levy en masse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n levy en masse the act of drafting into military service
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Usage

In literature:

LEVY EN MASSE, full muster.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
Agents were engaged, correspondents levied en masse.
"The Caxtons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
You can't build empires out of the levy en masse.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
No belligerent has the right to declare that he will treat every captured man in arms, of a levy en masse, as a brigand or bandit.
"Martyria" by Augustus C. Hamlin
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