Skirmishes sentence example

skirmishes
  • I get in skirmishes almost every day.

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  • But after a few skirmishes they melted away, and Menelek was obliged to submit and do obeisance to John.

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  • The pleasures of a roving life, enlivened by occasional skirmishes with forces organized and led by Spanish officials, gained upon them.

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  • A month of harassing skirmishes ensued, during which the Egyptian troops showed their mettle at Mograka, where 200 of them held the fort against a superior number of dervishes, and in combats at Ambigol, Kosha and Firket.

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  • The battle at Siffin (657), near the Euphrates, which lasted two months and consisted principally in, sometimes bloody, skirmishes, with alternate success, ended by the well-known appeal to the decision of the Koran on the part of Moawiya.

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  • These, however, gave way before the threat of the advancing French and after a few trifling skirmishes.

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  • From the 9th of May to the 17th of July there were skirmishes, actions and combats almost daily.

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  • As a model of historical work of a certain kind it is hardly surpassable, and many separate passages - accounts of battles and skirmishes - have never been equalled except by Carlyle.

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  • When the French intervention took place, he helped to carry the king to Cadiz, and he fought a few unsuccessful skirmishes with the invaders.

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  • Not till the victory of Puck (September 17, 1462), one of the very few pitched battles in a war of raids, skirmishes and sieges, did fortune incline decisively to the side of the Poles, who maintained and improved their advantage till absolute exhaustion compelled the Knights to accept the mediation of a papal legate, and the second peace of Thorn (October 14, 1466) concluded a struggle which had reduced the Prussian provinces to a wilderness.'

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  • At least 40,000 men were necessary for the purpose, and these could have been obtained for 200,000 ducats; but a congress of magnates, whose collective fortunes amounted to hundreds of millions, having decided that it was impossible to raise this sum, there was nothing for it but to fight a few skirmishes and then take refuge abroad.

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  • Skirmishes at Macon and Milledgeville alone varied the daily routine of railway-breaking and supply-finding, in which a belt of country 60 m.

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  • There were several other skirmishes during the following week, resulting in the capture of the leading conspirators, with most of their followers.

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  • The struggle, marked by numerous raids, sieges and skirmishes, lasted for nine years, being practically ended by Fredericks decisive defeat at Milhldorf in September 1322.

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  • He was sent to New College school in 1641, and at the age of twelve was removed to the free grammar school at Thame, where his studies were interrupted by civil war skirmishes.

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  • The government refused to take this action, and Major-General Grahams force was employed in reconnaissances and small skirmishes, ending in the destruction of the villages in the Tamanieb valley on 27th March.

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  • Although checked, the dervishes were not discouraged, and continued to press upon the frontier in frequent raids, and thus in many bloody skirmishes the fighting qualities of the Egyptian troops were developed.

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  • Thenceforth, till James came to the throne of England, the history of Scotland was but a series of inchoate revolutions, intrigues that led to nothing definite and skirmishes in the war of kirk and state.

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  • In fact, the siege had been confined to enclosure and skirmishes.

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  • Before the arrival of this reinforcement, Hajjaj confined himself to skirmishes, in which his soldiers always had the advantage.

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  • There were many skirmishes between them, but a common danger soon forced them to suspend their hostilities.

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  • Abu Moslim marched against him, and the two armies met at Nisibis, where, after a number of skirmishes, a decisive engagement took place (28th November 7 54).

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  • The Union troops were reinforced from Colorado, however, and after a series of skirmishes the Confederates were compelled to retreat to Texas, leaving behind about half their original number in killed, wounded and.

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  • In 1832 the "FourLakes" country was in the theatre of hostilities during the Black Hawk War; Colonel Henry Dodge held a conference with Winnebago chiefs on Lake Mendota, and there were several skirmishes in the neighbourhood between his troops and the followers of Black Hawk, one of which took place on the site of Madison.

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  • By that date the movements of strategic concentration were nearly complete, and several frontier skirmishes had already taken place.

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  • However, only minor skirmishes took place in December and January.

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  • After several skirmishes, in all of which the Bohemians were defeated, the imperial forces arrived at the outskirts of Prague on the evening of the 7th of November.

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  • In 379 Theodosius, after reorganizing the army at Thessalonica, carried on a successful campaign of skirmishes along the Danube and induced numerous Gothic bands to give in their allegiance; his lieutenant Modares, a Gothic refugee, defeated the invaders severely in Thrace.

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  • In the summer of 1777 he was engaged in minor skirmishes in New Jersey, and early in September joined General Horatio Gates, then engaged in the campaign against General Burgoyne.

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  • From the road over the fine Llanberis pass towards Capel Curig, a turn to the right leads to Beddgelert, through Nant Gwynnant ("white" or "happy valley," or "stream"), where Pembroke and Ieuan ap Robert (for the Lancastrians)had many skirmishes in the time of Edward IV.

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  • Into the endless skirmishes and negotiations which followed the raising of the question of Toulouse it would be fruitless to enter.

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  • He wasted his considerable military talents in a series of skirmishes and sieges which had no great results, and after spending countless treasures and harrying many regions, perished obscurely by a wound from a cross-bow-bolt, received while beleaguering Chlus, a castle of a rebellious lord of Aquitaine, the viscount of Limoges (April 6, 1199).

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  • In 1780 Georgetown was occupied by a body of Loyalist troops, with whom the American troops had several skirmishes, but on the Toth of August 1781 General Francis Marion forced the evacuation of the town and took possession of it.

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  • Early in the War of Independence Yonkers was occupied for a time by part of Washington's army, and was the scene of several skirmishes.

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  • The state was, next to Virginia, the chief battleground during the Civil War, and one historian has counted 454 battles and skirmishes which took place within its borders.

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  • This does not include several dozen brigands killed in skirmishes or while being transported to prisons.

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  • Abraham BOLD, formerly sergeant in the 7th fusiliers, a warrior of thirteen battles and a hundred skirmishes, died recently in Huddersfield.

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  • Of course the native population were also busy and frequent incursions and skirmishes took place along this boundary line.

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  • Scotch-Irish group was involved in many of the major skirmishes.

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  • We can win these skirmishes - in many cases, they have already been won.

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  • After a few preliminary skirmishes, she had lost patience and reacted.

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  • After this battle, he was forced back into Virginia in a series of bloody skirmishes.

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  • It also has been known on occasion to exercise its military might in numerous skirmishes around the region over the last two centuries.

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  • Occasional border skirmishes have flared up, leading to the establishment of a joint commission of investigation.

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  • For some years the hostile fleets continued to harass each other and engage in petty skirmishes, as if to measure their strength and prepare for a final effort.

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  • Minor battles and skirmishes occurred until in August 1781 Washington conceived the project of a combined American-French attack on Cornwallis at Yorktown, Va., the success of which was decisive of the war (see below) .

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  • Butchery and the frontier went hand-in-hand, and the Scotch-Irish group was involved in many of the major skirmishes.

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  • It is potentially the first skirmishes in a war which will tear apart the West and the Arab world.

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  • Early morning road blockades and skirmishes with riot police resulted in a real headache for them and only a handful of activists arrested.

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  • From your beginning skirmishes in Sicily to the turning-point battles in Germany, each mission is more realistic and intense than the last.

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  • The first player to reach Dread Island becomes the Dread Pirate for the duration of the game, gaining an advantage in travel and skirmishes.

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  • However, in order to travel to Dread Island, you must first collect one of each color jewel through skirmishes, raids, and trading.

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  • I think there's no openly declared war, but there's lots of unrest and skirmishes among the clans.

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  • After several skirmishes, the national army commanded by General Roca, containing many troops seasoned in Indian campaigns, assaulted the portenos posted before Buenos Aires, and after two days' hard fighting (20th and 21st July) forced its way into the town.

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  • There were various minor skirmishes in 1862 and 1863 (including the capture of the Federal camp at Berwick Bay in June 1863).

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  • Yudenich's army on the Narva front, decided to advance and to occupy the Duna line, after small skirmishes with the Letts.

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  • Government troops were despatched to intercept his retreat, and in one of the skirmishes which followed Saraiva was killed.

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  • The insurrection was crushed, but in one of the final skirmishes a chance bullet struck General Crespo, who was in command of the government troops, and he died from the effects of the wound.

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  • Some skirmishes occurred between these insurgents and the government troops, the latter generally obtaining the advantage in these encounters.

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  • Towards the end of the year 1900 the war entered on a new phase, and took the form of guerilla skirmishes with scattered forces of marauding Boers.

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