Sentence Examples

  • Skippy must have read her the riot act.
  • There is no stopping to read the riot act, no firing over the heads of the mob, in this case.
  • But the discussions in Brandenburg were no more successful than those in Berlin; and at last, on the 5th of December, the king dissolved the assembly, granted a constitution about which it had riot been consulted, and gave orders for the election of a representative chamber.
  • During the civil wars he lost a large part of his books and manuscripts in a riot, and was compelled to leave Paris.
  • But Fredeiick Williams emotional and kindly temperament little fitted him to use the mailed fist; though the riot which broke out in Berlin on the 15th of March was suppressed by the troops with but little bloodshed, the king shrank with horror from the thought of fighting his beloved Berliners, and when on the night of the 18th the fighting was renewed, he entered into negotiation with the insurgents, negotiations that resulted in the withdrawal of the troops from Berlin.

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