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Below you will find the definition of garrison, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - station (troops) in a fort or garrison
EXAMPLES - Garrison in a Sentence
- Where wives, at least, are seldom kept in garrison. (source)
- The garrison might be a hundred fifty or two hundred. (source)
- His garrison is said to have consisted of forty thousand Turks and (source)
- Alvira's absence from the garrison was the subject of serious comment. (source)
- When I called the garrison, the commander laughed and said that Jor would turn up. (source)
- Time in a garrison is the most lingering of all conceivable things, except time in a prison. (source)
- After all a Spanish hidalgo in command of the garrison was a distinguished person, and, alas! (source)
- The main garrison is in a tiny town called Bascale, which is better known for its heroin labs. (source)
- The Shawanoe Indians have come; they passed this garrison, which is three miles above Vincennes, on (source)
- They cited a lack of concern by their leaders and what they call garrison style policies and duties. (source)
- Strasburg has expanded from being an ill-kept, pent-in French garrison town to a great and beautiful city. (source)
- "But the first sound of a conflict would arouse the garrison, which is directly in the rear of the prison." (source)
- The garrison is almost constantly sending the various units out or bringing them back at the end of their tours. (source)
- Turks of the garrison were his prisoners; we agreed with him to carry them at his leisure and their ease to Akaba. (source)
- They will but increase the distress of the garrison, which is represented as very great, as they have brought no provisions. (source)
- The garrison is the vehicle, though. 4,000 of our finest and we are in worse shape domestically as well in National Security. (source)
- Such was the singular address of these two gentlemen, that the first notice to the garrison was the forlorns plunging into the canal. (source)
- There is a magazine in it, with barracks for the troops of the garrison, which is generally pretty numerous, and a flag for the commandant. (source)
- Thus assailed before and behind, Tippoo recalled his garrison from Arcot and other places, and evacuated the Carnatic in order to defend Mysore. (source)
- The flag-draped coffins then will be carried to a military hangar, under which the coffins will be placed beneath what is called a garrison flag. (source)
- On these terms the garrison of Charleston marched out and laid down their arms, and General Leslie was appointed by Clinton to take possession of the town. (source)
- [Page 306] wholly favourable and devoted to her; but the troops in garrison seemed doubtful from the moment that the great captain and his eagles reappeared. (source)
- It can thus be called a garrison town, but the garrison is only composed of nine soldiers, nearly all Indians, and a sergeant, who is the actual commandant of the place. (source)
- However, I do have you, and I do have the so-called garrison battalion of Frenada, and if you're willing then we might put the lid on this peculiarly nasty pot of snakes. ' (source)
- Corinth with envoys from Lacedaemon and Sicyon, whom they persuaded to accompany them, and bade her recall the garrison and settlers, as she had nothing to do with Epidamnus. (source)
- This centurion built a synagogue at his own proper costs and charges, and probably employed his soldiers that were in garrison there in the building, to keep them from idleness. (source)
- The Prefect and the General in command of the garrison were the last comers, and with them came the country gentleman who had brought the treatise on silkworms to David that very morning. (source)
- Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armor, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines 'garrison, that is on the other side. (source)
- Flushed with victory Potemkin sat down before Bender, but though the garrison was a small one, and the fortifications contemptible, it was not captured till its walls were utterly demolished. (source)
- The answer of the garrison was a defiant cheer, and those who had dropped, finding they were not shot at, picked themselves up again and gained the top, helping to pull the ladders after them. (source)
- But in the long term, the problem the country poses to the region and the world will not change until Pakistan ceases to be what the Singaporean scholar Tan Tai Yong has termed a garrison state. (source)
- The army town whose garrison is being closed down; the special needs student who will no longer have classroom assistance; the tiny theatre company where future Oscar winners learned their trade. (source)
- This wretched boy, who is a French citizen and has therefore been dragged from the forest to scrub floors and catch syphilis in garrison towns, actually has feelings of reverence before a white skin. (source)
- The enterprise faltered against Afghan resistance, and the main garrison at Kabul -- about 4,500 troops and 12,000 family members and camp followers -- decided to retreat back to India in January 1842. (source)
- The garrison is a handful of invalid soldiers, whose principal duty is to guard some of the outer towers, which serve occasionally as a prison of state; and the governor, abandoning the lofty hill of the (source)
- Every little while rapid firing broke the monotony of the long watch; the rolling drum called the garrison to the ramparts; wounded men groaned under the rough kindness of the fort surgeon; the dead received the soldiers 'burial. (source)
- Then the chat flowed merrily on, of the lovely time that they had all enjoyed, -- that is, the garrison people had enjoyed all summer, and the pleasant associations they had formed with the gentlemen from town, and how much lovelier it would be now. (source)
- He was at the siege of Pampeluna with the deposed King Jean d'Albret of Navarre and the lord of La Palisse, when they told him there was a certain castle about four leagues off which it would be well for him to take, as the garrison was a constant annoyance to the French. (source)
- And so, with her kiss upon his lips, he left her to be led by loving mother hands to her little white room, and to her humble prayers, and the love-guarded pillow, where, lying wide-awake, still an hour later, she heard the shot and stifled scream that called a garrison to arms. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "garrison" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 9 synonyms for garrison.
barracks, base, camp, citadel, command post, encampment, fortification, fortress, stronghold
We have 0 antonyms for garrison.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of garrison from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A military post, especially one that is permanently established.
- (noun) The troops stationed at a military post.
- (verb-transitive) To assign (troops) to a military post.
- (verb-transitive) To supply (a post) with troops.
- (verb-transitive) To occupy as or convert into a military post.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A permanent military post.
- (noun) The troops stationed at such a post.
- (noun) Occupants.
- (verb) To assign troops to a military post.
- (verb) To convert into a military fort.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.
- (noun) A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security.
- (verb-transitive) To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers.
- (verb-transitive) To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town to defend or guard it, or to keep the inhabitants in subjection.
- (noun) A fort, castle, or fortified town furnished with troops to defend it.
- (None) To place troops in, as a fortress, for defense; furnish with soldiers: as, to garrison a fort or town.
- (None) To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops: as, to garrison a conquered territory.
- (None) To put upon garrison duty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) station (troops) in a fort or garrison
- (noun) United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
- (noun) the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place
- (noun) a fortified military post where troops are stationed