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Sample sentences for the GRE study word vanguard

vanguard can be used as a noun

1.His vanguard was very feeble, and could accomplish nothing. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.It was mid-day before Bulow's vanguard had been able to reach Chapelle-Saint-Lambert. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.The officer snatched a little food at a comrade's, and rode again to the vanguard to find Miloradovich. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4.The troops of the vanguard were stationed before Wischau, within sight of the enemy's lines, which all day long had yielded ground to us at the least firing. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5.The prisoner said that the troops that had entered Forminsk that day were the vanguard of the whole army, that Napoleon was there and the whole army had left Moscow four days previously. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6.But the baggage trains stretched out so that the last of Beauharnais' train had not yet got out of Moscow and reached the Kaluga road when the vanguard of Ney's army was already emerging from the Great Ordynka Street. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.But instead of that, at the next village the sentinels of Davout's infantry corps detained him as the pickets of the vanguard had done, and an adjutant of the corps commander, who was fetched, conducted him into the village to Marshal Davout. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
8.They are the four vanguards of the human race, marching towards the four cardinal points of progress. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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