Sentence Examples


  • In 977 Brian made a sudden and rapid inroad into Donoban's territory, captured his fortress and slew the prince himself with a vast number of his followers.
  • (q.v.), king of Persia, made an inroad into Syria; joined by the Jews, anxious to revenge their misfortunes, he swept over the country, carrying plunder and destruction wherever he went.
  • She did not, however, prosecute the war with any marked vigour: her operations were almost confined to an annual inroad into Attica, and when in 425 a body of Spartiates was captured by the Athenians at Pylos she was ready, and even anxious, to terminate the war on any reasonable conditions.
  • The profits of his inroad were reaped by despots, who used the Ghibelline prestige for the consolidation of their own power.
  • Upon this right an inroad was early made, in consequence of the question of legitimation by subsequent marriage.