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  • Slowly, she marshaled the inner calmness.†   (source)
  • There was a chessboard on a table in a corner, opposing pieces marshaled.†   (source)
  • Tired grandmas and aunties, taking care of their daughter's or sister's children during their prison stays, had a very hard time marshaling toddlers and teenagers on the buses, trains, and taxis necessary to get to Danbury—the trip could take four hours each way from the city and cost money.†   (source)
  • Here the contours of the land gave all the marshaling required, forcing the cattle upward on a curving trail which, though neither fenced nor marked, was yet their only option.†   (source)
  • THE MEMBERS of the House of Commons filed out directly to their own chamber, and debate on the King's address commenced "brisk and warm" in both houses, the opposition marshaling the case for conciliation with extraordinary force.†   (source)
  • These games marshaled the division's nine landing teams, each an infantry battalion with guns, armor, and other support elements.†   (source)
  • I pause, marshaling my thoughts.†   (source)
  • It took much time, for Jakob Merrill was failing fast and having great difficulty both marshaling his thoughts and forcing his voice, but the rector's patience seemed limitless.†   (source)
  • The blaring music marshaled memories of battles won and lost, engendering arguments between old soldiers who had basically been the assault troops, cannon fodder, at once resentful and filled with the pride of survival because they had survived the blood and horror their gold-braided superiors knew nothing about.†   (source)
  • I marshaled everything I knew, but though he had little from direct experience, he could argue as well as I could, or better, and in the end I was unable to convince him.†   (source)
  • DRUMMOND The use of this title prejudices the case of my client: it calls up a picture of the prosecution, astride a white horse, ablaze in the uniform of a militia colonel, with all the forces of right and righteousness marshaled behind him.†   (source)
  • And now the forces marshaled around the concept of the group have declared a war of extermination on that preciousness, the mind of man.†   (source)
  • One would almost think that you sought the removal of all of the First who are not marshaled at your back.†   (source)
  • Arguing that toxic and hazardous waste facilities were located near minority and low-income neighborhoods in disproportionate numbers, Solis successfully marshaled support for the landmark bill.†   (source)
  • The ability to marshal resources to make that future vision a reality.   (source)
    marshal = organize or arrange
  • One whose name may not be spoken is marshaling his power, Davos Seaworth.†   (source)
  • The queen's eyes had been closed for years, and Rhaegar was busy marshaling an army.†   (source)
  • They glared at each other; Harry knew that he had not convinced Hermione and that she was marshaling counterarguments, against both his theory on his wand and the fact that he was permitting himself to see into Voldemort's mind.†   (source)
  • Dumbledore paused for a moment, marshaling his thought, and then said, "Four years ago, I received what I considered certain proof that Voldemort had split his soul."†   (source)
  • One wine-sodden taleteller even claimed that Rhaegar Targaryen had returned from the dead and was marshaling a vast host of ancient heroes on Dragonstone to reclaim his father's throne.†   (source)
  • He hesitated for a moment, wondering how best to embark on what he wanted to say; as he marshaled his thoughts, Celestina Warbeck began a ballad called "You Charmed the Heart Right Out of Me."†   (source)
  • With marked earnestness, he marshaled all past argument and reasoning against "premature" separation from Britain.†   (source)
  • "When all my strength is marshaled, I should have eight thousand foot and three thousand horse," Edmure said.†   (source)
  • Roran rested his elbows on his knees, then knitted his fingers together and stared between them as he marshaled his thoughts.†   (source)
  • Soon enough all the power of the Reach will be marshaled against us, Barber, and then you may learn that some roses have steel thorns.†   (source)
  • In no way could the soldiers of a freshly constituted brigade be marshaled into fighting units when no one knew his platoon sergeant and no parade ground existed for sorting everything out.†   (source)
  • The art of persuasion, he held, depended mainly on a marshaling of facts, clarity, conviction, and the ability to think on one's feet.†   (source)
  • Sansa had been marshaling her courage all day, but no sooner did Marillion appear at her door than all her doubts returned.†   (source)
  • Three times a week, Rossini and Verdi marshaled sufficient force and beauty to shut the students up and bring them to the kind of rapt attention that the singers of La Scala thought the natural state of mankind.†   (source)
  • The one whose name may not be spoken is marshaling his power, Davos Seaworth, a power fell and evil and strong beyond measure.†   (source)
  • He thought of Grandfather on a huge white horse, marshaling the people.†   (source)
  • He could feel the harsh words marshaling in his mind, just behind his mouth.†   (source)
  • Thus he would listen while Lo-Tsen marshaled some intricate fugue rhythm, and wonder what lay behind the faint impersonal smile that stirred her lips into the likeness of an opening flower.†   (source)
  • It has been no light matter to find twelve men to whom all the marshaled facts in this astonishing cause could be submitted and by them weighed with all the fairness and understanding which the law commands.†   (source)
  • He asked them, first the dressmaker and then Frau Stohr, how long they had been up here—the former had been a resident for five months, the latter for seven; he marshaled his English to ask his neighbor on the left what sort of tea that was she was drinking—rose-hip, he learned—and whether it tasted good, to which she responded almost stormily in the affirmative.†   (source)
  • With Martin as his lieutenant he marshaled his troop of ratcatchers—ruffians all of them, with high boots, tied jacket sleeves, and ebon visages of piracy.†   (source)
  • He was very busy marshaling the little black vagabonds of tin cups and pouring into them the streaming iron colored mixture from a small and sooty tin pail.†   (source)
  • Something or other had brought nearer home to me that I had all but pinned the boy to my shawl and that, in the way our companions were marshaled before me, I might have appeared to provide against some danger of rebellion.†   (source)
  • In this way, Homer magnifies the first all-out battle of The Iliad by echoing the original marshaling of the expedition.†   (source)
  • Like the Trojan expedition itself, The Iliad is a great marshaling of stories that Homer had to pick, combine, and shape.†   (source)
  • But just as herdsmen easily divide their goats when herds have mingled in a pasture, so these were marshaled by their officers to one side and the other, forming companies for combat.†   (source)
  • He left aside his team, his chariot, a-gleam with bronze: his driver, Eurymedon, a son of Ptolemaios Peiraides, reined in the snorting horses; and Agamemnon gave him strict command to bring the war-car up when weariness should take him in the legs, after inspection of all his many marshaled troops.†   (source)
  • In the middle of the room stood a man in a uniform, who shouted in a loud, high voice: "As a candidate for the marshalship of the nobility of the province we call upon staff-captain Yevgeney Ivanovitch Apuhtin!"†   (source)
  • The procession was to be marshalled thence to the town hall, where a solemn banquet would complete the ceremonies of the day.   (source)
    marshalled = led
    unconventional spelling: This is a British spelling. Americans do not repeat the "L" prior to adding the "ED".
  • The mother country is marshalling its most persuasive forces.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is a British spelling. Americans do not repeat the "L" prior to adding the "ING".
  • As he paced slowly beside the river wall, he marshalled the facts one by one.†   (source)
  • Marshalling the last of his strength, Langdon dolphin-kicked his legs and pulled his arms beneath him in an awkward butterfly stroke.†   (source)
  • The Heads of House moved among the students, marshalling them into position and breaking up arguments.†   (source)
  • Let the Riders be marshalled!†   (source)
  • There on the wide flats beside the noisy river were marshalled in many companies well nigh five and fifty hundreds of Riders fully armed, and many hundreds of other men with spare horses lightly burdened.†   (source)
  • But northward the white crest of Eomer led the great front of the Rohirrim which he had again gathered and marshalled; and out of the City came all the strength of men that was in it, and the silver swan of Dol Amroth was borne in the van, driving the enemy from the Gate.†   (source)
  • Gesticulating and apologizing, he marshalled them out.†   (source)
  • He ought to have marshalled his Battle opposite Lot's, as soon as their breakfast was over, and then, at about midday, when the lines were properly in order, he should have given the signal to begin.†   (source)
  • One day, after the noon recess, they were marshalled by the teachers—all of the children in the three upper grades—and marched upstairs to the big assembly hall.†   (source)
  • It is as if the three words were some automatic impediment which her voice cannot pass; they can almost watch her marshalling herself to go around them.†   (source)
  • Then, marshalled by Horse Hines, the pallbearers, young men from the paper and the town, who had known the dead man best, moved slowly out, gripping the coffin-handles with their nicotined fingers.†   (source)
  • The fat slick worn leather-chairs marshalled between a fresh-rubbed gleaming line of brass spittoons squatted massively on each side of the entry door, before thick sheets of plate-glass that extended almost to the sidewalks with indecent nearness.†   (source)
  • Behind them, serried ranks of cherubim, the marshalled legions of Altamont's Sunday schools, each in white arrayed and clutching grimly in tiny hands two thousand tiny flags of freedom, God's small angels, and surely there for God knows what far-off event, began to move into the hollow.†   (source)
  • In the fresh Sunday morning air he marched off with brisk excitement to do duty at the altars, pausing near the church where the marshalled ranks of the boys' military school split cleanly into regimented Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians.†   (source)
  • Her mind darted from impulse to impulse, and finally marshalled them all in review.†   (source)
  • MRS. CONNAGE: Her father has marshalled eight bachelor millionaires to meet her.†   (source)
  • One truth after another was marshalling itself silently against her and keeping its ground.†   (source)
  • This done, he marshalled the planks and his tools, and to work.†   (source)
  • The cautious opening of the door of the church meant only that Mr. Brown the livery-stable keeper (gowned in black in his intermittent character of sexton) was taking a preliminary survey of the scene before marshalling his forces.†   (source)
  • The Europe they had come from lay out there beyond the Irish Sea, Europe of strange tongues and valleyed and woodbegirt and citadelled and of entrenched and marshalled races.†   (source)
  • Moreau, whip in hand, marshalled us all into an irregular line, and we advanced now slowly, shouting to one another as we advanced and tightening the cordon about our victim.†   (source)
  • Presently Mr. Eager gave a signal for the carriages to stop and marshalled the party for their ramble on the hill.†   (source)
  • But when one had marshalled them their significance would be at once set at naught by four very familiar words, /mamma/, /papa/, /inquiry/ and /ally/.†   (source)
  • As fast as the prisoners came over the rail they were marshalled forward to the forecastle by our hunters, while our sailors hoisted in the boats, pell-mell, dropping them anywhere upon the deck and not stopping to lash them.†   (source)
  • He bought presents for everyone, overhauled his room, wrote out resolutions, marshalled his books up and down their shelves, pored upon all kinds of price lists, drew up a form of commonwealth for the household by which every member of it held some office, opened a loan bank for his family and pressed loans on willing borrowers so that he might have the pleasure of making out receipts and reckoning the interests on the sums lent.†   (source)
  • Mostly there were parties—to Orange or the Shore, more rarely to New York and Philadelphia, though one night they marshalled fourteen waitresses out of Childs' and took them to ride down Fifth Avenue on top of an auto bus.†   (source)
  • There had originally been shown by the agent to the estate some distrust of Bathsheba's tenure as James Everdene's successor, on the score of her sex, and her youth, and her beauty; but the peculiar nature of her uncle's will, his own frequent testimony before his death to her cleverness in such a pursuit, and her vigorous marshalling of the numerous flocks and herds which came suddenly into her hands before negotiations were concluded, had won confidence in her powers, and no further objections had been raised.†   (source)
  • The indefatigable bell now sounded for the fourth time: the classes were marshalled and marched into another room to breakfast: how glad I was to behold a prospect of getting something to eat!†   (source)
  • The squire departed with a profound reverence, and in a few minutes returned, marshalling in Isaac of York.†   (source)
  • Her name was Mrs. Markleham; but our boys used to call her the Old Soldier, on account of her generalship, and the skill with which she marshalled great forces of relations against the Doctor.†   (source)
  • When all men are irrevocably marshalled in an aristocratic community, according to their professions, their property, and their birth, the members of each class, considering themselves as children of the same family, cherish a constant and lively sympathy towards each other, which can never be felt in an equal degree by the citizens of a democracy.†   (source)
  • I would herd with wolves, and make friends of lions and tigers, in hope of marshalling them against the common enemy.†   (source)
  • When the prudent Mrs Chivery perceived that in addition to these adornments her John carried a pair of white kid gloves, and a cane like a little finger-post, surmounted by an ivory hand marshalling him the way that he should go; and when she saw him, in this heavy marching order, turn the corner to the right; she remarked to Mr Chivery, who was at home at the time, that she thought she knew which way the wind blew.†   (source)
  • Miss Ophelia seated herself resolutely on the lately vanquished trunk, and marshalling all her goods and chattels in fine military order, seemed resolved to defend them to the last.†   (source)
  • To those who have not chanced specially to study the subject, it may possibly seem strange, that fishes not commonly exceeding four or five feet should be marshalled among WHALES—a word, which, in the popular sense, always conveys an idea of hugeness.†   (source)
  • Lady Partlet marshalled all her daughters round her with a sweep of her parasol and retreated from the pier, darting savage glances at poor little Becky who stood alone there.†   (source)
  • See yon tall man in the black mail, who is busied marshalling the farther troop of the rascaille yeomen—by Saint Dennis, I hold him to be the same whom we called 'Le Noir Faineant', who overthrew thee, Front-de-Boeuf, in the lists at Ashby.†   (source)
  • nurse, on the day when the medical man has pronounced that the charming patient may go downstairs; up which John lurks to bed, yawning, with a sputtering tallow candle, and to gather up before sunrise the boots which are awaiting him in the passages—that stair, up or down which babies are carried, old people are helped, guests are marshalled to the ball, the parson walks to the christening, the doctor to the sick-room, and the undertaker's men to the upper floor—what a memento of Life, Death, and Vanity it is—that arch and stair—if you choose to consider it, and sit on the landing, looking up and down the well!†   (source)
  • So saying, the Prince marshalled Rowena to the seat of honour opposite his own, while the fairest and most distinguished ladies present crowded after her to obtain places as near as possible to their temporary sovereign.†   (source)
  • The knights, entering at either end of the lists in long procession, arranged themselves in a double file, precisely opposite to each other, the leader of each party being in the centre of the foremost rank, a post which he did not occupy until each had carefully marshalled the ranks of his party, and stationed every one in his place.†   (source)
  • The Templar and Prior were shortly after marshalled to their sleeping apartments by the steward and the cupbearer, each attended by two torchbearers and two servants carrying refreshments, while servants of inferior condition indicated to their retinue and to the other guests their respective places of repose.†   (source)
  • The habit of being continually marshalled on opposite sides will be too apt to stifle the voice both of law and of equity.†   (source)
  • While Sancho fared thus, Don Quixote was watching the entrance, at one end of the arcade, of some twelve peasants, all in holiday and gala dress, mounted on twelve beautiful mares with rich handsome field trappings and a number of little bells attached to their petrals, who, marshalled in regular order, ran not one but several courses over the meadow, with jubilant shouts and cries of "Long live Camacho and Quiteria!†   (source)
  • Jamie's blunt forefinger flipped one off its stem, and traced the spokes of the basidium as he marshaled his next words.†   (source)
  • With him, The Duke of Norfolk, with the rod of marshalship, a coronet on his head.†   (source)
  • Since marshaling the effort for his last outburst, Malcolm had slipped into a coma, and now it appeared to Hammond that he might actually die.†   (source)
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  • It was a large garden, only half cultivated, with bushes, as big as summer-houses, of Marshal Niel roses, lime and orange trees, clumps of bamboos, and thickets of high grass.   (source)
    marshal = a name
  • According to Wikipedia, Ruby Ridge was the site of a deadly standoff between Randy Weaver and a number of Federal agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI.†   (source)
  • Sorry, folks, but y'all know the fire marshal's rules.†   (source)
  • After Sylvia and Louise got home, a Western Union telegram arrived from the provost marshal general.†   (source)
  • It took a moment before he could marshal the courage to draw a breath, shape his lips, and exhale.†   (source)
  • A Type II civilization can marshal the energy equivalent to the output of a typical star-1026 watts.†   (source)
  • It was none other than Field Marshal Kutuzov attaining higher ground to take measure of his foes.†   (source)
  • I thought then that Wayne Parr would always reign as our grand marshal.†   (source)
  • She has to marshal her mind.†   (source)
  • Trying to understand my father had always felt something like going to church week after week and listening to the minister we had, Dr. Fremont, marshal the evidence for God's goodness, or omniscience, or whatever.†   (source)
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  • And this is the man Voldemort is using to marshal the werewolves.†   (source)
  • It had taken her a fortnight to marshal her courage, but finally, in bed one night, Catelyn had asked her husband the truth of it, asked him to his face.†   (source)
  • Cut off from supplies, with no means to marshal any significant fighting force, eventually this camp—and any others out there like it—will wither and die, like a vine cut off from its roots.†   (source)
  • He was trying to marshal his arguments for proving that he did not now constitute a mental health hazard himself.†   (source)
  • DANFORTH: Marshal!†   (source)
  • He had spoken to his friend, the U.S. marshal.†   (source)
  • It was like she was willing her eyes to see right inside herself, so she could patrol and marshal all the better the separate areas of pain in her body—the way, maybe, an anxious carer might rush between three or four ailing donors in different parts of the country.†   (source)
  • He would marshal all the great wizards once a year and have them throw up a great time-stop over vast regions.†   (source)
  • Before he could marshal any defenses, the force broke through.†   (source)
  • Charles knocked on the door of the consulate, with the U.S. marshal, trying to serve the court orders.†   (source)
  • Bitterly, we remembered the words of the field-marshal who had sworn that he would not let the enemy have a single button of his uniform — and nor did he, but only because the buttons remained attached to his uniform when he saved himself by escaping abroad.†   (source)
  • Friends who saw Tommy Lee Jones in the movie U.S. Marshal would say to her, "Oh my God, that's your father!†   (source)
  • As if the elfish marshal service had apprehended him and hauled him home in chains.†   (source)
  • I had begun to marshal the resources I thought I'd need.†   (source)
  • They had a big army staff college down there, and for three years in the mid-1930s, Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, later the victor of the Battle of Alamein, taught there.†   (source)
  • Fire Marshal Murphy and two other firemen on the ground climbed a ladder to retrieve Fitzpatrick.†   (source)
  • A rather impolitic remark, as Ustinov wore the uniform of a marshal of the Soviet Union, earned for his Party work and industrial management, it nevertheless demonstrated that Filitov was a true New Soviet Man, proud of what he was and mindful of his limitations.†   (source)
  • He invented a uniform with the braid and epaulets of a marshal, inspired by the prints in one of Melquiades' books, and around his waist he buckled the saber with gold tassels that had belonged to the executed captain.†   (source)
  • Worried about making a critical blunder, I sat down to marshal my energy before descending further.†   (source)
  • Then, feeling better than he had all day, he ran down the stairs to watch Marshal Dillon and Festus.†   (source)
  • They'd stay for a few days until U.S. Marshals arrived to take them to a secret destination.†   (source)
  • She was proud because she had only lost the post office and the fire marshal.†   (source)
  • " Papa said, "So you met the marshal.†   (source)
  • These men were federal marshals.†   (source)
  • I kept close to storefronts, mingled with technicians and marshals, with uniformed personnel.†   (source)
  • Several dozen marshals eventually came to the rescue and managed slowly to clear an exit path.†   (source)
  • They went from well-attended to packed to sold-out to lines around the corner to fire marshals showing up.†   (source)
  • They were grouped under banners: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ....Marshals with armbands kept order.†   (source)
  • What Air Marshal Saundby said, among other things, was this That the bombing of Dresden was a great tragedy none can deny.†   (source)
  • Two people were killed and six U.S. Marshals were shot in the ensuing riot, after which Walker was temporarily sent to a mental institution and held on federal charges of sedition.†   (source)
  • By then he was living with Sherene, who's been real nice to have him, considering the U.S. marshals have already been by his mom's house.†   (source)
  • The marshals made me sit next to Nora on the plane.†   (source)
  • "Marshal," one of the men yelled, "I don't believe we can stand it here!"†   (source)
  • In his thesis, he'd marshal a host of epidemiological data to show that AIDS had almost certainly come from North America to Haiti, and might well have been carried there by American and Canadian and Haitian American sex tourists, who could buy assignations for pittances in a Port-au-Prince slum called Carrefour.†   (source)
  • "The first of all qualities [of a general] is courage," he read in the Memoirs Concerning the Art of War by Marshal Maurice de Saxe, one of the outstanding commanders of the era.†   (source)
  • A punishment tour for Clevinger was fifty minutes of a weekend hour spent pacing back and forth before the provost marshal's building with a ton of an unloaded rifle on his shoulder.†   (source)
  • Who knows which side now the marshals of the Horse-lords serve?†   (source)
  • He turned toward the men who had brought him, telling himself not to panic, trying to marshal the presence of mind to produce some same small pleasantry, anything to start trying to win their sympathy, and saw a heavy door clicking closed behind them.†   (source)
  • That's not what the report from the fire marshal said.†   (source)
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