1 The three great sorrows of his life held his attention in particular: his love for a woman, his father's death, and the French invasion which had overrun half Russia.
2 Every soldier in Napoleon's army felt this and the invasion moved on by its own momentum.
3 The people had a single aim: to free their land from invasion.
4 If the aim of the European wars at the beginning of the nineteenth century had been the aggrandizement of Russia, that aim might have been accomplished without all the preceding wars and without the invasion.
5 Napoleon could not have commanded an invasion of Russia and never did so.
6 For a last brief moment, fear of a Yankee invasion clutched her heart but at the word "kiss," she forgot about it.
7 She thought of the faithful few who remained at Tara in the face of the Yankee invasion when they could have fled or joined the troops for lives of leisure.
8 In ready-made clothes and ready-made high-school phrases they sank into propriety, and the sound American customs had absorbed without one trace of pollution another alien invasion.
9 Old Dinah, the head cook, and principal of all rule and authority in the kitchen department, was filled with wrath at what she considered an invasion of privilege.
10 And outside, the silent wilderness surrounding this cleared speck on the earth struck me as something great and invincible, like evil or truth, waiting patiently for the passing away of this fantastic invasion.
11 Instead of rivets there came an invasion, an infliction, a visitation.
12 The high stillness confronted these two figures with its ominous patience, waiting for the passing away of a fantastic invasion.
13 But the wilderness had found him out early, and had taken on him a terrible vengeance for the fantastic invasion.
14 The latter turned round, made signs to them, smiled, and disappeared in that dusty Sunday throng which makes a weekly invasion into the Champs-Elysees.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—A MERRY END TO MIRTH
15 A dizzy multitude fills the roads, the paths, the bridges, the plains, the hills, the valleys, the woods, encumbered by this invasion of forty thousand men.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE