Rallying-point sentence example

rallying-point
  • In battle the carroccio was surrounded by the bravest warriors in the army and it served both as a rallying-point and as the palladium of the city's honour; its capture by the enemy was regarded as an irretrievable defeat and humiliation.
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  • Three separate capitals must be discriminated Pavia, the seat of the new Lombard kingdom; Ravenna, the garrison city of the Byzantine emperor; and Rome, the rallying point of the old nation, where the successor of St Peter was already beginning to assume that national protectorate which proved so influential in the future.
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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 blunders of the government were open to a united attack, andMr Chamberlain's tariff-reform movement in 1903 provided a new rallying point in defence of the existing fiscal system.
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  • He took 1906: refuge in the dense bush in the Nkandhla highlands, where Cetywayo's grave became the rallying-point trial.
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  • The royal kraal was again destroyed and Ulundi ceased to be a rallying point.
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  • away to his right, to repel the turning movement that he groundlessly anticipated and to form a rallying point for his right in case his centre was broken.
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  • The salon of Mme de Condorcet was throughout the Consulate and the first Empire a rallying point for the dissentient republicans.
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  • The Curia, once so corrupt, was completely metamorphosed, and once more became a rallying point for men of stainless character, so that it produced a profound impression even on non-Catholics; while the original methods of St Philip Neri had a profound influence on the reform of popular morals.
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  • In the war of 421, in which the north-east of Mesopotamia was chiefly concerned, the Romans failed to take Nisibis, and it became a natural rallying point for the Nestorians after the decision of Ephesus (431).
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  • of its rallying point.
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  • The legend says that Okba determined to found a city which should be a rallying-point for the followers of Mahomet in Africa.
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  • Murad fled with a small remnant of his soldiers to Diarbekr, the rallying-point of the White Sheep Turkomans.
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  • And this was chiefly because before all things it was a practical philosophy, a rallying-point for strong and noble spirits contending against odds.
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  • After the capture of the city he gathered a band of fugitives in Bithynia and established himself in the town of Nicaea, which became the chief rallying-point for his countrymen.
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  • Lord Canning now decided that the next step should be the reduction of Lucknow, on the ground that it, like Delhi, was a rallying point of the Mutiny, and that its continuance in the hands of the enemy would mean a loss of prestige.
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  • The French conquest swept away the old condition of things never to reappear; but allegiance to the Orange dynasty survived, and in 1813 became the rallying point of a united Dutch people.
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  • Whatever truth there may be in the legend, it demonstrates conclusively the absence of a rallying point where the idea of a central government might have taken root.
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  • In 1642 a Scottish army under General Robert Monro landed in Ulster, and formed a rallying point for the colonists.
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  • Ferdinand, instead of retiring to Andalusia and making himself the rallying point of national resistance, had gone to ]\Iadrid, where he was at thc mercy of Murats troops and Whence he wrote grovelling letterf to Napoleon.
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  • Thenceforth he became the rallying point of a large number of men dissatisfied with the new administration, and in 1877 he headed a rebellion which taxed all the resources of the central government.
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  • During the Shays' Rebellion Amherst was a centre of disaffection and a rallying-point of the insurgents.
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  • As this commanded the "Vindictive's" berth and would form a rallying point for reinforcements from landward, it was to be seized by four companies of Royal Marines - A (Chatham) under Maj.
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