Sentence Examples


  • Mary, with the assistance of a French contingent, began to fortify Leith.
  • The community had to produce its contingent of the taille.
  • There were also extra charges under contingent regulations of great complexity, which commonly added 50 per cent.
  • Here he waited two months for reinforcements, and with his Bedouin contingent, strengthened by the adhesion of the Ateba and Bani Khalid tribes, advanced on Shakra in Wushm, which fell in January 1818 after a regular siege.
  • Their only obligation to the Turkish government is to furnish a contingent in time of war; the only law they recognize is either traditional custom(adet) or the unwritten Kanun-i Leks Dukajinit, a civil and criminal code, so called from its author, Leka Dukajini, who is supposed to have lived in the 13th or 14th century.