Definitions of marches

  1. a region in central Italy
  2. Borders of a country; frontiers.

Usage examples for marches

  1. You'll know more about what's going on from the papers than we do, but here they say the ball may begin any day; so we are making forced marches to be up in time. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. O fair knight, said the lady and her husband, an ye come here in our marches come and see our poor lodging, and it shall be always at your commandment. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  3. He hastened, by quick marches to reach this new invader; but though he was reinforced at London and other places with fresh troops, he found himself also weakened by the desertion of his old soldiers, who, from fatigue and discontent, secretly withdrew from their colours. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  4. Then, sword in hand, he marches forward, and goes up into the temple. – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  5. Ages ago many hundreds of the Ammadians left their country and traveled into the north, stopping finally in a high valley only a few marches from where the caves of my people now are." – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  6. To drum- beat and heart- beat A soldier marches by; There is color in his cheek, There is courage in his eye, Yet to drum- beat and heart- beat In a moment he must die. – Nathan Hale by Jean Christie Root
  7. Aronsen is furious himself, marches down in front of the caravan, turning round and shouting at them, barking at them, trying to keep them out of his district. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  8. He lay here to receive them, and to repose his men, and horses; which, from the time he left the White marsh until he halted at Snow's island, had passed over at least three hundred and sixty miles, in rapid marches and counter marches made principally in the night. – A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion by William Dobein James
  9. My gracious lord, said Sir Tristram, gramercy of your great goodnesses showed unto me in your marches and lands: and at that time I promised you to do you service an ever it lay in my power. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  10. He instructed me to make easy marches with our friend James Pigg as there was no further work for him this season. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  11. The reason of this change seems to be to facilitate rapid movements or forced marches – Three Years in the Federal Cavalry by Willard Glazier
  12. Provisions are sometimes scarce, and frequently on long Marches they have no Opportunity of dressing what they can get: Water is sometimes difficult to be come at, and what is to be got, is bad. – An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany by Donald Monro
  13. His marches were far longer than Napoleon's. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  14. He was working with a character which he sought to bring by forced marches from the America of a quaint, broad- hearted past to the America of the present- and future. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  15. In the course of the day all the loads arrived; but was sorry to find that in the course of the last two marches we had lost four men, viz. – The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805 by Mungo Park
  16. I was given instructions to govern my conduct for the following five marches and I was told to be ready to start right after breakfast. – A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson Commentator: Robert E. Peary Booker T. Washington
  17. An Irish serving- man, with a certain surprise that delayed him, said the ladies were at home, and let the Marches in, and then carried their cards up- stairs. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  18. But he marches off down the street, alone, never looking back, and is waiting when the train comes. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  19. It is a much better branch of the service than the army- the discipline is better; there are no long marches to endure; and, wherever you go, your house goes with you. – Frank on a Gun-Boat by Harry Castlemon
  20. The orficer takes charge of one of the detachments, an' in the others the senior N. C. O. for each religion marches at the head. – General Bramble by André Maurois