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Examples of posse in a Sentence
The sheriff and his posse rode out to look for the bandits.
I went to the game with my posse.
Recent Examples of posse from the Web
Time surrounded by her posse helped her get through the rougher parts of the year, but Hart likes driving alone to Palm Springs to write.
The posses frug across the floor, a star at their center, a considerably less visually rewarding cluster of entourage and security around them.
Harden was fouled on the ensuing posses and was forced to take two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining his team trailing by two.
Cabinet secretaries, aides, and a veritable posse of current (and oddly, former) Trump staffers were also on hand, marching in and out of the city’s swank hotels with their earphoned security details.
Harry and his American posse will be on Honduras’ coast in the tropical port city of La Ceiba, population of 200,000, for the inauguration of Jerry Sabio, the city’s first black mayor.
Indeed, the stable genius on four hooves made it inside the school with some encouragement from his kid posse.
With heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics, honest storytelling, and a whole posse of strings, their brand of Americana is selling out concert halls across the region, nay, the world.
While the posse — hunters get paid $8.10 an hour plus a bounty for each snake — won’t likely dent the infestation, Feeney said the number of snakes so far captured could have consumed about 100,000 small mammals.
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Did You Know?
Posse started out as a technical term in law, part of the term "posse comitatus," which in Medieval Latin meant power or authority of the county. As such, it referred to a group of citizens summoned by a sheriff to preserve the public peace as allowed for by law. "Preserving the public peace" so often meant hunting down a supposed criminal that "posse" eventually came to mean any group organized to make a search or embark on a mission. In even broader use it can refer to any group, period. Sometimes nowadays that group is a gang or a rock band but it can as easily be any group - of politicians, models, architects, tourists, children, or what have you - acting in concert.
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