COMMANDEER's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of commandeer
Definition:
v. force into military service; take for public use; seize for military use; take arbitrarily or by force
Example:
The policeman had to commandeer the first car that approached and ordered the driver to go to the nearest hospital.
Sentence in Classic:
These hungry men could devour the whole shoat at one meal and, if they knew of the live hogs, they could commandeer them for the army.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The hay and the spring corn, of which Alpatych said there had been a remarkable crop that year, had been commandeered by the troops and mown down while still green.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The sentence of saint James which says that he who offends against one commandment becomes guilty of all, had seemed to him first a swollen phrase until he had begun to grope in the darkness of his own state.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
They were on the upper floor, and from our window we could command a view of the avenue gate, and of the inhabited wing of Stoke Moran Manor House.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Inspector Martin and I had listened with the utmost interest to the full and clear account of how my friend had produced results which had led to so complete a command over our difficulties.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
They explained that by their studies of the past three months the pigs had succeeded in reducing the principles of Animalism to Seven Commandments.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
Instantly flinging a fresh cloth over the round table under the bronze chandelier, though it already had a table cloth on it, he pushed up velvet chairs, and came to a standstill before Stepan Arkadyevitch with a napkin and a bill of fare in his hands, awaiting his commands.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But he repeated his command in an angry voice, pointing to a spot covered with water, where there could not be anything.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But this defect was not due to any fault of the regimental commander, for in spite of repeated demands boots had not been issued by the Austrian commissariat, and the regiment had marched some seven hundred miles.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
When everybody rose to go, Helene who had spoken very little all the evening again turned to Boris, asking him in a tone of caressing significant command to come to her on Tuesday.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context