Reprisal sentence example
On the 23rd of March 1776 Congress did indeed issue letters of marque and reprisal, and efforts were made to fit out a national force.
The remainder were finished off on the basis of reprisal measures.
Surely the time has come for both sides to act with restraint, and in the name of humanity stop the constant reprisal killings.
We have no hesitancy in holding that the killing of members of the population in reprisal without judicial sanction is itself unlawful.
Many other reprisal actions on the part of his troops were brought to his notice in reports made to him.Advertisement
In particular, he was conscious of the need to avert reprisal attacks against innocent Irish people in Britain.
Confirming what was doubtless an older custom, Philip Augustus decreed the quarantaine-le-roi, which suspended every act of reprisal for at least forty days; and in 1257 Louis IX.
David, however, after his accession made an expedition against Damascus as a reprisal for the assistance the city had given his enemy Hadadezer, king of Zobah.
By way of reprisal land was taken from Polish owners and given to Russians, and settlements were established for colonization purposes - a measure of this kind taking place as late as 1913 - so that proportionately more convicts and political exiles were sent into Lithuania than even into Siberia.
The recapture of Newry in May 1642 was accompanied by the massacre of soldiers and civilians in reprisal for the killing of Protestants.Advertisement
After Badr he mourned the leaders of the Quraysh and visited Mecca to stir up a reprisal raid against the Muslims.
The reprisal prisoners killed were not taken from the community where the attack on the German soldiers occurred.
The severity with which the land was treated may pass for a gentle reprisal if the Moabites of that day were not more humane than their descendants in the days of King Mesha.
Island Magee had, besides antiquarian remains, a notoriety as a home of witchcraft, and was the scene of an act of reprisal for the muchdisputed massacre of Protestants about 1641, by the soldiery of Carrickfergus.