Usage examples for outpost

  1. A young officer at an outpost with his corps, or part of it, for the first season or two, commonly lays in a store of good feeling towards his men that lasts him for life; and a young gentleman of the Civil Service lays in, in the same manner, a good store of sympathy and fellow feeling with the natives in general. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  2. Towards sunset a black speck was sighted on the snowy waste, and two hours later we reached Sukharno, the Tsar's remotest outpost on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, about eight thousand miles from Petersburg. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  3. Sarah, Sarah, how could we both end up here, at the last outpost of the known world? – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  4. They're only an outpost. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  5. After my conference with the Corps Commanders on the morning of the 23rd, I left General Smith- Dorrien full of confidence in regard to his position, but when I returned to my Headquarters in the afternoon, reports came to hand that he was giving up the salient at Mons because the outpost line at Obourg had been penetrated by the enemy, and that he was also preparing to give up the whole of the line of the canal before nightfall. – 1914 by John French, Viscount of Ypres
  6. After the main body had crossed the bridge was blown up, leaving the two outpost companies to get across as best they could by boats or swimming. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  7. The Mobiles, raw peasants fresh from their homes, have shown themselves brave in action, and have supported the hardship of lengthy outpost duty without a murmur. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  8. The hospital, which had provisions for medical and surgical patients, stood opposite Henrico, a thriving outpost of the settlement of Jamestown. – Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699 by Thomas P. Hughes
  9. We should there form a portion of a rampart of Europe against Asia, an outpost of civilization as opposed to barbarism. – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  10. She is an outpost. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  11. As his fearful instruments touched Grace's head, the voice of the sentinel at the nearest outpost was heard, giving the word in German which permitted Mercy to take the first step on her journey to England: " Pass the English lady!" – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  12. Well, I must get back to the outpost now. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  13. It was then decided to make a counter attack, and the available companies at this section of the outpost line, under Col. – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  14. It had taken root in my memory; I had come to look upon its bare, bleak brow, with the finger- post and the four roads, as the first outpost of Paris, as the first sign of return to the old life. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  15. Passing over Meadow bridge, we dispersed the enemy's outpost, only one man being wounded in the passage, and hurried on towards Mechanicsville and Beaver Dam, where was posted the extreme right of the Federal army. – Reminiscences of a Rebel by Wayland Fuller Dunaway
  16. This outpost did not see any fighting for the time being, but it provided the site for what later was regarded as one of the decisive moments of the war. – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck
  17. The men I had seen in the road might have stopped in the house; there might be- indeed, there ought to be- an outpost near me, and this house would naturally be visited very often. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  18. While the disputes continued Berwick had nearly succeeded in surprising Galway, and a disastrous defeat had only been prevented by the gallant defense made by Lord Tyrawley of an outpost which he commanded, and which he held for two hours against all the efforts of the French, and so gave time for the army to make a hasty retreat. – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  19. It is reported that the first meeting with the enemy- only a few mounted men- took place during the night at our farthest western outpost. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn