Reprisal sentence example

reprisal
  • 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.
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  • Surely the time has come for both sides to act with restraint, and in the name of humanity stop the constant reprisal killings.
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  • The remainder were finished off on the basis of reprisal measures.
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  • We have no hesitancy in holding that the killing of members of the population in reprisal without judicial sanction is itself unlawful.
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  • The recapture of Newry in May 1642 was accompanied by the massacre of soldiers and civilians in reprisal for the killing of Protestants.
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  • In particular, he was conscious of the need to avert reprisal attacks against innocent Irish people in Britain.
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  • Many other reprisal actions on the part of his troops were brought to his notice in reports made to him.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • After Badr he mourned the leaders of the Quraysh and visited Mecca to stir up a reprisal raid against the Muslims.
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  • The reprisal prisoners killed were not taken from the community where the attack on the German soldiers occurred.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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