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Word: exploit

Definition: brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean


Sentences Containing 'exploit'

Mr. Bixby was a hero that night; and it was some little time, too, before his exploit ceased to be talked about by river men.
But the boat was not more than a day out of New Orleans before Stephen discovered that the captain was boasting of his exploit, and that all the officers had been told.
Proud of this exploit, Vampa took the dead animal on his shoulders, and carried him to the farm.
To pass beyond the pillars of Hercules, that is, to sail out of the straits of Gibraltar, was, in the ancient world, long considered as a most wonderful and dangerous exploit of navigation.
The first exploit of every new reign was commonly to seize the treasure of the preceding king, as the most essential measure for securing the succession.
The valour of her soldiers, however, far from being corrupted by that long peace, was never more distinguished than in the attempt upon Carthagena, the first unfortunate exploit of that unfortunate war.
In what words shall I describe this dread exploit, by what language shall I make it credible to ages to come, what eulogies are there unmeet for thee, though they be hyperboles piled on hyperboles!
Close the door as I bade thee, while I make signals to the fugitives that have left us, that they may learn this exploit from thy lips."
About three weeks after this exploit, there arrived a solemn embassy from Blefuscu, with humble offers of a peace, which was soon concluded, upon conditions very advantageous to our emperor, wherewith I shall not trouble the reader.
After this exploit, I walked gently to and fro on the bed, to recover my breath and loss of spirits.
It was an admirable artistic exploit, rarely achieved by the best harpooneers of the present day; inasmuch as this Leviathan was slain at the very first dart.
Besides, it would much subtract from the glory of the exploit had St. George but encountered a crawling reptile of the land, instead of doing battle with the great monster of the deep.

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