Definitions of troops

  1. soldiers collectively

Usage examples for troops

  1. The British troops have come. – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair
  2. Often, when waiting for troops to pass, you would ask, " What regiment is that?" – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  3. Two had died and the other was with the troops. – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  4. I saw this carriage yesterday in the ranks of our troops. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  5. In the grand attack the troops were to be disposed as follows, viz. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  6. A detail of troops helped the police to guard the streets and remove people to places of safety. – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  7. The troops within the fort had no flag, and therefore, in true American fashion, they set to work to make one. – The Little Book of the Flag by Eva March Tappan
  8. More than this: Little Frenchie in his quiet way had learned that my Lord Cornwallis's army numbered nearabout seven thousand men, meaning that such number of British troops were encamped either at Gloucester or in the town of York. – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  9. The troops which joined us at the hunt, did you notice of what men it was composed?" – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  10. Look here, Martin; give me that ten thousand for the troops. – A Man of Mark by Anthony Hope
  11. No troops will pass through the town to- night. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  12. I marched up that Common so proud at the head of my troops, and we turned down into the town hall. – Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
  13. Our troops, making a rush, dashed into the place and drove them out, not, however, without some considerable loss, half a dozen of our men being killed, and more than thirty wounded. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. The King's troops poured over the bridge and began to form on the other side. – Hunted and Harried by R.M. Ballantyne
  15. In all the road before and behind there was no man to be seen except the troops by the stream. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  16. In the morning from every village went two troops of horse. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  17. Order General Totten to march his troops out of the State House. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  18. The troops will soon be landed. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith
  19. If firmly treated it might have been crushed with ease by the regular troops of the empire. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman