Sentence Examples


  • When the attrition is carried further, so that the grain is reduced to small round pellets, it is termed " pearl barley."
  • In the end complete success rewarded the sacrifices and efforts of the Federals on every theatre of war; in Virginia, where Grant was in personal control, the merciless policy of attrition wore down Lee's army until a mere remnant was left for the final surrender.
  • The policy of "attrition" upon which Grant had embarked, and which he was carrying through regardless of his losses, was having its effect.
  • Hence for the indifferent Christian, Attrition, Confession and Indulgence became the three heads in the scheme of the church of the later middle ages for his salvation.
  • This doctrine of Attrition had not the undivided support of the theologians of the later medieval church; but it was taught by the Scotists and was naturally a favourite theme with the sellers of Indulgences.