Agincourt

[ US /ˈædʒənˌkɔɹt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415
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How To Use Agincourt In A Sentence

  • They were close to a little village which the English called Agincourt, and, though that is not quite its right name, it is what we have called the battle ever since. Young Folks' History of England
  • An example of the authors' bloodlessness is their assertion that ‘Henry V's troops before the Battle of Agincourt were scared and concerned about the future’.
  • Agincourt Carol," a patriotic hymn to the 1415 English victory around which the play revolves, as well as a few French folk songs, borrowed from Canteloube's "Chants d'Auvergne. NYT > Home Page
  • The French responded by dismounting most of their knights at Agincourt to prevent their horses being maddened by arrows, but here too the result was the same.
  • William de la Pole rescues Edward III., detained in Flanders by want of money, and is made a knight-banneret; his son Michael is created earl of Suffolk; one of his grandsons is killed at Agincourt; another besieges Orléans, which is delivered by Joan of Arc; he becomes duke of Suffolk, is impeached in 1450 for high treason and beheaded; no honour is lacking to the house. A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance
  • He is an elder of St. John's United Church in Agincourt and he is affiliated with several clubs in Toronto including, I am pleased to say, The Empire Club of Canada of which he is a member of long standing. Hanging Together: Canada After Patriation
  • It had an effect just like the longbow at Agincourt - and the Gatling gun, which eventually defeated the Zulus with their assegais.
  • Noël was up to the ears in Agincourt, yet that made but little difference to our destiny. New Treasure Seekers
  • If Henry V at Agincourt had spoken to his army about relative troop strengths, we might all be speaking French.
  • Agincourt is now waiting for an agreement with a placement agent to be finalized while Deutsche Bank has been confirmed as the escrow and settlement agent.
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