Usage examples for marathon

  1. Just Yet certainly these are those principles by which my system of education nurtured the men who fought at Marathon. – The Clouds by Aristophanes
  2. Of course there might be a slip yet, but the evidence seemed clear that Mrs. Cunningham, of Marathon Park, owned the bag that had been the subject of so much speculation. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  3. In a few years we shall have an aerial Marathon, with the circumference of the globe for the course. – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  4. I could swear by Shakespeare, as was once sworn 'by those dead at Marathon, ' that I do not see where. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  5. 13. Persia attempted a conquest of Athens in 490 B. C. and was defeated by the Athenians in the famous battle of Marathon, under Miltiades. – Browning's Shorter Poems by Robert Browning
  6. Never shall I forget this day at Marathon, the shining, the child, and you- you! – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  7. Then past a long drear night, with here and there A doubtful glimmering from a single star; Tyre, Carthage, Syracuse the gleam increase, Till dawns at last the effulgent morn of Greece, Here all his Muses meet, all arts combine To nerve his genius and his works refine; Morals and laws and arms, and every grace That e'er adorn'd or could exalt the race, Wrought into science and arranged in rules, Swell the proud splendor of her cluster'd schools, Build and sustain the state with loud acclaim, And work those deathless miracles of fame That stand unrivall'd still; for who shall dare Another field with Marathon compare? – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow
  8. Suppose we don't make it a Marathon. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  9. " Man," " man- of- ability," " man- of- ability- and- courage," " man- of- ability- and- courage- and- gigantic- stature," " man- who- fought- at- Marathon"- these are all general names in their logical function. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  10. Visitors to Marathon, in search of mementoes, generally look for the arrows that are sometimes found upon the shore; but Miss Bremer, as a more appropriate souvenir, carried away a bouquet of wheat ears and wild everlastings. – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams