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Word: cohorts

Definition: group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)


Sentences Containing 'cohorts'

Whether marching amid his aides and marshals in the van of countless cohorts that endlessly streamed it over the plains, like an Ohio; or whether with his circumambient subjects browsing all around at the horizon, the White Steed gallopingly reviewed them with warm nostrils reddening through his cool milkiness; in whatever aspect he presented himself, always to the bravest Indians he was the object of trembling reverence and awe.

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