Under-fire sentence example
The crew left the ship because it was under fire.
Passing the first of these vessels with terrific broadsides, the "Merrimac" rammed the "Cumberland" and then turned her fire again on the "Congress," which in an attempt to escape ran aground and was there under fire from three other Confederate gun-boats which had meanwhile joined the "Merrimac."
In round numbers one-third of their effectives had fallen - most of them in the first great rush forward at 5.30 p.m.; but actually they had been more or less under fire since about 2 p.m., and many were hit by French shells plunging into the turmoil about St Privat from 8 to 10 p.m.
On the 11th of May 1898 a force from two vessels of the United States fleet under Admiral Schley, searching for Cervera and blockading the port, cut two of the three cables here (at Point Colorado, at the entrance of the harbour), and for the first time in the Spanish-American War the American troops were under fire.
The difficulty found in getting the ships out - one of them grounded - showed how disastrous an attempt to draw off under fire of the forts must have been.Advertisement
The Light Brigade then advanced straight to its front, and soon came under fire from the guns on both flanks.
Thus Rosecrans was confined to a semicircle of low ground around Chattanooga itself, and his supplies had to make a long and difficult detour from Bridgeport, the main road being under fire from the Confederate position on Lookout and in the Wauhatchie valley adjacent.
Because Freud deliberately refrains from both these popular options, he has always come under fire from both sides of the equation.
But this has come under fire from many who see it as an example of 'Internet vigilantism ' that could destabilize internet trading.
The crew left the ship in the only cutter left under fire.Advertisement
He was glancing at everyone with a clear, bright expression, as if asking them to notice how calmly he sat under fire.
Again on all the bright faces of the squadron the serious expression appeared that they had worn when under fire.
No one had taken any notice, for everyone knew the sensation which the cadet under fire for the first time had experienced.
And his division remained under fire for some time quite uselessly.
To lead men forward under fire more discipline (obtainable only by movement in masses) is needed than is needed to resist attacks.Advertisement
But this has come under fire from many who see it as an example of 'internet vigilantism ' that could destabilize internet trading.
Emissions - Fossil fuels have come under fire for the harmful carbon-based emissions they produce when burned.
Mangosteen juice, often sold under the brand name XanGo, has recently come under fire for its claims of curing everything from eczema to cancer.
Based in Utah, XanGo has come under fire from the FDA, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Skeptical Inquirer magazine,and Quack Watch.
Former "America's Sweetheart" Melanie Griffith has come under fire for her presumably large medical bills.Advertisement
Damon had appeared in eleven other films before winning his first Oscar, but it was his role as a heroin addict veteran in 1996's Courage Under Fire that won him the respect and admiration of many powerhouse actors.
His daughter, Gulnara, seems to be following in her dictator daddy's footsteps by coming under fire for forcing child labor and embezzling from the small, impoverished nation's revenues to pad her family's bank accounts.
Around the sixth season of Full House, she came under fire as being "chubby."
While they often come under fire for using a great deal of fuel to allow them these luxuries, it's easy to see why a private jet would be appealing.
Indeed, celebrities have come under fire for setting bad examples for younger fans.Advertisement
This was her mother's decision, and Whitestone has come under fire for her dislike of sign language.
While the corporation as a whole has come under fire for various reasons, the theme parks remain wholesome and entertaining for the whole family.
Kohlberg's and Piaget's theories have come under fire.
While older sibling Brit has come under fire recently for her lack of parenting skills and odd behaviors, Jamie Lynn was hailed as the good girl who starred on Nickelodeon's Zoey 101.
Alpine Industries went under fire in 1999 when the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the company was making false claims in their advertising and marketing materials.
The Ghost Hunters show has come under fire from many areas.
When the AIDS epidemic broke in the 80's, tattoo parlors came under fire for suspected unsanitary conditions and unsafe practices, allegedly using the same tattoo needle on multiple customers.
However, especially in recent years, the Atkins diet has come under fire from doctors and other medical professionals.
Changes to the song also came under fire.
At this time, the genre started to come under fire for violence and sexual violence.
While Bear Grylls is certainly capable of surviving under almost any conditions, the show has come under fire repeatedly for misleading viewers.
This third season of the show came under fire for showcasing too many singers and not providing enough of a variety in the finalists.
The Biggest Loser has come under fire for giving overweight people unrealistic expectations since most folks don't have time to devote entire weeks to self-improvement.
The other charge levied at the show is that the drama is scripted. truTV came under fire when it was revealed that their popular Operation Repo series actually featured actors performing reenactments of real life car repossession stories.