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Use "brevets" in a sentence
"The Indians sometimes confer "brevets" on distinguished individuals as marks of favor, though they do not, or have not as yet, scattered them in like profusion, as in the army, so that the whole thing has become a farce."
"With abilities unquestioned and opportunities second to none, it was nevertheless observed of him at the close of the four years 'struggle that there, at least, was a man who hadn't even mustering or recruiting service to fall back upon when "brevets" went scattering broadcast over the army, showering like the rain upon the just and the unjust."
"Moreover, brevets would expire at the end of the current emergency and so were not a gateway to the regular commission on which Washington had his heart set."