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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dragoon.


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  • Subsequently both plans were renamed, the latter becoming Operation Overlord, the former becoming Operation Dragoon; a name supposedly picked by Winston Churchill, who was opposed to the plan, and claimed to having been "dragooned" into accepting it.

    October 2005

  • President Mbeki said in an interview earlier this month Pretoria would not dictate policy to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, nor would it be "dragooned" into overthrowing his government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Poitou, already "dragooned" in 1681 by the intendant Marillac, had just been so well labored with by

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 12

  • The State had been, as he phrased it, "dragooned" out of the Union; and President Lincoln was perfectly justified in calling for troops after the seizure of the forts and arsenals.

    Admiral Farragut

  • Remembering how Calvin himself "dragooned" Geneva, let us be thankful for the fortune which, in one of the most critical periods of history, raised to the highest position in Christendom a man who was something more than a sectarian.

    The Unseen World, and Other Essays

  • There is some muttering about being 'dragooned', but I do not take insubordination from the lower ranks.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Towards 1pm I'm dragooned into an extra bit of programming, a Quick-Draw event, due to Matt Feazell having to leave for a family emergency.

    Kids Read Comics Report (with preamble)

  • To the contrary, new changes in tax law regard foreign financial institutions banks, pension funds, etc. as colonial subjects who must be dragooned into enforcing ill-thought-out U.S. regulations, or face huge fines.

    Washington's Assault on American Expats

  • The draft, during the nine years of the Vietnam war, conscripted some 1.9 million Americans, or about 12 times as many as stop-loss has dragooned.

    Backdoor Draft Winding Down -- For Now

  • The first expression had been the landscape gardens of the 1730s and 40s, in which nature was no longer dragooned into formal designs but made to look as natural as possible, with meandering lakes rather than rectilinear canals, undulating glades and clumps of trees.

    British architecture: Georgian


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