Sentence Examples


  • It was a sweet instrumental sound, recorded long before the popular velvet voice replaced Cole's beautiful jazz.
  • For the next century the rate of progress was slow, though the ideas of Volta in Italy and the instrumental devices of Sir.
  • He was instrumental in securing the Tower for the parliament, and in obtaining the adhesion of Admiral Lawson and the fleet.
  • In the prolonged discussions regarding the Bill of Indemnity he was instrumental in saving the life of Haselrig, and opposed the clause compelling all officers who had served under Cromwell to refund their salaries, he himself never having had any.
  • In May he defeated a greatly superior royalist force at Grantham, proceeding afterwards to Nottingham in accordance with Essex's plan of penetrating into Yorkshire to relieve the Fairfaxes; where, however, difficulties, arising from jealousies between the officers, and the treachery of John Hotham, whose arrest Cromwell was instrumental in effecting, obliged him to retire again to the association, leaving the Fairfaxes to be defeated at Adwalton Moor.

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