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Usage examples for disband

  1. While the grave- diggers are filling up the grave, the friends, relatives, neighbors, and, in fact, all persons that attend the funeral, give vent to their sad feelings by making the whole pueblo howl; after the tremendous uproar subsides, they disband and leave the body to rest until Gabriel blows his trumpet. – A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204 by H. C. Yarrow
  2. Our boys went apart and consulted; then we went back and told the other companies present that the war was a disappointment to us and we were going to disband. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  3. And now in thought we disband the little circle of five, to be reunited elsewhere after many years. – A Life of St. John for the Young by George Ludington Weed
  4. But Scipio, Pompey's father- in- law, proposed in the senate, that if Caesar did not lay down his arms within such a time, he should be voted an enemy; and the consuls putting it to the question, whether Pompey should dismiss his soldiers, and again, whether Caesar should disband his, very few assented to the first, but almost all to the latter. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  5. " Now, boys," said he, " we don't intend to disband, do we?" – Frank, the Young Naturalist by Harry Castlemon
  6. " Get me a tent more splendid than the Sultan's," said he to the enchanters, " or disband your armies, and leave me to my fate." – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  7. If other parties will not nominate men friendly to your interest, then your influence will have to be felt in some way or you may as well disband. – The Agrarian Crusade A Chronicle of the Farmer in Politics by Solon J. Buck
  8. The soldiers will disband? – The Maid of Orleans A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  9. We commenced with a determination to avoid all debts, and have thus far adhered to our resolution; for we believed debts would disband more Associations than any other one cause; and thus far, I believe it has, more than all other causes put together. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  10. Had he now seen that the attempt of a majority in the Estates of Holland to resist the will of the majority in the States- General could only lead to civil war, and had he resigned his post, advising the Estates to disband the Waardgelders and yield to superior force, a catastrophe might have been averted. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  11. It was to provide for the common defense; not to disband armies and navies, lest they should serve the protection of one section of the country better than another. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  12. Aerssens asked if the Archdukes would disband their troops so long as the affair of Cleve remained unsettled. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  13. It was at Sydney that the expedition commenced to disband. – A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson Commentator: Robert E. Peary Booker T. Washington
  14. They required him to disband all the soldiers in his service, to send the Germans instantly out of the country, to dismiss every foreigner from office, whether civil or military, and to renounce his secret league with the Duke of Guise. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  15. It was agreed, that the Prince should disband his army, and have liberty to embark at Cette. – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
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