Robbers sentence example

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  • Suddenly, towards evening, a band of robbers swooped down upon them.

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  • Travellers also had the risk of assault by robbers and highwaymen.

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  • The country, Josephus says, was full of " robbers " and " wizards."

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  • Alarms can be a good deterrent to would be robbers or attackers.

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  • In 1795 the Burmese were involved in a dispute with the British in India, in consequence of their troops, to the amount of 5000 men, entering the district of Chittagong in pursuit of three robbers who had fled from justice across the frontier.

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  • Your community may be gated, but that doesn't mean it's safe from robbers.

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  • It was believed that the charioteers were there to protect the king from grave robbers and evil spirits.

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  • As part of the main character's ploy to make robbers think his house was occupied, cardboard silhouettes "dance" to the song as Christmas lights twinkle, proving anyone can get caught up in its infectious beat.

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  • The staff is comprised of former convicts, from bank robbers to petty thieves, with no real prior cooking skills.

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  • Alexis denied her involvement in the cases and claimed that although she was friends with some of the other alleged robbers, she was not involved in the crime.

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  • The store hadn't done $500 in business the past month by the looks of things, and the two hardened robbers sounded like kids.

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  • During his absence in Egypt, whither he had been sent by Pompey, without the consent of the senate, to restore Ptolemy Auletes to his kingdom, Syria had been devastated by robbers, and Alexander, son of Aristobulus, had again taken up arms with the object of depriving Hyrcanus of the high-priesthood.

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  • Festus found Judaea infested with robbers and the sicarii, who mingled with the crowds at the feasts and stabbed their enemies with the daggers (sicae) from which their name was derived.

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  • Ananus incited the people against these robbers, who arrested, imprisoned and murdered prominent friends of Rome, and arrogated to themselves the right of selecting the high priest by lot.

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  • Strabo refers to a great cave in Trachonitis capable of holding 4000 robbers.

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  • Scores of towns, too, owe their origin and enlargement to the care of the Angevin princes, who were lavish of privileges and charters, and saw to it that the high-roads were clear of robbers.

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  • At common law benefit of clergy was denied to robbers of churches.

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  • Many parts of the state are wild and hilly, inhabited by a large Mina population, formerly notorious as a race of robbers.

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  • In 1440, on returning from Hungary, whither his master had escorted King Wladislaus II., Dlugosz saved the life of Olesnicki from robbers.

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  • He is the patron saint of Russia; the special protector of children, scholars, merchants and sailors; and is invoked by travellers against robbers.

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  • This gave him an opportunity for amassing wealth by sharing the booty of the robbers in return for leaving them alone.

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  • The disorder of civil war had caused a multitude of robbers and vagabonds to emerge from the purlieus of Bagdad.

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  • Kambar successfully performed the service for which he had been engaged; but having in a few years quelled the robbers against whom he had been called in, and finding himself at the head of the only military tribe in the country, he formally deposed the raja and assumed the government.

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  • Gregory of Tours tells us that they were robbers, not protectors of the people, and that justice and the whole administrative apparatus were merely engines of insatiable greed.

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  • So, how was he able to whip the asses of two heavily armed robbers?

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  • At 1850 GMT, four robbers armed with crowbars boarded a bulk carrier, gaining access via the forward mooring ropes.

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  • Ladykillers 15/20 A gang of bank robbers pull off the perfect heist, only to be foiled by a little old lady.

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  • Cash and gilded Buddhist statues were left at the scene, ruling out robbers.

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  • These are some of the only treasures from a Pharaonic tomb as all the others were taken by tomb robbers shortly after their completion.

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  • The level of violence we are witnessing by robbers intent on stealing is quite unprecedented.

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  • If we rightly hang thieves and behead robbers, why do we leave the greed of Rome unpunished ?

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  • As it is we are forced to swat flies, kill snakes and protect ourselves against robbers and murderers.

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  • Carelessness on Carter 's part leads the Emersons to suspect that the trove of Egyptian treasure may yield to tomb robbers.

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  • Coffins are often opened by grave robbers who steal bones which are believed to be powerful in voodoo rituals to ward off an enemy.

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  • These would-be robbers held him in great dread; Outside the forest, scared to show a head.

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  • The robbers knew they had to go on the lam and lay low for a while to avoid being caught.

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  • Kids have been playing cops and robbers for decades, but when in history have thousands of pre-teens been able to experience what it's like to kill a person, in extreme anatomical detail?

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  • Not only can this be a great deterrent against would be robbers, but it also allows you to quickly and easily see the goings-on in and around the pool area.

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  • Grave robbers (yes, grave robbers) relied on lavender to protect them from contracting the Great Plague that afflicted London in the 17th century.

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  • With the co-operation of the Indians under their chief Saturiba he captured Fort San Mateo in the spring of 1568, and on the spot where the garrison of Fort Caroline had been executed, he hanged his Spanish prisoners, inscribing on a tablet of pine the words, " I do this not as unto Spaniards but as to traitors, robbers and murderers."

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  • Dunstable (Dunestaple, Donestaple) first appears as a royal borough in the reign of Henry I., who, according to tradition, on account of the depredations of robbers, cleared the forest where Watling Street and the Icknield Way met, and encouraged his subjects to settle there by various grants of privileges.

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  • In the later history Bashan became remarkable as a refuge for outlaws and robbers, a character it still retains.

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  • The "bright valley," Clara Vallis of St Bernard, was known as the "valley of Wormwood," infamous as a den of robbers.

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  • Then, when He entered the Temple, He swept away with a fiery zeal the merchants and merchandise which had turned God's House into " a robbers' den."

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  • And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south; also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall."

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  • A Swedish archbishop, returning from Rome, had been seized by robbers, and as Frederick had not punished the offenders Adrian sent two legates to remonstrate.

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  • Ashraf tried to escape to Kandahar almost alone, but was murdered by a party of Baluch robbers; and thus, by the genius of Nadir, his native land was delivered from the terrible Afghan invaders.

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  • Tories were active in New Jersey throughout the struggle; among them were bands known as " Pine Robbers," who hid in the pines or along the dunes by day and made their raids at night.

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  • Men ask themselves why their gods are worshipped in the form of beasts, birds, and fishes; why their gods are said to have prosecuted their amours in bestial shapes; why they are represented as lustful and passionate - thieves, robbers, murderers and adulterers.

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  • In common with other river towns, the disorderly element in Memphis was large, and the gamblers, robbers and horse thieves were only suppressed by local vigilance committees.

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  • The " chief-robber " Eleazar, who had plundered the country for twenty years, was caught and sent to Rome; countless robbers of less note were crucified.

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  • He converted a plundering tribe into a settled and civilized population, and out of robbers and marauders made efficient and disciplined soldiers.

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  • In the early periods of the history of other countries this seems to have been the case even where the dog was esteemed and valued, and had become the companion, the friend and the defender of man and his home; and in the and century of the Christian era Arrian wrote that "there is as much difference between a fair trial of speed in a good run, and ensnaring a poor animal without an effort, as between the secret piratical assaults of robbers at sea and the victorious naval engagements of the Athenians at Artemisium and at Salamis."

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