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 Meanings and Examples of SKIRMISH
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skirmish
 n.  minor battle in war; minor or preliminary conflict or dispute
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  There had been reports of a slight skirmish within the Yankee lines and Mose, frantic with grief, had risked his own life to search for Ashley's body but had found nothing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
2  There'll be just one brief skirmish and the Yankees will skedaddle back into Tennessee.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  Within the space of a few days the battles of Atlanta and of Ezra Church were fought, and both of them were major engagements which made Peachtree Creek seem like a skirmish.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  Each station, each crossroad the conductor called was the name of a battle, the site of a skirmish.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
5  The skirmish fire increased to a long clattering sound.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
6  It was indispensable that all should be ended on the following day, that triumph should rest either here or there, that the insurrection should prove itself a revolution or a skirmish.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER II—AN OWL'S VIEW OF PARIS
7  If the people lets fall a black ball, the idea is dried fruit; the insurrection is a mere skirmish.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
8  The opinion of Athos was that d'Artagnan had lost his letter in the skirmish.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 8 CONCERNING A COURT INTRIGUE
9  They lifted him off at the door of a cabaret, left Bazin with him, who, besides, in a skirmish was more embarrassing than useful, and set forward again in the hope of sleeping at Amiens.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 20 THE JOURNEY
10  Then, compelled to quit Rome, he went and got himself obscurely killed in a night skirmish, scarcely noticed in history.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
11  There they had a bit of a skirmish in getting rid of the duties; the excise was, in truth, the everlasting enemy of the patron of The Young Amelia.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
12  And then there occurred the first skirmish between the new party and the old.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 26
13  Richard looked around, and beheld the jovial Friar on his knees, telling his rosary, while his quarter-staff, which had not been idle during the skirmish, lay on the grass beside him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
14  While commanding as consul against the Samnites, Manlius was wounded in a skirmish.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XLVII.
15  She and Amy had had many lively skirmishes in the course of their lives, for both had quick tempers and were apt to be violent when fairly roused.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
Example Sentence:
1  Custer's troops expected they might run into a skirmish or two on maneuvers; they did not expect to face a major battle.
2  The young soldier was killed in a skirmish with government troops.
3  Minor skirmishes broke out all along the border.
4  Border skirmishes between India and Pakistan were common.