Sentence Examples

  • We may begin with one taken from Bacon's Essay of Prophecies:- " When I was in France, I heard from one Dr Pena, that the queen mother, who was given to curious arts, caused the king her husband's nativitie to be calculated, under a false name; and the astrologer gave a judgment, that he should be killed in a duell; at which the queene laughed, thinking her husband to be above challenges and duels; but he was slaine, upon a course at tilt, the splinters of the staffe of Mongomery going in at his bever."
  • Among the Arabs the actions of magic and of spirits are regarded as at least as probable and common as duels and concealments of wills in European society.
  • With them came land speculation, litigiousness, the development of mines and mining-camp law, and the passion of politics, of which duels were one feature of early days.
  • Before his last fatal encounter he was twice engaged in duels with editors of rival papers.
  • On the Calcutta maidan, opposite Alipur Bridge, stood two trees under which duels were fought.

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