posture of defense

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  • The village was in full posture of defense, all were inside the walls and every man had gone to his post. ...
  • And his hand seizing his manchetta, he put himself into a posture of defense. ...
  • And people in a posture of defense against enemies from the stars obviously wouldn't fight each other. ...
  • His debtor raised both arms in a posture of defense. ...
  • Some wails broke forth from the women, but they were quickly suppressed, and all labored together to put the camp in posture of defense. ...
  • Once at Jamestown, it would take three days to warn each lonely scattered settlement, to put the colony into any posture of defense. ...
  • I was surprised to find it in so good a posture of defense; the destruction of Gnadenhut had made them apprehend danger. ...
  • The commanders, giving all for lost, were not able to put the citizens in any tolerable posture of defense, finding them confusedly mixed up and scattered among the enemy. ...
  • The party were gladly received by the master, Sir Francis Burdett, who had placed his castle in a posture of defense, but was short of men. ...
  • She had a rifle in her hand, and as the squad changed their course and approached her, she could be seen at the distance of half a mile putting herself in the posture of defense and making ready to use her rifle. ...
  • The absurdity of the words made him burst into nervous laughter; yet he saw that the drunken man was coming, and he instinctively put her behind him and took some sort of a posture of defense.
  • Neoptolemus designed treachery against Eumenes, but was discovered; and being summoned, refused to obey, and put himself in a posture of defense. ...
  • The aim is a sensible posture of defense. ...
  • By the end of July the army was in a better posture of defense; and then at the beginning of the next month, as the prospect was brightening, it was suddenly discovered that there was no gunpowder. ...
  • De Wardes, however, on the contrary, perfectly furious, bounded forward and raised his sword, threateningly, against Raoul, who had scarcely enough time to put himself in a posture of defense.
  • De Wardes, however, on the contrary, perfectly furious, bounded forward and raised his sword, threateningly, against Raoul, who had scarcely time to put himself in a posture of defense.
  • But before knowing that fact I had risen to my feet and thrown myself into a posture of defense, and as he approached I led for his head with my left, following with a stiff right upon his solar plexus, which sent him rolling on the grass in great pain. ...
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