Sentence Examples


  • To continue the strife when Wellington was firmly established on the line of the Garonne, and Lyons and Bordeaux had hoisted the Bourbonfleur de lys, was seen by all but Napoleon to be sheer madness; but it needed the pressure of his marshals in painful interviews at Fontainebleau to bring him to reason.
  • He therefore hoisted the signal of recall.
  • And on the withdrawal of the Japanese troops the British fleet took possession, the flag being hoisted on the 24th of May 1898.
  • These colonists hoisted the British flag on Peel Island (Chichijima), and settled there.
  • The British flag was hoisted on the 12th of June, and the conditions of the occupation were explained in an annex to the convention, dated the 1st of July.