Definition of Hors de combat
1. Adjective. (literary) out of action; disabled; no longer able to fight ¹
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Literary usage of Hors de combat
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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"... was killed ; thus putting the six ranking officers of the regiment hors de combat. Ours is a bloody record ; but we trust it is a highly honorable one. ..."
2. The American Quarterly Review by Robert Walsh (1835)
"... it was easy to collect that the whole amount of person• rendered hors-de-combat, must have been very considerable, t Yet there was not amongst us one ..."
3. War Crimes in Bosnia-Hercegovina by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Helsinki Watch, Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S., Ivana Nizich (1993)
"Summary Executions of Civilians and Persons Hors de Combat Helsinki Watch has documented cased in which civilians are being summarily executed as part of an ..."
4. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Official by James Brown Scott (1920)
"The declaration of St. Petersburg says: " It is sufficient to place hors de combat the greatest number of men possible." My honorable colleague ..."
5. A Tale of Two Oceans: A New Story by an Old Californian : an Account of a by Ezekiel I. Barra (1893)
"The young man ducked his head just in time to escape the blow that would have laid him "hors de combat." The failure of the captain to reach young Brain- ..."