Sentence Examples with the word hand to hand

In spite of all their bravery, they succumbed to the Greek phalanx, when once the generalship of a Miltiades or a Pausanias had brought matters to a hand to hand conflict; and it was with justice that the GrecksAeschylus, for instance viewed their battles against the Persian as a contest between spear and bow.

In fact, the collection thus blended was passed from hand to hand without meeting with any opposition.

After a day of desperate hand to hand fightingfor the vessels grappled and the whole matter was settled by boardingthe French fleet was annihilated.