Reprisals sentence example

reprisals
  • Re-elected to the Convention, he was sent to Normandy, where he directed bitter reprisals against the Federalists.

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  • Erica tells Jim that Janet's group has threatened reprisals for her arrest.

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  • The Caps had short shrift, and the joint note which the Russian, Prussian and Danish ministers presented to the estates protesting, in menacing terms, against any " reprisals " on the part of the triumphant faction, only hastened the fall of the government.

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  • He was therefore not at all persona grata in Berlin, but the German imperial authorities learned by experience that he was an opponent to be respected, who understood thoroughly the interests of his country, and was quite capable of adopting if necessary a vigorous policy of reprisals.

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  • His companions committed atrocities which brought upon them terrible reprisals on the part of the .4?'?i FIG.

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  • Reprisals followed; and the position became so desperate that the extermination of the Bushmen appeared to the government the only safe alternative.

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  • His unfavourable reception in England by the clergy led him to make reprisals.

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  • Indeed, throughout the first half of the 18th century it was on a continuous war footing against English corsairs, making reprisals on British ships and thriving at the same time on a large contraband trade with Jamaica and other foreign colonies.

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  • To the hanging of the brave garrison of Granson the Swiss responded by terrible reprisals at Granson and at Morat (March to June 1476); while the people of Lorraine finally routed Charles at Nancy on the 5th of January 1477, the duke himself falling in the battle.

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  • After having separated the Piedmontese from the Austrians, whom he drove back into Tyrol, and repulsed offensive reprisals of Wurmser and Alvinzi on four occasions, he stopped short at the preliminary negotiations of Loben just at the moment when the Directory, discouraged by the problem of Italian reconstitution, was preparing the army of the Rhine to re-enter the field under the command of Hoche.

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  • This emeute provoked severe reprisals, and the partisans of the images were mutilated and killed, or beaten and exiled.

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  • He now entered the army, and in 1642 was taken prisoner at Brentford and tried for his life; sentence would no doubt have been executed had not the parliament by threatening reprisals forced his exchange.

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  • That it has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes only quickens their desire for reprisals.

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  • Need new ways to get people to give evidence without fearing reprisals.

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  • The success of this process depends on witnesses being able to speak the truth about racism without suffering reprisals.

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  • Meg cannot convince Bea not to take reprisals for the attack on her.

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  • Even the slightest whisper of dissent provoked savage reprisals.

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  • Evil spells and brutal reprisals haunt them as they face their most sinister challenge to date.

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  • Fear of bloody reprisals will allow Winnie a free passage toward goal every time she gets the ball.

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  • Unsurprisingly she threatened him with severe reprisals should he actually carry out his plans.

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  • The man did not want to be named for fear of reprisals on his son, who joined the sect eight years ago.

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  • Meanwhile Alexander was making it plain that he had come not merely as captain-general for a war of reprisals, but to take the Persian's place as king of the land.

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  • The Athenians were preparing to make reprisals, in spite of the advice of the Delphic oracle that they should desist from attacking Aegina for thirty years, and content themselves meanwhile with dedicating a precinct to Aeacus, when their projects were interrupted by the Spartan intrigues for the restoration of Hippias.

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  • It ought to be remembered that the mob of Brescia had massacred invalid Austrian soldiers in the hospital, a provocation which always leads to reprisals.

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  • Commissioned, along with Barras in 1793, to establish the authority of the convention at Marseilles and Toulon, he distinguished himself in the atrocity of his reprisals, but both afterwards joined the Thermidoriens, and Freron became the leader of the jeunesse doree and of the Thermidorian reaction.

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  • This was an ephemeral success, ill-prepared and obtained by taking a sudden advantage of national sentiment; it was soon followed by a check, owing to a Russian and German coalition and the baseness of Cardinal Fleury, who, in order to avoid intervening, pretended to tremble before an imaginary threat of reprisals on the part of England.

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  • Erica tells Jim that Janet 's group has threatened reprisals for her arrest.

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  • Educators who question or dissent from the official interpretation of Islam can face severe reprisals.

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  • Nine Polish villages raised in reprisals for attacks on Germans.

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  • Many Jewish students have said they no longer wear yarmulkes on campus for fear of reprisals.

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  • All of these character reprisals became major scoops for soap opera websites, where fans eagerly read and commented on the stories.

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  • Reprisals on the part of the subadar were followed by war, and, annoyed at the failure of his pacific schemes, the governor resigned and returned to England in 1764.

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  • The taking of Zahaia in 1481 by the enemy gave occasion to reprisals.

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  • In fear of reprisals Antipas (or Antipater), the Idumaean, his counsellor, played on the fears of Hyrcanus and persuaded him to buy the aid of the Nabataean Arabs with promises.

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  • Charlemagne, Pippin's son, descended upon Italy, broke up the Lombard kingdom (774), confirmed his father's donation to the pope, and in reprisals for Venetian assistance to the exarch, ordered the pope to expel the Venetians from the Pentapolis.

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  • By way of reprisals for the Hussite outrages in Prague, the miners of Kuttenberg seized on any Hussites they could find, and burned, beheaded or threw them alive into the shafts of disused mines.

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  • The story of the next few years is but a dismal record of aggression and of reprisals leading to fresh aggression.

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  • The barbarous reprisals into which Sultan Mahmud allowed himself to be carried away only accentuated the difficulty of the situation.

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  • The chief exponent of this temper was the Pesti Hirlap, Hungary's first political newspaper, founded in 1841 by Kossuth, whose articles, advocating armed reprisals if necessary, inflamed the extremists but alienated Szechenyi, who openly attacked Kossuth's opinions.

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  • When then on July 21 Draskovic was murdered by a young Bosnian Communist, Parliament resolved on reprisals, and io days later passed by 190 to 54 laws of extraordinary severity for "the Defence of the State," terrorist agitation being made punishable by death, prolonged penal servitude or heavy fines.

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  • This act led to reprisals, and on the 17th of January 1837 a Boer commando surprised Mosilikatze's encampment at Mosega, inflicting heavy loss on the Matabele without themselves 1 Two small children were spared and brought up as Kaffirs.

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  • The savage reprisals on their suppression, in especial the "Bloody Assizes" of Jeffreys, produced a revulsion of public feeling.

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  • Chares was ordered to make reprisals, but instead sailed to Corcyra, where he made the mistake of siding with the oligarchs.

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  • Reprisals followed, and in November 1837 Mosilikatze was decisively defeated by the Boers and thereupon fled northward.

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  • This cause, indeed, was helped more by the impolitic reprisals of the Turks than by the heroism of the insurgents.

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  • Meanwhile the white traders in Fiji had played an intimate part in the internal political affairs of the group, and in 1858 King Thakombau, being threatened with reprisals by the American consul on account of certain losses of property which he had sustained, asked for British protection, but did not obtain it.

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  • At length he roused Mesha; and Moab, which had evidently retreated southwards towards Edom, now began to take reprisals.

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  • The Turks, on their side, organized a body of equally effective troops called Martelossi, for defence and reprisals.

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  • From 1577 onwards, Venice endeavoured to crush the pirates without offending Austria, enlisting Albanians in place of their Dalmatian crews, who feared reprisals at home.

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  • It would have been wiser to put the revenges as reprisals for the undeniable horrors committed by Montrose's Irish levies.

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  • Abroad, where the Bill made McKinley's name known everywhere, there was bitter opposition to it and reprisals were threatened by several European states.

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  • James was not slow to make reprisals, but his nobles were angry or indifferent, and on the 25th of November 1542 his forces were easily scattered at the rout of Solway Moss.

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  • Reprisals and engagements followed with varied success; and the crown prince of Persia, after a demonstration in Shirvan, returned to Tabriz.

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  • Slaveraiding continued ceaselessly; by 1446 the Portuguese had carried off nearly a thousand captives from the newly surveyed coasts; but between this time and the voyages of Cadamosto in 1455-1456, the prince altered his policy, forbade the kidnapping of the natives (which had brought about fierce reprisals, causing the death of Nuno Tristam in 1446, and of other pioneers in 1445, 1448, &c.), and endeavoured to promote their peaceful intercourse with his men.

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