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in Occurrences 245%

Arriving at this post, we learned that two other trains had been captured and destroyed in the same way, by the Mormons.

at Occurrences 55%

Black Beard, after seeing the greater part of his men destroyed at his side, and receiving himself repeated wounds, at length, stepping back to cock, a pistol, fainted with the loss of blood, and expired on the spot.

with Occurrences 40%

"If there were they must have been destroyed with the body when the lava poured down the valley into the sea.

for Occurrences 30%

But unfortunately it is too good to live, and is now being rapidly destroyed for tan-bark.

on Occurrences 26%

It is further stated that Melpum in the country of the Insubrians was destroyed on the same day as Veii: without admitting this coincidence, we have no reason to doubt that the statement is substantially true; and it is made by Cornelius Nepos, who, as a native of Gallia Transpadana, might possess accurate information, and whose chronological accounts were highly esteemed by the Romans.

during Occurrences 22%

The cross, broken at the Reformation, was rebuilt during Charles I's reign, but destroyed during the Great Rebellion.

by Occurrences 21%

Our general function was to reinforce the Italian Artillery in what was at the moment the most critical sector of the whole Front, our particular function to destroy by shell fire the Piave bridges behind the Austrian troops.

without Occurrences 17%

Neutral vessels and belligerents were destroyed without discrimination, and in the first six days the tonnage of the vessels sunk by German U-boats was 86, tons, including 45 ships of all nationalities.

from Occurrences 16%

the most precious of objectsa God who destroys, when it seems fit to Him, and that wholesale, and seemingly without either pity or discrimination, man, woman and child, visiting the sins of the fathers on the children, making the land empty and bare, and destroying from off it man and beast!

before Occurrences 11%

The whole of the old church, nave and chancel together, however, was destroyed before the end of the thirteenth century, and a large new chancel built with a chapel or vestry at the eastern end upon the north; at the same time the aisles of the nave were rebuilt.

as Occurrences 9%

This church, which, like its successor until the Reformation, was served by monks, stood till the year 1093, when it was destroyed as useless, for the new Norman church of Bishop Walkelin begun in 1079 was then far enough advanced to be used.

to Occurrences 6%

The liberty of the press is destroyed to an extent unheard of even in the time of the empire.

out Occurrences 5%

In old times, valiant men passed through all these countries and prospered; yet they had to contend with most valiant opponents, whom God hath now destroyed out of the earth.

through Occurrences 5%

The Russian Government destroyed through its mobilization, menacing the security of our country, the laborious action at mediation of the European cabinets.

like Occurrences 4%

While the South produces less cotton, and we lose the habit of buying of it, the cotton culture will become acclimated elsewhere; the future will thus be destroyed like the present; final ruin will approach with hasty strides.

under Occurrences 4%

Breathless, he entered and stood before us, his coolness for once destroyed under the strain of his adventure.

after Occurrences 3%

" "Oh," said the Rev. Faker, "I remember, the original was destroyed after the testatrix's death.

of Occurrences 3%

The marriage of the fugitives in Scotland had been announced; and as the impression that Egerton was to be connected with the Moseleys was destroyed of course, their every-day acquaintances, feeling the restraints removed that such an opinion had once imposed, were free in their comments on his character.

within Occurrences 3%

With a small fleet of these under-water fighting vesselssay of two or threean invading or blockading fleet of not more than twenty men-of-war can be destroyed within an hour by an otherwise unprotected harbor or port.

than Occurrences 3%

Fortunately the enemy lost very heavily in submarines of the U.C., or minelaying type, largely because they were working of necessity in waters near our coast, so that our anti-submarine measures had a better chance, since they were easier to locate and destroy than submarines working farther afield.

about Occurrences 2%

It was destroyed about forty-five years after the Crucifixion.

among Occurrences 2%

In the first row those killed by the king himself were ranged; and he numbered forty-six roe-bucks, and one marcassin (young wild boar;) the spoil of the dauphin was thirty-eight roe-bucks, being eight less than his royal father, while the rest of the company destroyed among them fifty-four, making a grand total of 138 roes, and one wild boar.

off Occurrences 1%

As civilisation extends they are doomed to be gradually destroyed off the face of the earth as useless consumers of cultivated produce.

throughout Occurrences 1%

I am amply repaid for the pains I have taken to protect and encourage the barn owl; it pays me a hundred-fold by the enormous quantity of mice which it destroys throughout the year.

near Occurrences 1%

We were runnin' across the line that consignment of whiskey you found and destroyed near Whoop-Up.

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