Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An engagement between ships at sea; a naval battle or action.

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Examples

  • This noble lady distinguished herself afterwards in a sea-fight with the French off Guernsey, when she was on her way to England to ask for more troops.

    A Child's History of England

  • The next year he did better; gaining a great sea-fight in the harbour of Sluys.

    A Child's History of England

  • There was talk of crimes committed against the law of Hellas, and of cruelties sanctioned by popular decrees; which, had they conquered in the late sea-fight, would have been carried out; such as the proposal to cut off the right hand of every prisoner taken alive, and lastly the ill-treatment of two captured men-of-war, a Corinthian and an

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  • Why, sirs, this is the man to whom the orders were given by the generals, in the sea-fight off Lesbos, to pick up the crews of the disabled vessels; and who, neglecting to obey orders, turned round and accused the generals; and to save himself murdered them!

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  • The scene of this sea-fight is, I think, the Hellespont.

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  • For here it should be mentioned that his old enemy Dercylidas happened to be in Abydos at the time of the sea-fight; 362 nor had he at a later date suffered eclipse with the other governors,363 but on the contrary, had kept tight hold of Abydos and still preserved it in attachment to Lacedaemon.

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  • Now I presume it was not I who began the attack upon them, but it was they who asserted that in spite of the orders given me I had neglected to pick up the unfortunates in the sea-fight off Lesbos.

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  • It does not follow that, because we have been defeated in a great sea-fight, we are therefore annihilated. 364 Certainly not.

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  • Indeed, in a moment of time, after the sea-fight, the whole of Hellas had revolted from Athens, with the solitary exception of the men of Samos.

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  • I am well aware that all these details of practice and manouvring are customary in anticipation of a sea-fight, but what I single out for praise in the case before us is the skill with which the Athenian admiral attained a twofold object.

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