Sentence Examples


  • It was his belief that such a system of retaliation would remove the possibility of war arising from commercial quarrels.
  • In retaliation General Andrew Jackson captured the place, but in a few days withdrew to New Orleans.
  • On another occasion he is said to have taken a man out of a British ship in retaliation for the impressment of an American seaman by H.M.S.
  • The burning by the American general McClure, on the 10th of December 1813, of Newark(Niagara on the Lake), for which severe retaliation was taken at Buffalo, was made the excuse for much destruction.
  • 4 Next year Anne's desire to give a regiment to Hill, Mrs Masham's brother, led to another ineffectual attempt in retaliation to displace the new favourite, and the queen showed her antagonism to the Whig administration on the occasion of the prosecution of Sacheverell.