Sentence Examples

  • The committee rejected the demand, and Grosseteste foiled an attempt on the king's part to separate the clergy from the baronage.
  • An attack on Eion was foiled by the arrival of Thucydides, the historian, at the head of an Athenian squadron.
  • A victory in the Dunes by Turenne, now reinstalled in honor, and above all the conquest of the Flemish seaboard, were the results (June 1658); but when, in order to prevent the emperors intervention in the Netherlands, Mazarin attempted, on the death of Ferdinand III., to wrest the Empire from the Habsburgs, he was foiled by the gold of the Spanish envoy Peflaranda (1657).
  • It was not till the very end of the reign that what was in some ways the most dangerous of Spanish aggressions was foiled at Kinsale.
  • But all his efforts were foiled, and the Norman capital surrendered, completely starved out,on the i9th of January 1419.

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