The smallness of the army renders the natural strength of the community an overmatch
for it; and the citizens, not habituated to look up to the military power for protection, or to submit to its oppressions, neither love nor fear the soldiery; they view them with a spirit of jealous acquiescence in a necessary evil, and stand ready to resist a power which they suppose may be exerted to the prejudice of their rights.
Sylla, when he commanded Rome, raised Pompey (after surnamed the Great) to that height, that Pompey vaunted himself for Sylla's overmatch
. For when he had carried the consulship for a friend of his, against the pursuit of Sylla, and that Sylla did a little resent thereat, and began to speak great, Pompey turned upon him again, and in effect bade him be quiet; for that more men adored the sun rising, than the sun setting.
The veteran legions of Rome were an overmatch
for the undisciplined valor of all other nations and rendered her the mistress of the world.
Is there never a glimpse of right in a poor slave-captain's mind; and cannot these be supposed available to break or elude or in any manner overmatch
the tension of an inch or two of iron ring?
Your only mistake seems to be that you are too thick-headed to know when you are overmatched
. I have been a diplomatist all my life," Mr.
He was younger than me, but he'd got craft, and he'd got learning, and he overmatched
me five hundred times told and no mercy.
I summon all Rather to be in readiness with hand Or counsel to assist, lest I, who erst Thought none my equal, now be overmatched
." So spake the old Serpent, doubting, and from all With clamour was assured their utmost aid At his command; when from amidst them rose Belial, the dissolutest Spirit that fell, The sensualest, and, after Asmodai, The fleshliest Incubus, and thus advised:-- "Set women in his eye and in his walk, Among daughters of men the fairest found.
And who knows but that even this prodigious race of mortals might be equally overmatched
in some distant part of the world, whereof we have yet no discovery.
The number of whites and their Indian allies had by this time so much increased by arrivals from the rendezvous, that the Blackfeet were completely overmatched
. They kept doggedly in their fort, however, making no offer of surrender.
Colonel Richard Williams and Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb said such a "paramilitary threat" would "overmatch
" any land-based police force and turn London into a war zone.
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They want to get us in a fight where we don't have the overmatch
we have in our mounted formations," he said.