West Point


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West Point

A US military installation in southeast New York on the western bank of the Hudson River north of New York City. It has been a military post since 1778 and the seat of the US Military Academy since 1802.

West Point

n
(Military) the US Army installation in New York State that houses the US Military Academy

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n.
1. a military reservation in SE New York, on the Hudson: location of the U.S. Military Academy.
2. the Academy itself.
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Noun1.West Point - United States Army installation on the west bank of Hudson river to the north of New York City; site of United States Military Academy
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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Allan, secured admission to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Any glamour which may have attached to cadet life in Poe's eyes was speedily lost, for discipline at West Point was never so severe nor were the accommodations ever so poor.
One of my deepest secrets was my West Point -- my military academy.
Simple tradesmen jumped their counters to become extemporized captains, colonels, and generals, without having ever passed the School of Instruction at West Point; nevertheless; they quickly rivaled their compeers of the old continent, and, like them, carried off victories by dint of lavish expenditure in ammunition, money, and men.
By-and-by she will know the art like a West Point cadet, and will exercise it as fearlessly.
In about thirteen days' sail we came to an anchor, at the south- west point of the great Gulf of Nankin; where I learned by accident that two Dutch ships were gone the length before me, and that I should certainly fall into their hands.
The chief of the aeronautic establishment near West Point was Cabot Sinclair, and he allowed himself but one single moment of the posturing that was so universal in that democratic time.
When he was a very young man he was in the Yankee military academy what you call West Point. There was trouble.
After I had thus secured one part of my little living stock, I went about the whole island, searching for another private place to make such another deposit; when, wandering more to the west point of the island than I had ever done yet, and looking out to sea, I thought I saw a boat upon the sea, at a great distance.
There, we took the steamboat down the North River towards New York, but stopped, some four hours' journey short of it, at West Point, where we remained that night, and all next day, and next night too.
Alexander's untimely death, together with Flipper's court-martial, meant that, until his death in 1922, Charles Young would maintain the unique status as the only black graduate of West Point within the United States Army's officer corps.
This included meeting the last three Filipino West Point graduates in 1993: 1st Lt.
A track athlete in nearby Washingtonville, New York, Ward competed at a regional track meet at West Point as a high schooler.

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