hold themselves in readiness

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  • Let them hold themselves in readiness to march to-night. Cited from Twenty Years After, by Alexandre Dumas
  • The military are directed to hold themselves in readiness for immediate service. Cited from Messages and Papers of the Presidents: John Tyler, Ed. by Richardson
  • They direct eighty thousand of their militia to hold themselves in readiness for service. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 3 (of 4), ed. by T.J. Randolph
  • It was also provided that the members of each family should remain together; and notice was given them to hold themselves in readiness. Cited from Montcalm and Wolfe, by Francis Parkman
  • The soldiers were directed to hold themselves in readiness either to march or fight at the shortest notice. Cited from Canadian Notabilities, Volume 1, John Charles Dent
  • That evidently signifies that they will hold themselves in readiness to fight, and will therefore make due preparation. Cited from The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference, by Emile Joseph Dillon
  • Their orders were to hold themselves in readiness. Cited from The Romantic, by May Sinclair
  • Let our Leaguers know that the moment is approaching, and let them hold themselves in readiness. Cited from The Forty-Five Guardsmen, by Alexandre Dumas
  • The garrison were ordered to hold themselves in readiness, and a strict watch was set. Cited from With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty
  • The other two Brigades to hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's warning. Cited from The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn, by Henry P. Johnston
  • They were also required to hold themselves in readiness to accompany him on his journey to Augsburg. Cited from Life of Luther, by Julius Koestlin
  • Regiments are quartered there, either to hold themselves in readiness, or to cut down trees for the army. Cited from The Living Present, by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • I find that no tidings have been sent by any authority to the men of this estate to hold themselves in readiness for sudden alarm. Cited from Alfgar the Dane or the Second Chronicle of Aescendune, by A. D. Crake
  • All had received orders to hold themselves in readiness for an instant march, and his blood tingled with expectancy. Cited from The Tree of Appomattox, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Two mounted messengers shall hold themselves in readiness to forward dispatches. Cited from Louisa of Prussia and Her Times, by L. Muhlbach #7
  • That all forces in said Territory hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's notice to repel any and all such invasion. Cited from The Story of the Mormons by William Alexander Linn
  • Let our regiments hold themselves In readiness to march; for we shall leave Pilsen ere evening. Cited from German Classics, Vol. III (Schiller), by Kuno Francke, Editor-in-Chief
  • He called to his men to mount and hold themselves in readiness, for in the heart of Africa who may know whether a strange host be friend or foe? Cited from Tarzan, Jewels of Opar, E.R. Burroughs
  • He then distributed ammunition to the commands and ordered the division commanders to hold themselves in readiness to fall back as soon as ordered. Cited from The Army of the Cumberland, Henry M. Cist
  • Wednesday, the 12th of September, the English troops were ordered to hold themselves in readiness. Cited from Canada: the Empire of the North, by Agnes C. Laut
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