them truly, that they fought for their country, their wives, their children, and all that freemen hold dear.
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  • Firdousi accepted the challenge, and the three poets having previously agreed upon three rhyming words to which a fourth could not be found in the Persian language, 'Ansari began "Thy beauty eclipses the light of the sun"; Farrakhi added "The rose with thy cheek would comparison shun"; 'Asjadi continued "Thy glances pierce through the mailed warrior's johsun"; 1 and Firdousi, without a moment's hesitation, completed the quatrain "Like the lance of fierce Giv in his fight with Poshun."
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  • He did so with masterly skill and swiftness, and the triumphs of Ulm and Austerlitz hid from view the disaster of Trafalgar; and the only official reference to that crushing defeat was couched in these terms: "Storms caused us to lose some ships of the line after a fight imprudently engaged" (speech to the Legislature, 2nd of March 1806).
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  • (c. 170-138) had to fight hard with the Greeks of Bactria, especially with Eucratides; at last he was able to conquer a great part of eastern Iran.
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  • These differences in larval form depend in part on the surroundings among which the larva finds itself after hatching; the active, armoured grub has to seek food for itself and to fight its own battles, while the soft, defenceless maggot is provided with abundant nourishment.
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  • The very elements now began to fight against the perishing but still unconquered host.
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  • Contemporaneously other events were menacing the ascendancy and exhausting the treasury of the republic. In 1453 Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks, and although Venice entered at once into treaty with the new power and desired to trade with it, not to fight with it, yet it was impossible that her possessions in the Levant and the archipelago should not eventually bring her into collision with the expanding energy of the Mussulman.
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  • Near are Beddau gwyr Ardudwy (the graves of the men of Ardudwy), memorials of a fight to recover women of the Clwyd valley from the men of Ardudwy.
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  • Eager to win the first spoils, the German crusaders, who were in advance of the French, attempted a raid into the sultanate of Iconium; but after a stern fight at Dorylaeum they were forced to retreat (October 11 4 7), and for the most part perished by the way.
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  • For Nureddin the fight meant the acquisition of an heretical country for the true faith of the Sunnite, and the final enveloping of the Latin kingdom:' for Amalric it meant the escape from Nureddin's net, and a more direct and lucrative contact with Eastern trade.
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  • Into the vicissitudes of the fight it is not necessary here to enter; but in the issue Nureddin won, in spite of the support which Manuel gave to Amalric. Nureddin's Kurdish lieutenant, Shirguh, succeeded in establishing in power the vizier whom he favoured, and finally in becoming vizier himself (January 1169); and when he died, his nephew Saladin (Sala-ed-din) succeeded to his position (March 1169), and made himself, on the death of the caliph in 1171, sole ruler in Egypt.
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  • It is notorious, however, on the coasts that a Malay gang on board a ship invariably gets the better of any fight which may arise between it and the Chinese crew.
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  • On the death of the Conqueror (1087) he secured the succession for William Rufus, in spite of the discontent of the Anglo-Norman baronage; and in 1088 his exhortations induced the English militia to fight on the side of the new sovereign against Odo of Bayeux and the other partisans of Duke Robert.
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  • Alone and singlehanded, Gallatin carried on the fight in congress.
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  • The fight between Achilles and Memnon was often represented by Greek artists, as on the chest of Cypselus, and more than one Greek play was written bearing his name as a title.
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  • Having been fortified the town stood several sieges, specially during the wars of freedom waged by the Dutch, the most celebrated fight under its walls being the one in September 1586 when Sir Philip Sidney was mortally wounded.
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  • If we wish to know what Wagner means, we must fight our way through his drama to his music; and we must not expect to find that each phrase in the mouth of the actor corresponds word for note with the music. That sort of correspondence Wagner leaves to his imitators; and his views on " Leit-motifhunting," as expressed in his prose writings and conversation, are contemptuously tolerant.
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  • This scene of the fight with the bull is often depicted on seal cylinders.
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  • These two survivors of the forty years' conflict soon entered upon the crowning fight, and in 281 Lysimachus fell in the battle of Corupedion (in Lydia), leaving Seleucus virtually master of the empire.
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  • His son Richard, in 1227, received the land of "Connok" [Connaught], as forfeited by its king, whom he helped to fight.
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  • It had a stiff fight on the 23rd of April and was obliged to fall back.
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  • The first shock was repulsed, but a French column penetrated in the dark between two regiments of the British and a confused fight ensued in the ruins, in which the 42nd (Black Watch) captured a colour.
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  • 91, who in the year of his consulate was compelled by Domitian to fight with beasts in the arena, and then banished and put to death in 95.
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  • There was a consensual agreement to stop the fight.
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  • 1 In the following year permanent diplomatic relations were established by England with the Porte by the despatch of William Harebone as ambassador, Queen Elizabeth urging as her special claim to the sultan's friendship their common mission to fight " idolators."
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  • The emperor gathered little from the confused reports of their purposeless manoeuvres, but, secure in the midst of his " battalion square " of 200,000 men, he remained quite indifferent, well knowing that an advance straight on Berlin must force his enemy to concentrate and fight, and as they would bring at most 127,000 men on to the battlefield the result could hardly be doubtful.
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  • His intention was to occupy a strong position and fight one general action for the possession of Moscow, and to this end he selected the line of the Kalatscha where the stream intersects the great Moscow road.
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  • Their manoeuvre was carried out with complete success, kind of stupor and allowed his marshals to fight by themselves.
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  • Thanks to his having compelled his allies to fight his battles for him, he had not as yet drawn very heavily on the fighting resources of France, the actual percentage of men taken by the conscriptions during the years since 1806 being actually lower than that in force in continental armies of to-day.
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  • Marching always ready to fight wherever his enemy might stand or move to meet him, his mind was relieved from all the hesitations which necessarily arise in men less confident in the security of their designs.
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  • "Macedonian" after a desperate fight, and in 1813 he was appointed commodore to command a squadron in New York harbour, which was soon blockaded by the British.
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  • In an attempt to break out in February 1815 Decatur's flagship the "President" was cut off and after a spirited fight forced to surrender to a superior force.
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  • Apart from his pertinacious fight for economy Hume was not always fortunate in his political activity.
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  • Towards the close of his life, he had to fight against his own son, Thomas de Marie, who in 1115 succeeded him, subsequently becoming notorious for his deeds of violence in the struggles between the communes of Laon and Amiens.
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  • Wishing to remain neutral in the struggle between England and France, he went to fight in Italy.
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  • They rose in order to fight for their own rights, liberties and land.
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  • The mouth of the Gulf of Lepanto was the scene of the great sea fight in which the naval power of Turkey was for the time being destroyed by the united papal, Spanish and Venetian forces (October 7, 1571).
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  • These were joined by Admiral da Gama and a number of the naval officers, who had escaped from Rio de Janeiro; but in June 1895 the admiral was killed in a fight with the government troops.
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  • Disillusioned with men and despairing of the future of his country, he spent the rest of his life devoted to agricultural pursuits, and rarely emerged from his retirement; when he did so, it was to fight political and religious reaction.
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  • In a desperate fight (April 17) with a strong force of the enemy the English were overwhelmed and only four Europeans escaped to the bay.
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  • The Boers had firearms, the Zulus their assegais only, and after a three hours' fight the Zulus were totally defeated, losing thousands killed, while the farmers' casualties were under 1 Captain Allen Francis Gardiner (1 79418 5 1) left Natal in 1838, subsequently devoting himself to missionary work in South America, being known as the missionary to Patagonia.
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  • But we may go further and say that, in spite of their initial acceptance of authority, the Scholastics are not the antagonists of reason; on the contrary they fight its battles.
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  • It becomes equivalent to economic laisser-faire and "Manchesterism," and as such it must fight its own corner with those who now take into consideration many national factors which had no place in the early utilitarian individualistic regime of Cobden's own day.
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  • With these he marched southwards to the plain of Mohacs, where, on the 29th of August, the Hungarians, after a two hours' fight, were annihilated, the king, both the archbishops, five bishops and 24,000 men perishing on the field.
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  • So long as the Magyar people had any life left, it was bound to fight in self-defence, it was bound to produce " malcontents " resistance.
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  • All hope of crushing revolutionary Vienna with Magyar aid was thus at an end, and Jellachich, who on the 10th issued a proclamation to the Croat regiments in Italy to remain with their colours and fight for the common fatherland, was free to carry out his policy of identifying the cause of the southern Sla y s with that of the imperial army.
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  • The Meini gwyr Ardudwy (stones of the men of Ardudwy) possibly mark the site of a fight.
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  • Surrey's reproaches for the alleged breach of faith, and a second challenge to fight on Millfield Plain were this time disregarded.
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  • Their left wing drove the English back, but Lord Dacre's reserve corps restored the fight on this side.
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  • I am glad that he has sent it, because the Dutch have tired me out, and I intended to fight with them.
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  • It was a long and wearing fight, in which the British lost 485 killed and wounded, and what was more serious, Lord Methuen (himself wounded) found that his force had exhausted its forward momentum, and that he would have to collect supplies and reinforcements on the Modder before fighting his next battle.
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  • Buller then gave up the fight.
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  • Pheidon is said to have lost his life in a faction fight at Corinth, where the monarchy had recently been overthrown.
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  • To Pretoria Dr Jameson and his troopers were brought prisoners (January 1896) after the fight at Doornkop (to be handed over in few days to the British government), and thither also were brought the Reform Committee prisoners from Johannesburg.
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  • While trying to feed his army he omitted to fight it, and, with the chance of overwhelming the Prussians by one great effort of marching, he delayed the necessary orders till too late, and the Prussian II.
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  • By this time every infantry soldier and gun within call had been thrown into the fight, and the Austrians might well have thrown odds of three to one upon the Prussian centre and have broken it asunder.
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  • The last fight was that of Blumenau near Pressburg on the 22nd; this was broken off at the stated time.
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  • The defeated chiefs retired on the city, led by Ansgar the Staller, under whom as sheriff the citizens of London had marched to fight for Harold at Senlac. They elected Edgar Atheling, the grandson of Edmund Ironside, as king, which the Saxon Chronicle says " was indeed his natural right."
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  • Except a division from Egypt, coming to fight on foot, no reinforcements were on the way, and the last of the five divisions from England, the 54th, had been swallowed up at Suvla.
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  • On the outbreak of hostilities he took arms immediately, commanded a troop of horse in the army of Lord Essex, was present at the relief of Coventry in August, and at the fight at Worcester in September, where he distinguished himself, and subsequently at Edgehill.
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  • He returned to Naples as captain on Massena's staff to fight the Bourbons and the Austrians in 1806, and subsequently went to Spain, where he followed Jerome Bonaparte in his retreat from Madrid.
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  • The Turks did not support their client by advancing into Nejd itself, and he and his rivals were left to fight out their battles among themselves.
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  • As chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives in1887-1889during President Cleveland's first administration, he led the fight for reform.
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  • Northumberland and Hotspur barred their way at Millfield, near Wooler, and the Scots were compelled to fight at Humbledon, or Homildon Hill, on the 14th of September.
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  • The Federal steam frigates, "Roanoke," "St Lawrence" and "Minnesota" had all gone aground in their trip from Old Point Comfort toward the scene of battle, and only the "Minnesota" was near enough (about i m.) to take any part in the fight.
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  • Napoleon, having determined to fight, as usual called up every available battalion; the splendid III.
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  • The rearmost troops of the Russian 2nd column, not yet committed to the fight on the Goldbach, made a bold counter stroke against St Hilaire's right flank, but were repulsed, and Soult now turned to relieve the pressure on Davout by attacking Sokolnitz.
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  • A fight takes place, in which the son is slain by the father.
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  • " I purpose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer, was his message from the battlefield of Spottsylvania to the chief of staff at Washington.
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  • The event showed that while their defeat in 1868 had taught them despondency, it had not taught them wisdom; it was still in their power to make a gallant fight by nominating a person for whom Republican reformers could vote.
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  • His good sense was strong, as well as his sense of justice, and these qualities stood him in good service as president, especially in his triumphant fight against the greenback monster.
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  • In the meanwhile nearly all the French infantry posted between the two villages and in front of the bridges had been drawn into the fight on either flank.
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  • In 1518 the town was held for a short time by Arouj Barbarossa, but Arouj was killed in a fight with the Spaniards.
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  • But a Fabian policy is never acceptable to an eager people, and when Johnston had been driven back to Atlanta he was superseded by Hood with orders to fight a battle.
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  • Its inaction on the first day of the disastrous second battle of Bull Run led to the general's subsequent disgrace; but it made a splendid fight on the second day to save the army from complete rout, and subsequently shared in the Antietam campaign.
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  • He had, however, been chosen for Kirkwall, and could fight his cause in the House.
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  • At Kesselsdorf it was the wing led by the young Prince Moritz that carried the Austrian lines and won the "Old Dessauer's" last fight.
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  • Even then the new league would not fight and allowed Louis to retain his conquests by the truce of Regensburg (1685), but none the less these humiliations gave rise to a more closelyknit and aggressive coalition, which was organized in 1686 and known as the League of Augsburg.
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  • At the head of a hundred thousand men he showed, besides the large grasp of strategy which planned the Carolinas march, besides the patient skill in manoeuvre which gained ground day by day towards Atlanta, the strength of will which sent his men to the hopeless assault of Kenesaw to teach them that he was not afraid to fight, and cleared Atlanta of its civil population in the face of a bitter popular outcry.
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  • After the fight the royal kraal was burned.
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  • In his fight with poverty he was put to strange shifts, becoming cellarman at a tavern and clerk to a lawyer, reciting and singing at a small theatre, and compiling a collection of common songs.
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  • After wearisome and disheartening failures, embittered by the pain of an internal disease, Wolfe crowned his work by the decisive victory on the Plains of Abraham (13th of September 1759) by which the French permanently lost Quebec. Twice wounded earlier in the fight, he had refused to leave the field, and a third bullet passing through his lungs inflicted a mortal injury.
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  • Some officers were for withdrawing by sea, but the general chose to hold his ground, though his army was enfeebled by sickness and would have to fight on unfavourable terrain against odds of two to one.
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  • Capponi resigned, and Leopold reluctantly agreed to a MontanelliGuerrazzi ministry, which in its turn had to fight against the extreme republican party.
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  • The sound of the heavy firing coming from the eastward convinced him of what had been gradually dawning on him - that with barely 30,000 men he was in the presence of the whole French army, whose attitude at this moment sufficiently indicated their determination to fight.
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  • At daybreak on the morning of the 18th the royal headquarters (which now for the first time arrived at the front) still had no certain knowledge as to whether the French main army was in retreat - covered by the force which they could see on the high ground north of the Metz road - or whether they had taken up a position in order to fight.
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  • Simultaneously the French artillery also took up the challenge, and from the heights near St Privat the 6th Corps, whose presence had been unsuspected by the Prussians, joined in the fight.
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  • Corps the action still dragged; the 3rd brigade of the Guards had become involved in the fight, and notwithstanding the arrival of the corps artillery of the III.
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  • After a few months he became aware of the crimes of the vizier, and slew him and his sons in a hand-to-hand fight in the palace.
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  • They succeeded in subjecting the other rebels, and, after a hard fight at Pelusium, and many intrigues, conquered Egypt (343); Nectanebus fled to Ethiopia.
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  • They did not fight well, and their failure was attributed in part to the discontent of their seamen with the removal of Tromp, and the unpopularity of de Witt.
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  • The French general, however, determined to fight, as he had done at Sinsheim, to prevent the junction of the two hostile armies.
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  • Bournonville stood to fight at Miilhausen with such forces as he could collect (29th December 1674) but Turenne's men carried all before them.
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  • In the heavy weather prevailing at the time the " Good Hope " and " Monmouth " could not fight their main-deck guns, and their broadside discharge (including " Glasgow ") was reduced to 2 9.2-in.
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  • He decided to fight, and sent the " Canopus " a message to this effect at 6:18 P.M.
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  • The " Otranto " asked if she was to keep out of range, and not getting a clear reply drew out of line on the " Glasgow's " starboard quarter, a potent reminder that a ship that has no guns to fight and no speed to run away is a delusion and a snare.
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  • Cradock preferred to fight and take the chance of inflicting injury on the German squadron, which was far from any base of refitment and repair.
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  • He fought a brave fight, checked von Spee in his onward career, and he and his men take their place in the great roll of naval heroes.
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  • Meleager, who withdrew, and refused to fight until the Curetes were on the point of capturing the city of Calydon.
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  • About the middle of the afternoon Hancock arrived on the field with orders from Meade to assume command and to decide whether to continue the fight there or to fall back.
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  • Tirpitz himself maintains that his naval aspirations were directed not towards a war with Great Britain, but to the creation of a state of naval equilibrium or of German superiority, which would have enabled Germany to insist upon the unreserved cooperation of British policy in her world aims. It was probably true that Germany's policy was directed rather towards being so strong at sea as to make England unwilling to fight her unless absolutely necessary, than towards actually challenging British naval supremacy.
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  • After this victory Presbyter John - for so he was wont to be styled - advanced to fight for the Church at Jerusalem; but when he arrived at the Tigris and found no means of transport for his army, he turned northward, as he had heard that the river in that quarter was frozen over in winter-time.
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  • But he held office for little more than a month, since like all the other Italian Liberals he disapproved of the pope's change of front in refusing to allow his troops to fight against Austria, and resigned with the rest of the ministry on the 29th of April.
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  • He was the ninth child of a carter, who wanted to make him a priest, but the lad at fifteen enlisted in a battalion of students to fight against the armies of Napoleon I.
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  • He urged the separation of the High Lutheran party from Melanchthon (1557), got the Saxon dukes to oppose the Frankfort Recess (1558) and continued to fight for the purity of Lutheran doctrine.
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  • In spite of strenuous efforts on the part of the British administrator to avert war the French party determined to fight, and finally attacked the British, who had assembled round Kampala.
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  • In 1784 he entered a Sardinian regiment of marines, but on the outbreak of war with the French Republic, he refused to fight in what he considered an unjust cause, and was imprisoned for several months.
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  • A prolonged fight now ensued, in which the Bavarians had the worst of it, and Weert, returning at last to the field, dared not attempt to engage afresh.
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  • Bilbeis was the first halting-place of the English cavalry in their march on Cairo after the fight at Tel-el-Kebir on the 13th of September 1882.
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  • Worth in the early morning of the 8th of September these buildings were defended by more than io,000 Mexicans under Generals Leon, Alvarez and Perez, and they were captured only after a most desperate fight, which cost the Americans 787 killed and wounded and the Mexicans at least 2000 killed, wounded, and prisoners.
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  • Thus the fight dragged on, and was constantly maintained in Acadia, where the sovereignty had been early disputed, and the border never properly settled.
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  • Terry to fight the duel with the United States senator David C. Broderick which ended fatally for the latter.
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  • From time to time bands of soldiery, whom the government was powerless to control, scoured the country, and rebellion succeeded rebellion till 1859, when the last fight against open rebels took place at Chichamba near Risod.
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  • Thereafter, whatever befell, the allied armies would resolutely press forward towards Paris, affording each other mutual support, and with the tremendous weight of troops at their disposal thrust back Napoleon upon his capital, force him to fight in front of it, and drive him when defeated within its works.
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  • It will be seen that Blucher covered Fleurus, his concentration point, by Zieten's corps, in the hope of being able to collect his army round Fleurus in the time that Zieten would secure for him by a yielding fight.
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  • But Zieten declined, and very wisely, to fight on the right bank, and he made the most of the screen afforded by the little river.
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