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  • An army of twenty thousand men, under one of the Khalifa's sons, was attacked in a strong position and defeated with immense loss. Cited from With Kitchener in the Soudan, by G. A. Henty
  • On the eighth day a sufficient breach had been effected in the wall:[b] the assailants on the first attempt were driven back with immense loss. Cited from The History of England, by John Lingard and Hilaire Belloc, Vol. 8
  • Abdel-Rhaman who had followed him closely, forced the passage of the river, and a battle was fought, in which the Aquitanians were defeated with immense loss. Cited from A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times, V.1 of 6, by Guizot
  • Napoleon's generals had been thrown back in every quarter, with immense loss, upon Dresden, toward which the allies now advanced, threatening to enclose it on every side. Cited from Germany History, V4, by Wolfgang Menzel
  • In the following spring (B.C. 67), Triarius, another of the Roman generals, was also defeated with immense loss. Cited from A Smaller History of Rome, by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
  • Yeliu Hiuco defeated his army in several pitched battles with immense loss; on one occasion it was said that the corpses of the slain checked the course of a river. Cited from China, by Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • Confident in the immense superiority of numbers, and stimulated by the presence of a distinguished leader, the Mexican troops were yet repulsed in efforts to force our lines, and finally withdrew with immense loss from the field. Cited from Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876, J. F. Loubat
  • In March 1505 a Portuguese fleet destroyed, with immense loss of life, a large flotilla of small boats belonging to the Rajah of Calicut. Cited from A Forgotten Empire, by Robert Sewell
  • Supported in succession by the 8th Infantry and Captain Ker's squadron of dragoons, he gallantly held the enemy at bay, and finally drove him, with immense loss, from the field. Cited from Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876, J. F. Loubat
  • At last Brandatimor engaged the whole army in a terrific conflict, and though the troops of Farda-Kinbras fought with desperate courage, their general was killed, and they were defeated and forced to retreat with immense loss. Cited from Green Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang, Ed.
  • By a rapid countermarch, O'Neil came up with this force, laden with spoils, in Louth, and after an obstinate engagement routed them with immense loss. Cited from A Popular History of Ireland V1, by T.D. McGee
  • Thus this grand assault, in which General Grant hoped to force his enemy across the Chickahominy, failed with immense loss to us and comparatively little to the confederate army, which as usual was defended by earthworks, while our men advancing to the charge were unprotected. Cited from Three Years in the Sixth Corps, by George T. Stevens
  • Reding, however, reassembling his forces at the Red Tower, in the vicinity of the old battlefield of Morgarten, the French, unable to withstand their fury, were repulsed with immense loss. Cited from Germany History, V4, by Wolfgang Menzel
  • The duties of the toilet at length concluded, Hohenlohe led his troops up the hillside with a view of retaking the position he had so foolishly lost; but his serried columns were exposed to the destructive fire of a body of French tirailleurs posted above, and were repulsed with immense loss. Cited from Germany History, V4, by Wolfgang Menzel