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Definition a large group of soldiers — especially an army unit consisting of a headquarters and at least three companies
  • The 4th Battalion was ordered to fight a rearguard action.
battalion = a large group of soldiers — especially an army unit consisting of a headquarters and at least three companies
  • "One hundred and eleven battalions," she replied.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • battalions = a large group of soldiers — especially an army unit consisting of a headquarters and at least three companies
  • Meanwhile, Second Battalion, in the center, turned back upon hearing gunfire in the distance, so as to avoid an ambush.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • battalion = a large group of soldiers
  • He insisted on seeing the Battalion Commander.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • battalion = a large group of soldiers — especially an army unit consisting of a headquarters and at least three companies
  • They got reports of battalion-size movements.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • battalion = a large group of soldiers — especially an army unit consisting of a headquarters and at least three companies
  • Three marines made a fire team, three fire teams made a squad, three squads made a platoon, three platoons made a company, three companies made a battalion...
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • battalion = a large group of soldiers — especially an army unit consisting of a headquarters and at least three companies
  • He was being called to command a battalion in Korea and had to leave the next day.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • A small figure detached itself from the far battalion and hurried toward Eragon and Saphira.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • A whole battalion was carrying one page away from its source, carrying the intimate print as if rolling a tablet away from him.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • If she is not one of the forbidden, then why have you massed a battalion to protect her?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • It shifted its hundred-foot-long body, flicking its dappled green tail and wiping out a battalion of ogres.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • There was an entire battalion of soldiers guarding it and even snipers on the rooftops.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • We lost whole battalions from our own air support—and I'm not counting the black battalions that were shot by white infantry from behind.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • He had then roused his adjutant, turned over the battalion to him, and sent his orderly to wake up and bring his motorcyclist.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • "She's Colour-Sergeant of the Nonpareil battalion," said Mr. Bagnet, looking at us over his shoulder as he went his way also.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Battalions of female troops were being enlisted, each sworn to kill at least one Terran, and were drilling with fake guns in corridors of Luna City.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • It is never my place to regulate him, unless his doing so affects the battalion, which it has not.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It ultimately proved that our mad Joseph Stalin misunderstood priorities when he asked how many battalions the Pope had.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • O Gertrude, Gertrude, When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Up on the heights, battalions of black pines witnessed the change, themselves unchangeable.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View

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