Example sentences for: platoon

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

  • After generic introblab, the floor was opened to "the people," a platoon of Brave New World Epsilons who lined up behind a floor microphone and took turns huffing and ranting.

  • In 1917, for example, when New York City introduced a "platoon" system to deal with an influx of pupils, students rebelled--literally.

  • Midwest stoicism being what it is, Dole still seems uncomfortable talking about the wounds that nearly killed him as he lead (sic) a platoon up an Italian hill April 12, 1945.

  • Quoting a military manual leaked to the Jakarta Post , the paper said platoon leaders have been authorized to use live ammunition "in self-defense to cripple rioters who are clearly threatening to kill others [or to] cause heavy material damage."

  • If anything, there are too many--every bright young thing graduating from college these days feels compelled to publish his or her particular social critique, whether readable or not, and there is a small platoon of quasi-subsidized publishing companies (Free Press, Basic Books, Public Affairs Press, etc.) ready to print them.

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