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Word: defection

Definition: desertion


Sentences Containing 'defection'

"It was at this point, gentlemen, that enraged by the defection of seven of his former associates, and stung by the mocking voice that had last hailed him, and maddened by his long entombment in a place as black as the bowels of despair; it was then that Steelkilt proposed to the two Canallers, thus far apparently of one mind with him, to burst out of their hole at the next summoning of the garrison; and armed with their keen mincing knives (long, crescentic, heavy implements with a handle at each end) run amuck from the bowsprit to the taffrail; and if by any devilishness of desperation possible, seize the ship.
60% to 80% of customers who defect to a competitor said they were satisfied or very satisfied on the survey just prior to their defection.
According to Tacitus, Fuscus was eager for battle: The defection of the Antonius Primus and Fuscus was a major blow for Vitellius.
An official declaration of defection document has been produced by the Vatican since 2006 because of the 1% tax in Germany levied by the German Government for the benefit of Churches.
Anthony Mockler notes that despite the fact the young Ras shook Ethiopian morale, "this was the first and last open defection to the Italians of an important noble and his men."
Austin got to know them when he was negotiating the terms of Atkinson’s political defection.
Between September 25, 1933 and mid-November 1933, the Chinese Red Army failed to achieve any major victories and suffered serious losses, not only in battle but from defection and disease.
He is Robb Austin, the man many people here think was the eminence grise behind Atkinson's defection.
Headed by Victor Perlo, the Perlo group is the name given to a group of Americans who provided information which was given to Soviet intelligence agencies; it was active during the World War II period, until the entire group was exposed to the FBI by the defection of Elizabeth Bentley.
His defection from the People's Justice Party (PKR) to the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)—days after he had defected the other way—helped cause the collapse of the Pakatan Rakyat government of which PKR was a component party.
His defection was considered to be a significant event in regard to the future of the Syrian uprising.
His move was followed by the defection of eight UMNO branches in his constituency.
However the defection of star Bankers players such as Ronan, Tommy Smith, Harry Smith and Edgar Dey were now common in the WPHL.
However, over time, with the defection of teams to the Junior A league, the Metro league accepted teams from wider regions.
If the above woes and tribulations were not enough, a new headache, one that he would feel as a personal betrayal, the defection of five former ABA officers to create the United States Bicycle Motocross Association (USBA).
In July 1919, the Red Army suffered another reverse after a mass defection of Red Army units in the Crimea to the anarchist Black Army under Nestor Makhno, enabling anarchist forces to consolidate power in Ukraine.
It explores eight decades of winged history with both military and civil aircraft. Also featured are the 1953 defection of Lt.
Joined by three other Pakatan Rakyat MPs, the defection gave the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional coalition the numbers to return to government.
Kitty and Lydia take his defection much more to heart than I do.
Manning, perhaps smarting from the defection of Hellboy from the Bureau, recently refused to accept the resignation of Captain Ben Daimio after a disaster that claimed Roger and his team.
Naji acknowledged the defection of TFG militia to the Islamic Courts Union (ICU).
On 25 January 2009, Nasarudin announced his defection to PKR, thus boosting the Pakatan Rakyat's narrow majority in the assembly.
One female member of the Culper Ring, known only by her codename "355," was arrested shortly after Benedict Arnold's defection in 1780 and evidently died in captivity.
One of the most notable incidents in the history of this department was the defection of Benedict Arnold in September 1780.
Since most of the legislators had gone over to his side, the Anti Defection Law did not apply and the Telugu Desam Party label passed on to the Chandrababu Naidu faction.
Snake fulfills his mission and is awarded the "Big Boss" title and the Distinguished Service Cross by President Johnson, only to learn the true nature of The Boss's defection from a recorded confession left by the female spy EVA that he worked and became intimate with during the story: The Boss was deep undercover to retrieve the Philosophers' Legacy before Volgin did, but was ordered to become a scapegoat after she was blamed for Volgin's nuclear attack on Sokolov's research facility.
Soon afterwards, he began cartooning for the rival humor publication "Cracked", which alluded to Martin's defection from its larger competitor by billing Martin as ""Cracked"'s Crackedest Artist." Martin's debut cover for "Cracked" was pointedly signed "1988 D. Martin."
Such a defection of a high profile track operator would have been a large propaganda feather in Mr. Keeling's cap.
The defection of senior Provisional IRA members also gave the RIRA the ability to manufacture home-made explosives and improvised mortars, including the Mark 15 mortar capable of firing a 200 lb shell.
The Italians were met there on the 11th by Ras Haile Selassie Gugsa, who had been courted by the Italians to ignite a widespread defection of the Tigrean aristocracy; instead, he had been soundly defeated a few days before by Dejazmach Haile Kebbede of Wag, and presented himself to the invaders with only 1200 followers.
The real reason behind the events was to warn off Puskás, Bozsik and other members of the Hungarian Golden Team from defection.
The tournament included two Soviet grandmasters, Artur Yusupov and Oleg Romanishin, making it the first tournament aside from the Olympiads since Korchnoi's 1976 defection from the Soviet Union in which a Soviet player competed with him.
The war was costly for Philip and the Macedonians, losing them a fleet that had taken three years to build as well as the triggering the defection of their Greek allies, the Achean League and the Aetolian League to the Romans.
This caused Zero to initiate the "Les Enfants Terribles" project which caused Big Boss's defection from the Patriots and his plotting a coup d'état against Zero, causing the events of Outer Heaven ("Metal Gear") and Zanzibar Land ("Metal Gear 2").
This display was intended as a slight towards Elphinstone and as a scare tactic to prompt the defection and recruitment of British sepoys to the Peshwa's side.
Unity in his own administration suffered, notably by the defection of his Minister of Trade, Henry Herbert Stevens.
Weeks after this defection, Tanaka suffered a stroke and became hospitalized, sparking further uncertainty over the future of his faction.

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