Sentence Examples

  • Captain Popham, with a small detachment, stormed the rock fortress of Gwalior, then deemed impregnable and the key of central India; and by this feat held in check Sindhia, the most formidable of the Mahratta chiefs.
  • Pearse's detachment was decimated by an epidemic of cholera (perhaps the first mention of this disease by name in Indian history); but the survivors penetrated to Madras, and not only held in check Bhonsla and the nizam, but also corroborated the lesson taught by Goddard - that the Company's sepoys could march anywhere, when boldly led.
  • "If a tenth part of his detachment returns I shall thank God," he added as if speaking to himself.
  • "That is why I beg to be sent to that detachment," he said.
  • Meeting Bagration's weak detachment on the Znaim road he supposed it to be Kutuzov's whole army.

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