Sentence Examples


  • A papal and Spanish attempt upon Ireland in the same year was foiled at Smerwick.
  • The committee rejected the demand, and Grosseteste foiled an attempt on the king's part to separate the clergy from the baronage.
  • His plans were foiled by the courage of Arminius and the inability of the Roman exchequer to pay a larger army.
  • The plan was foiled in part by his own lack of military skill, but chiefly through the heroic resistance of Vienna and its timely relief by John Sobieski, king of Poland.
  • The expedition was not permitted to ascend the river Paraguay, and returned completely foiled in its main purpose.