Usage examples for captains

  1. " That very day, as I would have you know, the King was standing outside the gate of his Castle with his powerful captains and his strong- armed guards around him. – The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said by Padraic Colum
  2. These captains said to him-" Inca Viracocha! – History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
  3. I was seven years old then, but I knew the names of all the ships and captains. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  4. The great captains of that age went about to harry each other's territories and spoil each other's cities very much as we do nowadays, and for similar reasons;- Napoleon the Great in Moscow, Napoleon the Small in Italy, Kaiser William in Paris, Great Scott in Mexico! – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  5. But the profits of this industry go to the captains of the fishing vessels, and the men of Scheveningen, who are employed as sailors, hardly earn a livelihood. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  6. He had a smoking- room for captains there, with newspapers and a box of " rather decent cigars." – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  7. From the ranks of scepticism and anti- Christian hate the Lord Christ wins new champions and captains for His cause. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  8. The commander issued orders to his captains, and presently the Mountaineers formed up on three sides of a square above us, to the number of a little over five hundred men. – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  9. Would we were under the government of the captains, and of Shaddai their King. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  10. Despite the embarrassment which such personal interest caused me, I was greatly pleased to be so noticed by my colonel, and when, a few days later, he sent for me to tell me that he had named me as one of the captains who were to command the eight companies of which his regiment would be composed, I was filled with such joy and pride as I have since experienced but once- and then upon a very different occasion. – Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman by Willie Walker Caldwell
  11. But that the captains should be notified of any emergency was essential. – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  12. At first almost alone, he stayed the stampede by holding out for Oregon in the council with his captains. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  13. Running in front of Wambe's soldiers were two men- captains, I suppose- one of them very tall. – Maiwa's Revenge The War of the Little Hand by H. Rider Haggard
  14. He had your letter safely that you wrote after the fall of Haarlem, and it would have done you good if you had heard the cheers in the summer house when he read it out to the captains there. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  15. Nay, I deemed thee none- but heed my words- captains of landsknechts in kermesses are scarce to be trusted. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  16. Captains can always get away, can't they? – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  17. We, said Luther, stand outwardly in the greatest danger, by reason of treachery and treason; the Papists endeavour with money to grease and corrupt our captains and officers. – Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther by Martin Luther
  18. One of the many Captains Sharp had advanced money for the journey home; but to avoid suspicion they had rigged up their donkey- cart; and worked their way as poor sea- ballad singers. – Jim Davis by John Masefield
  19. Five of us, he said in a hard voice, Captains all- with ships and men. – The Peacemaker by Alfred Coppel
  20. It has indeed been a dearly- bought victory, he said, but it is marvellous indeed how our captains and men bore themselves. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty