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deploy troops along the eastern border
  place a resource or resources (such as troops or equipment) in position to take action
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  • deploy troops along the eastern border
  • The U.S. deployed an anti-ballistic missile system in the capital.
  • Much of what is labeled mental illness simply reflects our ’unwise’ deployment of defense mechanisms.
    George Vaillant
  • The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
    Robert Frost

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  • The Philistines deployed their forces to meet Israel, and as the battle spread, Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand of them on the battlefield.
    1 Samuel 4:2 (NIV)
  • Now deploy the men.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • In better days, I used to call it the talk-show laugh: It was the quick downward glance, the scratching of a corner of the mouth with a casual thumb, the inhaled chuckle that a charming movie star always deploys right before telling a killer story.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The air bag deployed, spreading white dust and the acrid scent of gunpowder throughout the car.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • As they forged their way farther into the center of the city, the crowd thickened: more Nephilim, more Endarkened, more faerie warriors—though the faeries moved sluggishly, painfully, many of them weakened by contact with the iron, steel, rowan wood, and salt that had been liberally deployed around the city as protection against them.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Two squads will be deployed as perimeter patrols to protect this base.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • We deploy.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Certainly, I had heard of the longtime mobilization of such a corps, in Northern China and in the Philippines and on other islands, and like everyone else appreciated the logic of deploying young women to help maintain the morale of officers and foot soldiers in the field, though I never bothered to consider it until that night.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Miraculously, the air bags did not deploy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Just yesterday, the duke presented a plan: they would deploy more legions, and keep Nehemia here to discourage any retaliation from the rebels.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Usually it came to no more than this: a deployment of troops, twenty-seven soldiers leaning, twenty-seven tiny olive-green rifles aiming, poised on the brink of battle.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
  • Shotgun as well, but different in the way it had been deployed.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The robot also took accurate depth measurements, the mechanical claw retrieved a piece of PVC pipe, and they deployed the tape measure.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • They had to make Ender deploy his forces blind.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Touching down at a scorching 140 miles per hour, Pratte ordered his men to deploy three parachutes.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • That’s more or less how we operate in overseas deployment against terrorists today.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Even soldiers from ECOMOG—a regional peacekeeping force deployed to separate the warring factions—joined in the looting.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Cunningly deployed lighting and mirrors created the illusion of standing in a conservatory overlooking a wide stretch of exquisitely manicured garden.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • About eleven a company of soldiers came through Horsell, and deployed along the edge of the common to form a cordon.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • As soon as we deployed, he changed tactics.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • After receiving the same deployment date as Levy, Wes understood that the only question he was asked that mattered was the last one.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • In January 2003, right after he turned twenty-three, he deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • When it decided it was time, it deployed its wings, rose in the air with a minute clattering, hovered above the lifeboat momentarily, as if making sure no one had been left behind, and then veered overboard to its death.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • If the wind only held, little doubt had they, that chased through these Straits of Sunda, the vast host would only deploy into the Oriental seas to witness the capture of not a few of their number.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • After that he deployed the brigades.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Meanwhile, the sailors deployed long poles that they used to propel theRed Boar into ever deeper water, as did the crews of theMerrybell andEdeline.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "He is up above where they are deploying for the attack," he said.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Homer deploys this language in repeated phrases, lines, and blocks of lines.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Fedaykin guards deployed through the depression waited for Muad’Dib’s command to attack.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • In the morning I but marshal and deploy my columns; but in the afternoon I put myself at their head, and gallantly charge the foe, thus!
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • For future analysis, a team of JFCOM specialists monitored and recorded every conversation, and a computer kept track of every bullet fired and missile launched and tank deployed.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The tops of tall trees which grew in it just showed above the rim; a regiment could hide and deploy in it.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • The amount of resources deployed against them was daunting indeed.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • They walked together until they hit the tape (beach) and then deployed.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • A little later, the divisions of Losthin, Hiller, Hacke, and Ryssel deployed before Lobau’s corps, the cavalry of Prince William of Prussia debouched from the forest of Paris, Plancenoit was in flames, and the Prussian cannon-balls began to rain even upon the ranks of the guard in reserve behind Napoleon.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He was in his room studying the deployment of plastic chessmen.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Deploying their men, stationing them at strategic points.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • And after more than a decade of deploying an army of road workers, the newly christened "Friendship Highway" was declared complete in 1978, sticking its thumb squarely in India’s eye.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • We don’t, and we deploy our boomers a lot further forward than they do.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Sentries were deployed in concentric circles around Barn 43, even, reportedly, perching in trees.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Kama-Mara then deployed his daughters, Desire, Pining, and Lust, surrounded by voluptuous attendants, but the mind of the Great Being was not distracted.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I want you to deploy them at the bottom of the hill, a long way from the main hall so they can deal with any situation long before the sound carries to the house.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • Some of his friends and allies continued to think he should go there far less often, and spend most of his time deploying medical troops on worldwide campaigns.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The lighthearted ironies she might have deployed among her friends deserted her in his presence, and she heard her own voice become thin when she attempted some docile contradiction.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • A few even forgot their collars; but the equipage of the prefect seemed to anticipate the crowd, and the two yoked jades, trapesing in their harness, came up at a little trot in front of the peristyle of the town hall at the very moment when the National Guard and firemen deployed, beating drums and marking time.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • They may have been descended from the Chinese explorers that the First Emperor of Ch’in (221-210 B.C.) had deployed to find longevity medicine.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
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