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.
- Surely the time has come for both sides to act with restraint, and in the name of humanity stop the constant reprisal killings.
- The remainder were finished off on the basis of reprisal measures.
- We have no hesitancy in holding that the killing of members of the population in reprisal without judicial sanction is itself unlawful.
- The recapture of Newry in May 1642 was accompanied by the massacre of soldiers and civilians in reprisal for the killing of Protestants.Advertisement
- In particular, he was conscious of the need to avert reprisal attacks against innocent Irish people in Britain.
- Many other reprisal actions on the part of his troops were brought to his notice in reports made to him.
- 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.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.