partisans


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partisans

French, Italian, Greek, Yugoslav, and other resistance fighters against German occupation.
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Still, marquise, it has been so with other usurpers -- Cromwell, for instance, who was not half so bad as Napoleon, had his partisans and advocates."
Almost all these gentlemen were in heart partisans of the Emperor, and had their opinions about the speedy end of the campaign.
It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it; nay, absolute monarchs will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for the purposes and objects merely personal, such as thirst for military glory, revenge for personal affronts, ambition, or private compacts to aggrandize or support their particular families or partisans. These and a variety of other motives, which affect only the mind of the sovereign, often lead him to engage in wars not sanctified by justice or the voice and interests of his people.
Thus it happens that whenever those who are hostile have the opportunity to attack they do it like partisans, whilst the others defend lukewarmly, in such wise that the prince is endangered along with them.
Stay, yonder she is, where you see a group of partisans."
'It does not become us, perhaps,' pursued the Dean, 'to be partisans. Not partisans.
They have decried all free government as inconsistent with the order of society, and have indulged themselves in malicious exultation over its friends and partisans. Happily for mankind, stupendous fabrics reared on the basis of liberty, which have flourished for ages, have, in a few glorious instances, refuted their gloomy sophisms.
It rallied round it a certain number of partisans. The solution it proposed gave, at least, full liberty to the imagination.
Behind him, pale indeed, but marching with a firm step, was Charles Stuart, who advanced between two priests, followed by a few superior officers appointed to preside at the execution and attended by two files of partisans who took their places on opposite sides of the scaffold.
Precautions in dangerous defiles Trappers' mode of defence on a prairie A mysterious visitor Arrival in Green River Valley Adventures of the detachments The forlorn partisan His tale of disasters.
The so-called partisan war began with the entry of the French into Smolensk.
"I have been bitten by the editor of a partisan journal," was the reply, accompanied by the ominous death-rattle.