Usage examples for detachment

  1. While engaged in carrying out this order they saw the lady and her escort far ahead of them, and a detachment was sent to investigate, the rest of the company remaining to see whether other Federals would follow. – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  2. It was all beautiful and natural, and in the lovely detachment it grew and grew. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  3. They saw a detachment of Russians ahead. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  4. In the down- trip from York, the same week, the Frontenac took away a detachment of the 76th Regiment. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  5. Well, a great deal depends on whether we have fallen into the hands of a small or large detachment of Spaniards. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  6. In 1846, a detachment of the Royal Canadian Rifles, under Lieut. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  7. I shall not however dwell on this episode in Fabian history because for once I was in complete disagreement with all my colleagues, except Sir Leo Chiozza Money, and perhaps I cannot yet view the matter with entire detachment. – The History of the Fabian Society by Edward R. Pease
  8. A detachment of British soldiers followed the Indians. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  9. He had never seen any one quite so beautiful, and certainly never any one with such an air of extreme detachment. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  10. This detachment, however, only formed the scarcely perceptible head of the great army which was to follow. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  11. You must know, that in the latter part of 1771 General Charles Lee was surprised and taken prisoner by a detachment of British troops. – The Old Bell Of Independence; Or, Philadelphia In 1776 by Henry C. Watson
  12. Five minutes later another detachment would be upon my heels. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  13. He left an autobiography, in which he subjects his own personality to analysis with singular detachment of mind. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  14. I never saw a Spanish or Portuguese guide go with a detachment half so willingly. – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  15. The detachment then marched through a safe country to Trichinopoli. – Rulers of India: Lord Clive by George Bruce Malleson
  16. " I have that," answered O'Rourke, " also the detachment." – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  17. The cavalry, supported to the best of their power by its artillery and the small infantry detachment, had a sharp fight with the French rear- guard at Nouan le Fuzelier, and again in the evening at Salbris, in which the French finally had the best of it. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  18. The detachment commander is boss." – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin