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Singlehanded sentence examples

  • In his singlehanded duel with the strength of Germany, Gregory received material assistance from the Countess Matilda of Tuscany.

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  • Alone and singlehanded, Gallatin carried on the fight in congress.

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  • The Russians marched in two columns, which lost touch of one another, and as it was quite impossible for either to engage the French singlehanded, they both retired again towards Smolensk, where with an advanced guard in the town itself - which possessed an oldfashioned brick enceinte not to be breached by field artillery alone - the two columns reunited and deployed for action behind the unfordable Dnieper.

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  • Spain, unable to defend its possessions singlehanded, appealed to the Dutch for naval help. In September 1675 De Ruyter was sent into the Mediterranean with 18 sail of the line and four fire-ships.

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  • Thus relieved about his left, but realizing that D'Erlon had returned to Ney, the emperor had perforce to finish the battle singlehanded.

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  • Norman Finch, who though severely wounded continued to fight his gun singlehanded till the top was wrecked by another shell.

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  • The mutiny at the Nore, the threat of rebellion in Ireland, the alarming fall in consols, argued strongly against continuing the war singlehanded, and in July Lord Malmesbury had been sent to Lille to open fresh negotiations with the plenipotentiaries of France.

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  • green is confined almost wholly to certain of the northern and midland counties of England, where it is popular for singlehanded, gate-money contests.

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  • Save for the benevolent neutrality of Prussia, therefore, which enabled her to obtain supplies from the north, Russia was pitted singlehanded against a coalition of Turkey, Great Britain and France, to which Sardinia was added later.

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  • One had saved a standard, another had killed five Frenchmen, a third had loaded five cannon singlehanded.

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  • He supported almost singlehanded a poorhouse the order had founded in Petersburg.

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