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Definition of "despatches" []

  • Plural form of despatch. (noun)
  • Third person singular simple present of to despatch. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "despatches" in a sentence
  • "On Friday morning, Devereaux, the official courier, bearing despatches from the Governor, arrived over the ice."
  • "In effect he was a pioneer of the R.A.F. Somewhere out over the North Sea, on July 24, 1917, Pa and his crew sank a German U-boat by dropping something lethal out of the cockpit of their flying boat, an achievement that was mentioned in despatches, and eventually garnered a payment from the Admiralty of£3 3s 3d, his share of the prize money."
  • "The purpose of these raids was actually to force the French to divert troops from the interior, thereby relieving the Duke of Wellington of dangerous pressure exerted by the advancing armies of Marshal Jean-André Masséna, Duc de Rivoli, first at the siege of Cuidad Rodrigo (at which another of our relations, General William Borthwick, was wounded and mentioned in despatches) and onwards into Portugal."
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