Sentence Examples

  • The descents on the Peloponnese were futile in the extreme.
  • Datory expeditions of Bertrand du Poiet and Robert of Geneva were as ineffective as the descents of the emperors; and, though the cardinal Albornoz conquered Romagna and the March in 1364, the legates who resided in those districts were not long able to hold them against their despots.
  • The descents of pirates on the coasts were a perpetual source of danger; the pirate was a gainer either by the sale or by the redemption of his captives.
  • The former reach the coastal plain over long and gradual descents, and are navigable for considerable distances.
  • In 1793 he became commissary to the army, protecting the coasts of Brittany from projected descents of the British, or of French royalists.