Examples of armada in a Sentence
an armada of fishing boats
an armada of ships sailing up the coast
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The trailer suggests the episode will be epic in scale with armies and armadas assembling.
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.
After losing a significant portion of her armada to Euron Greyjoy’s (Pilou Asbæk) fleet, it was revealed in Sunday’s episode that the Unsullied victory at Casterly Rock was mostly meaningless.
After losing a significant portion of her armada to Euron Greyjoy's fleet, it was revealed in Sunday's episode that the Unsullied victory at Casterly Rock was mostly meaningless.
Instead, the finale just skipped forward to this epic armada shot.
An armada of orca whales surface to breath near Lim Kiln State Park on San Juan Island.
After all, a single, fast-moving boat in the lake side channel could have sent dozens of people toppling from the decks of the recreational armada anchored there.
Months earlier, as governor of Virginia, Jefferson had abandoned the capital of Richmond, fleeing a 27-ship British armada carrying 1,600 troops up the James River, led by the traitor Benedict Arnold.
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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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