Sentence Examples


  • The campaign which followed was a triumph for Selim, whose firmness and courage overcame the pusillanimity and insubordination of the Janissaries.
  • Philip was frequently disturbed by the insubordination of the Flemish communes.
  • He reproached the soldiers for their insubordination against their officers, and the army for its rebellion against the parliament.
  • This danger, together with the growing insubordination of the aged sultan's sons, caused his ministers to urge him to abdicate in favour of Selim, the younger but more valiant.
  • Bayezid determined to punish this insubordination: Constantinople was besieged and an army marched into Macedonia, capturing Salonica and Larissa (r395).