Outnumbered sentence example
Male factory hands greatly outnumbered female, standing in the ratio of four to one.
The Americans, outnumbered three to one, defeated.
It traces its origin to the great German immigration of the 17th century, especially to Pennsylvania, where, although the German Lutherans afterwards outnumbered them, the Reformed element was estimated in 1730 to be more than half the whole number of Germans in the colony.
On the 9th of August Banks again encountered Jackson at Cedar Mountain, and, though greatly outnumbered, succeeded in holding his ground after a very sanguinary battle.
At the census of 1904 Harrismith and Kroonstad were the only towns where the white inhabitants outnumbered the coloured population.Advertisement
Their numbers were for a time kept up by the addition of fresh converts, but the employes who were not Harmonists soon greatly outnumbered the members of the community, the basis of which was always religious.
The plan was audacious, for the English in America outnumbered the French by twenty to one.
A general election followed in July, and 74 Liberal Unionists were returned, forming with the Conservatives a Unionist party, which outnumbered Gladstonians and Parnellites together by over a hundred.
The Union forces, heavily outnumbered, were defeated, and Lyon himself was killed while striving to rally his troops.
Pisani had been reinforced early in the spring of 1378, but when he was sighted by the Genoese fleet of 25 sail off Pola in Istria on the 7th of May, he was slightly outnumbered, and his crews were still weak.Advertisement
But once again, though far outnumbered, and unsupported by his own government, the Polish grand-hetman proved more than a match for Gustavus, who, on the 10th of September, broke up his camp and returned to Prussia; the whole autumn campaign had proved a failure and cost him 5000 men.
The Spanish ships were outnumbered chiefly because the convoy had become scattered by bad management and bad seamanship. The more valuable part of it, consisting of the four galleons, and eleven trading ships in which the king's share of the treasure was being carried, became separated from the rest, and on being chased by the superior force of Heyn endeavoured to take refuge at Matanzas in the island of Cuba, hoping to be able to land the bullion in the bush before the Dutchman could come up with them.
The number of female vamps outnumbered the number of female Guardians, and she ducked into the locker room for the females.
Are we completely outnumbered?
Briefly summarized, the battle came to this - in four successive efforts the Prussians failed because they were locally outnumbered.Advertisement
These two parties decidedly outnumbered the Republicans at the polls from 1890-1898, but they could win only by fusion.
Babysitters now outnumbered their potential customers, as families with young children could seldom afford the little three-bedroom "Norman," much less "The Saxon" or the bi-level "King Richard."
Expect to be always outnumbered, but at least as far as mental firepower goes, never outgunned.
Most of Jura is uninhabited, only about 200 people live here, vastly outnumbered by the more than 5000 deer.
Rommel put tank against tank - but his men were hopelessly outnumbered.Advertisement
The Picts and Scots were heavily outnumbered, and the night before the battle, King Angus prayed for victory.
In any three-generation pedigree the males on the top line are outnumbered 11-3; why should we believe they are especially significant?
At the time the matter attracted little attention, but the Asiatic inhabitants speedily increased, and forty years later they outnumbered the whites (see Natal).
Traditional paper catalogs are far outnumbered by online catalogs.
While male smokers once vastly outnumbered their female counterparts, women are quickly discovering this dangerous habit.Advertisement
When you are outnumbered, using these moves can help you get to a safer location, closer to your target, or keep you from certain death.
The Warriors, a street gang wrongly accused of killing a rival gang leader, are outnumbered.
In my opinion, interracial dating will always be a controversial subject because racism still exists and the people who seek to date outside of their race are currently outnumbered by the people who don't.
Battles ensue, with the massively outnumbered Marines falling (heroically) one by one to the collosal bugs.
However, these technologies are still far outnumbered by the old framesets that built the web.
We'd have waited for you, but we was outnumbered three to one and didn't have time to look for you.
The worst tumults occurred in November 1904, when Italian students and professors were attacked at Innsbruck without provocation; being outnumbered by a hundred to one the Italians were forced to use their revolvers in self-defence, and several persons were wounded on both sides.
Being greatly outnumbered, Howe had to stand on the defensive, but he baffled the French admiral at Sandy Hook, and defeated his attempt to take Newport in Rhode Island by a fine combination of caution and calculated daring.
In Great Britain in 1905, for every head of cattle there were about four head of sheep, whereas in Ireland the cattle outnumbered the sheep. Again, whilst Great Britain possessed only half as many cattle more than Table XiiI.-Numbers of Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Pigs in the United Kingdom in 1905.
The chief centre, however, of the fishery in the west of England is at Newlyn, near Penzance, where the small local sailing boats are outnumbered by hundreds of large boats, both sail and steam, which come chiefly from Lowestoft for the season.
Their places were taken by a fresh body, but this was soon outnumbered and outflanked in its turn.
Though he had control of what remained of the navies of Holland and Spain, as well as of the French, he was outnumbered at every point, while the efficiency of the British fleet gave it a mobility which doubled its material superiority.
At first the Portuguese outnumbered all other nationalities in the immigration returns, but since the abolition of slavery the Italians have passed all competitors and number more than one-half the total arrivals.
Flies, outnumbered by two to one, sustained a sharp reverse before the other columns closed in.
The French troops in Ste Marie were only an outpost of the 6th corps, and seeing themselves outnumbered, they withdrew about 2.30, the Prussians rushing the village immediately afterwards.
Meanwhile, in the Missouri theatre, the Federal general Curtis, outnumbered and outmanoeuvred by the forces of Price and Van Dorn, fought, and by his magnificent tenacity won, the battle of Pea Ridge (March 7-8), which put an end to the war in this quarter.
In 1572, while its fortifications were still slight, the Spanish city was attacked and was nearly captured by a force of Chinese pirates who greatly outnumbered the Spaniards.
At 8 o'clock the frontal attack began by a vigorous artillery engagement, in which the French, though greatly outnumbered in guns, held their own, and three hours later Waldeck, whose attention had been absorbed by events on the front, found a long line of the enemy already formed up in his rear.
They were, however, outnumbered by their enemies, and it was the Romanist majority which dictated the terms of the decree, which was laid before the diet in September, enjoining a return to religious conformity within seven months.
It was impossible to continue to treat as enemies of the state a party which had supplied one of the vice-presidents to the Reichstag, and which after the election of 1881 outnumbered by forty votes any other single party.
In the weeks that followed, the men who held at Passo di Buole and on Pasubio, south of the Posina and east of the Val Canaglia and in the Seven Communes, outnumbered at first and always outgunned, completely broke up the attack that had begun so well.
They were heavily outnumbered, but they held strong positions which should have enabled them to delay the enemy advance until the reserves could come into play.
At this period Duke Charles and his Protestant friends were clearly outnumbered by the promoters of the via media.
Up to the year 1870 the Dutch considerably outnumbered the British inhabitants; indeed, save in Natal, in the eastern province and in Cape Town, the British inhabitants were cornparatively few.
It is thus absurd to speak of a " Portuguese conquest of India "; in a land campaign they would have been outnumbered and destroyed by the armies of any one of the greater Indian states.
In 1812, during the second war between Great Britain and the United States, General William Hull, first governor of the Territory, although not greatly outnumbered, surrendered Detroit to the British without a struggle; in the same year also Mackinac was taken and Michigan again passed under British rule.
The Bulgarian king led to its relief an army which far outnumbered that of the crusaders.
At first the British troops, outnumbered by more than three to one by the mutinous regiments alone, were rather besieged than besiegers.
F with Though every town that they held was eager to revolt, and though they were hopelessly outnumbered in every quarter, they kept a tight grip on the greater part of Normandy, and on their old domain in the Bordelais and about Bayonne.
The second is now confined to the southern Lebanon, and even there is greatly outnumbered by Maronites, who, in the whole "Mountain," stand to Druses as 9 to 2.
In the House of Lords the temporal peers were largely outnumbered by the bishops and mitred abbots.