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Sample sentences for the GRE study word skirmish

skirmish can be used as a verb
skirmish can be used as a noun

1.And then there occurred the first skirmish between the new party and the old. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2.And skirmish wide so Nestor gave command. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.It is a long time since we have had a skirmish with the Guards of Monsieur the Cardinal Monsieur de Treville must think us dead.. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.Go out of the barricade, slip along close to the houses, skirmish about a bit in the streets, and come back and tell me what is going on.. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.There they had a bit of a skirmish in getting rid of the duties the excise was, in truth, the everlasting enemy of the patron of The Young Amelia. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6.But as she sat alone, and thoughte thus, In field arose a skirmish all without And men cried in the street then" Troilus hath right now put to flight the Greekes' rout.. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
7.They lifted him off at the door of a cabaret, left Bazin with him, who, besides, in a skirmish was more embarrassing than useful, and set forward again in the hope of sleeping at Amiens. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.But before that order was given--almost as soon in fact as the adjutant had left Borodino--the bridge had been retaken by the Russians and burned, in the very skirmish at which Pierre had been present at the beginning of the battle. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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