Examples of armada in a Sentence
an armada of fishing boats
an armada of ships sailing up the coast
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An armada of air and naval forces should support these ground troops, providing an unbroken chain of support that can deliver millions of pounds of supplies, week after week, for as long as necessary.
An armada of survey ships was assembled, and the search for the San Juan, though so far fruitless, continues without pause.
The Ahsanis have denied all charges, with vehemence and an armada of lawyers.
While the idea of a cyberattack causing a collision remain purely speculative, U.S. intelligence officials have warned in recent years that this sort of digital threat could pose a major problem for the Navy's sprawling armada.
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Tales were told for centuries about how the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship of the pirate’s small armada, was lost after running aground in these coastal waters.
The Balbo monument in Burnham Park was given to the community in 1934 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Gen. Italo Balbo leading an armada of Italian planes on a trans-Atlantic flight from Rome to Chicago for the World’s Fair.
Across the line of scrimmage stood Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his armada of gifted receivers.
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A Spanish word that originally meant simply "armed", armada is now used in Spanish-speaking nations as the name of their national navies. In English, the word usually has historical overtones. The Great Armada of 1588 was a 120-ship fleet sent by Philip II of Spain in an attempt to invade Elizabethan England; it was defeated when British forces lit eight ships afire and sent them sailing into the Armada's midst, then blocked the passage to the south so that the remaining ships were forced to sail northward around Britain in order to return home, causing dozens more ships to be wrecked in the stormy northern seas. Today we sometimes use the word humorously for fleets of fishing boats, rowboats, or canoes.
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