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  • n. Plural form of bombardment.

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Examples

  • Ineffectual negotiations thus resulted in English bombardments in 1622, 1655, and 1672.

    1574

  • It was a pathetic little burial plot, filled with the bodies of women and children who had been killed in German bombardments of the town.

    Kitchener's Mob Adventures of an American in the British Army

  • Government officials in Seoul called the bombardments "inhumane atrocities" that violated the 1953 armistice halting the Korean War.

    Korea Attack: Yeonpyeong Island Shelled By North Korea (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

  • JAN. EGELAN., U.N. EMERGEN.Y RELIEF COORDIN.TOR: What I said in the rubble of the bombardments, which is a Shia suburb where Hezbollah is very strong, I said three things that are totally wrong.

    CNN Transcript Jul 24, 2006

  • The army chief of staff, General Romeo Vazquez, said the bombardments were a "serenade" to celebrate the country's armed forces day.

    News

  • The source close to the head of state said that "bombardments" were taking place, after Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government troops withdrew from the town and rebels marched in

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • House-to-house visitation, open-air 'bombardments' among the holiday crowds, and great meetings in the citadel were included in the attack.

    The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men"

  • Amanda Pitt, a spokeswoman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said that since early June, at least 200,000 people in South Kordofan have been killed, injured or forced to flee their homes and land by ongoing fighting and aerial bombardments.

    U.S. fails to get U.N. to condemn Sudan violence

  • He had lived and worked in Libya for eight years, but was determined to escape to a place where his wife, Gift, and their young children would no longer fear the aerial bombardments that had become part of daily life in Tripoli.

    Samer Muscati: Libya's Forgotten Civilians

  • Rebel attempts to fire rockets and mortars against the government forces were met with aggressive counter bombardments that sent many of the rebel forces scrambling back all the way to the town of Ajdabiya, dozens of miles kilometers away.

    Libyan rebel leader says NATO isn't doing enough

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