Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of legion.

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Examples

  • He formed his men into two bodies, which he called legions, and divided each legion, as was usual, into ten cohorts, putting into each cohort as many men as he could.

    Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War

  • Hengest and Horsa were invited, according to tradition, by the Romano-Britons themselves, after Honorius withdrew the legions from the island and left them defenceless against the Picts and Scots.

    superversive: Gondor, Byzantium, and Feudalism

  • No one has yet to prove any link between the Republican party and people angry at the proposed Obamacare, but the democrats are about to start bussing in legions of sheep to make sure no disagreement is heard, and democrats can just give their sales pitch without listening to anyone.

    Obama political arm goes on offense

  • And the historical use of swords by the Roman legions is as much an indictment of joinery and wood-seasoning of that time as anything else, but also reflects that the legions were often not fighting against organized opposition with polearms.

    When What We Think We Know, Is Actually Wrong at SF Novelists

  • Because with three legions of Roman elite soldiers (three legions is about twenty thousand men), he could easily crush any outright rebellion.

    REVIEW: Give Me Back My Legions! by Harry Turtledove

  • His scarred battalions and his war-lions come with him also triumphant, and they bring with them the captives, in legions far as the eye can see. '

    The Golden Apple Tree

  • Kniaziewicz, in Polish legions, 64, 185; in _Pan Tadeusz_, 70; at Dubienka, 76; 81; at Maciejowice, 158; prisoner of war, 158-164; 185; 186

    Kościuszko A Biography

  • An earthen divan, under which the rats burrowed in legions, ran round the walls; and the ceiling was made of palm trunks, along which the said rats ran upsidedown with alarming activity from sunset till dawn.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • Yes, glorious Flag! borne in triumph by heroic legions from the Chesapeake to the Mississippi; from

    An Address in Commemoration of the Re-Establishment of the National Flag at Fort Sumter.

  • Instead of assuming the title of Augustus, instead of employing in his defence the troops and treasures of the East, he suffered himself to be deceived by the affected tranquillity of Constantius, who, leaving him the vain pageantry of a court, imperceptibly recalled the veteran legions from the provinces of Asia.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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