Presence-of-mind sentence example

presence-of-mind
  • It was due to their presence of mind that Wellington maintained his hold on the important strategical point of Quatre Bras on June 15 and 16.

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  • In spite of the courage and presence of mind of Cairoli, who received the dagger thrust intended for the king, public and parliamentary indignation found expression in a vote which compelled the ministry to resign.

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  • Many delicious stories are told of his presence of mind and the skilful appeals which he made to the better feeling of the crowd.

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  • The rebels now handled their bows in a menacing fashion, but at the critical moment the young king with great presence of mind and courage spurred his horse into the open, crying, "Sirs, will you shoot your king?

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  • But Richardwho showed astounding nerve and presence of mind for a lad of fourteencantered up to them shouting that he would be their chief and captain.

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