Sentence Examples with the word pawn

In September 1791 France annexed Avignon and the Venaissin, thus removing for ever that territorial pawn with whose threatened loss the French monarchs had for centuries disciplined their popes.

I figured I'd open the door and then pawn her off as a companion to someone in the government.

But even in Dublin strange things happened; thus the archiepiscopal crozier was in pawn for eighty years from 1449.

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The idea of the active capitalist having any duties towards his employes never seems to occur to him; the labourer is, in fact, merely an instrument in the hands of the capitalist, a pawn in the game he plays.

The Nam Pawn is a large river, with an average breadth of 100 yds., but is unnavigable owing to its rocky bed.

This, however, was Wellington's policy; and, having permitted Russia to go to war alone in 1828, nothing remained for him but to treat Greece as a pawn in Russia's hands, and to cut down the territory of the Greek kingdom to the narrowest possible limits, as if the restoration to the sultan of an inaccessible mountain-tract, inhabited by the bitterest of his enemies, could permanently add to the strength of the Ottoman empire.

Became a possible pawn in the hands of Charles V., Henry bethought himself of his old claims to suzerainty over Scotland.

Yes, Captain Boomer, if you are quick enough about it, and have a mind to pawn one arm for the sake of the privilege of giving decent burial to the other, why in that case the arm is yours; only let the whale have another chance at you shortly, that's all.