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  • n. Plural form of sepoy.

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Examples

  • Angry Pakistanis are accusing their armed forces of having been rented to the United States as 'sepoys' -- the native troops of the old British Indian Raj.

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  • The sepoys were the tools of the men behind the movement; and the men behind were priests and others who were feeling nothing but their own ambition.

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  • When the "sepoys" rose against the British in what is touted as India's first war of Independence in 1857 under the leadership of the ageing Mughal Ruler Bahadur Shah the Punjabis sided with the British and turned the tide of what was becoming a sure defeat for the British.

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  • He conceived the idea of augmenting his slender garrisons of Europeans with "sepoys," or carefully drilled natives, and fortified his capital, Pondicherry, as if for war.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • Demands for independence in India began as early as 1857, when Indian soldiers ( "sepoys") acquired new cartridge-based rifles.

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  • Inevitable demands for independence in India began as early as 1857, when Indian soldiers ( "sepoys") acquired new cartridge-based rifles.

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  • Such troops, commanded by white officers, were called "sepoys" in the British Indian Army and "askaris" in British East Africa.

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  • When they Aussies, and some Indian sepoys finally reached Von Richtofen, he was near death and his plane on fire.

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  • For example, Ewart was killed on the way to the ghat in a palankeen; Vibart's kit was carried and his wife escorted by rebels of his regiment; five loyal sepoys were murdered; Moore ( "the real defender of Cawnpore") was killed in the water, shoving off.

    Fiancée

  • Wheeler had told those sepoys who had remained loyal and fought in the garrison to slip away over the southern rampart, for fear of reprisals from their mutinous fellows in the morning, but Ilderim wouldn't have it.

    Fiancée

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