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  • verb Present participle of reconquer.


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  • While that army didn’t succeed in reconquering the island, they did manage to arrest Toussaint and ship him off to die in a French jail.

    Matthew Yglesias » Did Haiti Form a Pact With the Devil?

  • Mr. Scheuer presents him as nothing less than a latter-day Saladin — the hero who stopped Richard the Lionheart from reconquering Jerusalem.

    America's Most Wanted

  • The catastrophic Gallienus is replaced by Claudius II, and he in turn very quickly by Aurelian, who conducts a series of successful military campaigns - against the Goths, reconquering Gaul and then also defeating the fascinating Zenobia of Palmyra - before being in turn assassinated.

    Gibbon, Chapter XI

  • Gadhafi—and by fear of merciless reprisals should he succeed in reconquering eastern Libya.

    Libya's Rebels Embrace West

  • By fielding an army for extended period of time Washington demonstrated that the British were incapable of reconquering the colonies.

    Mueller on Iraq, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • As stubborn in his own way as Chiang was in his, he had become even more determined to reform the Chinese army and to recover his damaged pride by reconquering Burma.

    The Last Empress

  • Or perhaps he and Aethelflaed were too busy reconquering the Danelaw to bother over much about getting hagiographies written.

    The Lords of the North, by Bernard Cornwell. Book review

  • They also demanded that Arafat return to his old policy toward Israel: the dream of reconquering all of Palestine.

    Peace At Last?

  • In the 1990s China's military buildup has come to focus conspicuously on pressuring Taiwan, while Taipei has had to abandon its antiquated dream of reconquering the mainland.

    Defending Taiwan

  • The US is constantly moving, stretching, reconquering and rebuilding, exausting its troops physically and emotionally.

    Bill Cusack: Osama Bin Laden is Kicking George Bush Ass


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