Usage examples for combat

  1. Very well, he puts himself hors de combat to save his bones. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. I should be glad if your good counsel could include the whole conduct of life, for I am sensible sometimes of a tendency to be silly and wicked, which I am sure you could help me to combat – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  3. The combat goes on to this day. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  4. Suspicious as they would be of every one, he now had that suspicion to combat and he could ill afford that a breath of it should touch him. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  5. It at length arrived, and very early in the morning the Prince arose and prepared for the combat – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  6. All the wounded who during the combat had had strength to drag themselves to the ambulance were now assembled there; and Doctor Lorquin and his comrade Dubois, who had arrived during the day, had work enough to do. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian
  7. On his way home, the bachelor, at the Duke's request, had stopped at the castle to inform him of the outcome of the combat and it was then that the Duke decided to play the knight and his squire another joke. – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  8. His three followers at the same time coming up, gave full occupation to the remainder of the band, who were, however, still superior in numbers; and though their courage was somewhat lessened by the loss of their companions, yet the hopes of keeping possession of their booty induced them, led on by him with the slouched hat, to continue the combat – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. The combat had been short but hot. – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney
  10. She must march to battle leaving love behind, as the heroic had done since love and combat were known to the world. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  11. I attended a case of it some three or four miles from here, but the damp of the cabin was so great that it was impossible to combat the disease. – Muslin by George Moore
  12. Each night, when the day's combat is over, they throw their arms round each other's neck and embrace. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  13. My desires for myself were never strong enough to combat their desires for me. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  14. What she dreaded was the necessity of having to explain herself; of having to combat his arguments; of calculating, in spite of herself, the exact measure of insistence with which he pressed them. – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  15. It would be best for you to take away the sky- net so that our combat is not disturbed. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  16. And then, seeing that she had put me hors de combat she burst into loud laughter, and, opening the hall- door for me, let me go without another word. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  17. The tumult of the combat had ceased: not another spear was thrown, not another yell was uttered. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  18. These then fell in single combat with Cuchulain. – The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge by Unknown
  19. Meanwhile the combat went on. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  20. Never in actual combat against another human being. – The Dueling Machine by Benjamin William Bova Myron R. Lewis