Usage examples for commandeer

  1. Here in the world's richest garden spot, where exploited humanity has been kept poorest, and where Zapata 'gave' his half- savage followers the land only to commandeer all crops- here the peon is for the first time in centuries enjoying the fruits of his toil and supporting instead of hating government. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. Commandeer the necessary canoes and notify Ludwig to have the men in readiness for the full moon. – Witch-Doctors by Charles Beadle
  3. Once you've made that contact, commandeer anything or any service needed to assist your work. – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  4. My three field cornets were required to equip 900 mounted men with waggons and provisions, and of course they had carte blanche to commandeer. – My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War by Ben Viljoen
  5. " We must commandeer petrol without delay. – With Haig on the Somme by D. H. Parry
  6. Something tells me the fleet's likely to move in tomorrow and commandeer whatever ships they can get their hands on. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  7. During the night the enemy had thrown together the breastworks on the ridge, weaving together axed trees, timbers torn out of the abandoned houses of the village- anything the Union leader could commandeer for such use. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  8. All of the powers have armored automobiles, and in Germany, England and France the exigencies of conflict impelled the Governments to practically commandeer all of the automobiles in the countries for war purposes. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  9. We commandeer our own ships; I don't see how you are going to get out of it." – Command by William McFee
  10. Well, I got into German territory all right, and then a skellum of an officer came along, and commandeered all my mules, and wanted to commandeer me with them for his fool army. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  11. They may commandeer our cars and give them to McClane. – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  12. We may have to draft father and commandeer George Brotherton, and start out as a pirate crew- but I'm with you. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  13. Lesbia's plot was quite sufficient to content her comrades; they hurriedly arranged their parts, and flew to the cloakroom for anything they could commandeer in the way of costumes. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  14. The men are very good and I am glad the War Office let me commandeer the boots I wanted- the kind they offered me at first wouldn't have done at all for this sort of work. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  15. Let's go and see if they're still there, and commandeer what we like. – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  16. At the same time, Thomas, the faithless valet of Bennett, had been dispatched by the Clutching Hand to commandeer his master's roadster in his absence, and, carrying out the instructions, he had driven up before Elaine's house at the very moment when she was going out for a walk. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  17. I managed to get away again as soon as possible, however, for I knew that it would not be long before some one else in trouble would commandeer Kennedy to untangle a mystery, and I wanted to be on the spot when it started. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve