Example sentences for: drake

How can you use “drake” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • “There was a time when almost every winter experienced very heavy sea ice,” Fraser says, “reaching out into the Drake Passage.”

  • In 1587 a squadron of British ships commanded by Francis Drake attacked the Algarve (now a “legitimate target” as Spanish territory) and sacked Sagres, thus depriving the world of the relics of Henry the Navigator.

  • In 1588, the immensely powerful but badly led Armada set out to invade England, only to be beaten by Drake and a providential storm.

  • Drake’s Seat, thought to mark the spot where Francis Drake sat and watched ships moving to and from San Juan, offers breathtaking views of the northern coastline and Magens Bay, the site of what is probably the best beach on St. Thomas, and one of the most famous in the Caribbean.

  • Before long, pirates heard about the riches brought to Acapulco — the port was visited both by Sir Francis Drake and the British pirate, Thomas Cavendish.

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