COMMANDEER in a Sentence

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commandeer
 v.  force into military service; take for public use; seize for military use; take arbitrarily or by force
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
2  There had never been anything in her that one could appeal to; but as long as he could ignore and command he had remained indifferent.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  It was a voice never raised in command to a servant or reproof to a child but a voice that was obeyed instantly at Tara, where her husband's blustering and roaring were quietly disregarded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
4  She had a round, highly colored face in which was combined good-natured shrewdness and the habit of command.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  A bugle blared and a bass voice shouted the command to break ranks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  The world will be at our doors clamoring for cotton and we can command our own price.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
7  The cotton mills of England were standing idle and the workers were starving, and any blockader who could outwit the Yankee fleet could command his own price in Liverpool.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
8  The habit of command sat upon him now, a quiet air of self-reliance and authority, and grim lines were beginning to emerge about his mouth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
9  Scarlett had made her plans to spend Christmas at Tara, but after Ashley's telegram came no power on earth, not even a direct command from the disappointed Ellen, could drag her away from Atlanta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
10  Richmond knew that if Atlanta was lost, the war was lost, and after the army had crossed the Chattahoochee, General Johnston was removed from command.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  On the day after the change in command, the Yankee general struck swiftly at the little town of Decatur, six miles beyond Atlanta, captured it and cut the railroad there.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
12  Within eleven days after he had taken command, General Hood had lost almost as many men as Johnston had lost in seventy-four days of battle and retreat, and Atlanta was hemmed in on three sides.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  Mrs. Meade was disobedient for the first time in her married life and flatly refused to yield to the doctor's command that she take the train to safety.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
14  Seeing how her lip quivered and her eyes looked up at him helplessly, he took command.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
15  Until this moment she had not realized how much she had counted on Gerald to take command, to tell her what she must do, and now-- Why, last night he had seemed almost himself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
16  The officer roared out a command and all the soldiers stood to attention.
17  The fire officer took command, ordering everyone to leave the building.
18  On the death of the captain, the officer next in seniority assumed command.
19  The officer bellowed a command to his men.
20  The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
21  Riches serve a wise man but command a fool.
22  This great man is able to command everyone's respect.
23  General Anderson, who is in feeble health, has been superseded in command of the Federal forces in Kentucky by General Sherman.
24  I heard the sergeant bawl out a command to his men.
25  The years pass and the same figure grown older and more sedate is taking command of an army of peasantry at war with their King.
26  In the midst of the battle, the Duke of Wellington remained imperturbable and in full command of the situation despite the hysteria and panic all around him.
27  The command "AT EASE" does not permit you to take a recumbent position.
28  Because he was in command of a company of one hundred soldiers, he was called a centurion.
29  The coach used all the tricks at his command to buoy up the enthusiasm of his team, which had become dispirited at the loss of the star player.
30  Apple announced a list of vulnerabilities that would command big bounties, including $25,000 for ways around Apple's digital compartments and into its customers' data, $50,000 for bugs that give hackers a way into iCloud data, and $200,000 to turn over critical vulnerabilities in Apple's firmware — the software that lies closest to the bare metal of the machine.