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 Meanings and Examples of BLOCKADE
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blockade
 n.  shutting up of a place by troops or ships; obstruction to passage
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  Already the foundries were beginning to feel the lack of iron, for little or none came through the blockade, and the mines in Alabama were standing almost idle while the miners were at the front.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  No'm, dem air ain sto's, dey's blockade awfisses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  Laces and silks and braid and ribbons, all blockade run, all the more precious and more proudly worn because of it, finery flaunted with an added pride as an extra affront to the Yankees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  Besides, the dashing blockade runners were bringing in these very things under the Yankees' disgruntled noses, and that made the possession of them many times more thrilling.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  Why, you--you must be the famous Captain Butler we've been hearing so much about--the blockade runner.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  We are fighting the Yankees' new rifles with Revolutionary War muskets, and soon the blockade will be too tight for even medical supplies to slip in.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  The Yankee blockade about the Confederate ports had tightened, and luxuries such as tea, coffee, silks, whalebone stays, colognes, fashion magazines and books were scarce and dear.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Everyone knew now that the fate of the Confederacy rested as much upon the skill of the blockade boats in eluding the Yankee fleet as it did upon the soldiers at the front.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  They were as isolated from the world of fashion as shipwrecked mariners, for few books of fashion came through the blockade.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  When well-meaning people complimented him on his bravery in running the blockade, he blandly replied that he was always frightened when in danger, as frightened as were the brave boys at the front.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  She knew that he was acting the part of the dashing and patriotic blockade runner simply because it amused him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  Conditions in Wilmington, the chief blockade port, now that Charleston's port was practically sealed by the Yankee gunboats, had reached the proportions of an open scandal.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
13  It was said that he was at the head of a combine worth more than a million dollars, with Wilmington as its headquarters for the purpose of buying blockade goods on the docks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  There are enough stupid patriots who are risking every cent they have in the blockade and who are going to come out of this war paupers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  It was a beautiful piece of material, thick and warm and with a dull sheen to it, undoubtedly blockade goods and undoubtedly very expensive.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence:
1  It was quite some time before they break through the enemy's blockade.
2  They attempted to break the blockade by using submarines.
3  The leadership discussed a plan of economic measures to counter the effects of such a blockade.
4  They insist that food are being provided to the Palestinians in ample supplies, and that the only way to weaken Hamas is to maintain the blockade.
5  They are threatening to impose a blockade on the country.
6  In Gaza, where the seepage of saltwater and sewage into underground raises the risk of disease, a blockade by Israel and Egypt has made it harder to build and run desalination plants.
7  They blockaded the Suez Canal in violation of international agreement.