Sentence Examples


  • In November 1897, when the Austro-Hungarian flag was insulted at Mersina, he threatened to bombard the town if instant reparation were not made, and by his firm attitude greatly enhanced Austrian prestige in the East.
  • More rarely their patience became exhausted, and ships were sent to bombard this nest of pirates.
  • Sir John Bowring, who represented Great Britain in China, failing to secure the reparation and apology which he demanded, directed the British admiral to bombard Canton.
  • In 1824 another British fleet under Admiral Sir Harry Neal had again to bombard Algiers.
  • When Lord Exmouth was about to bombard the city in 1816, the British consul was thrown into prison and loaded with chains.