Medal in a sentence

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Definition of Medal

  • A piece of metal in the form of a coin, struck with a device, and intended to preserve the remembrance of a notable event or an illustrious person, or to serve as a reward.
  • To honor or reward with a medal.
  • an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

How to use medal in a sentence. Medal pronunciation.

While there he showed me a very large gold medal he had received from the British government for saving a ship's company at sea.
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The Prince of Eckmuhl addressed to the new Duke of Montebello the condolences of the army, and the prince arch-chancellor deposited on the bier the medal destined to perpetuate the memory of these funeral honors of the warrior to whom they were paid, and of the services which so well merited them.
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Graham was recommended for a medal of honor.
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J. R. F. Landis, 1st Cavalry, medal of honor.
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Corporal Matthew Doyle, 13th Infantry, medal of honor.
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Green, Company H, 13th Infantry, medal of honor.
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John Graham, 10th Cavalry, medal of honor.
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Whereupon, I whispered him in the ear, that he should rise, under pretence of putting us out of the room, and after a jesting manner pull my nightgown from my shoulders-we were of much about the same height- throw it over his own, and there keep it till he had performed what I had appointed him to do, which was, that when we were all gone out of the chamber, he should withdraw to make water, should three times repeat such and such words, and as often do such and such actions; that at every of the three times, he should tie the ribbon I put into his hand about his middle, and be sure to place the medal that was fastened to it, the figures in such a posture, exactly upon his reins, which being done, and having the last of the three times so well girt and fast tied the ribbon that it could neither untie nor slip from its place, let him confidently return to his business, and withal not forget to spread my gown upon the bed, so that it might be sure to cover them both.
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THAT uses the individual for its own ends, trampling upon him if he thwarts it, rewarding him with medals, pensions, honours, when he serves it faithfully; THIS, strong only in his independence, threads his way through the state, for convenience' sake, paying in money or service for certain benefits, but with no sense of obligation; and, indifferent to the rewards, asks only to be left alone.
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He was a florid man, with sandy hair and a large sandy moustache; from the middle of his watch-chain hung a bunch of football medals.
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The empress, then (in 1787) upon the throne, sent the author a medal, which he received with respect, as a mark of esteem for his talents, and with gratitude, as a proof of the approbation given to his principles.
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Captain Blanchard has the military medal, and he is almost as modest about it as you are about your decoration.
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The attendants are helping the soldiers keep order among the crowd in the courtyard-the gentlemen-in-waiting are receiving deputations with wedding presents- the women are distributing medals bearing the image of the bride.
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So entirely have the mere facts of Pagan history been disinterred, ransacked, sifted, that except by means of some chance medal that may be unearthed in the illiterate East (as of late towards Bokhara), or by means of some mysterious inscription, such as those which still mock the learned traveller in Persia, northwards near Hamadan (Ecbatana), and southwards at Persepolis, or those which distract him amongst the shadowy ruins of Yucatan (Uxmal, suppose, and Palenque),-once for all, barring these pure godsends, it is hardly 'in the dice' that any downright novelty of fact should remain in reversion for this nineteenth century.
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Whether the medal was really given, or only voted, is a fact that we have no means of ascertaining.
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Cheaply, at best, was our debt to Marion satisfied, with a gold medal, or the vote of one, while Greene received ten thousand guineas and a plantation.
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Well, ring for Adams, and-you think he wouldn't care for the medal?
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The Major wore his medals.
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Then they embraced again and backed away, waving each other good-by. Thorwaldsen had more medals, degrees and knighthoods than Sir Walter ever saw, but he would allow no prefix to his name.
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Thorwaldsen left his medals, decorations, pictures, books and thousands of drawings and sketches to this Museum-the sole property of the municipality.
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Examples of Medal

Example #1
One night at sea, when it was the captain's "mid-watch,"-the watch from twelve, midnight, till four o'clock in the morning-just before turning in, he gave the officer of the watch the ship's course; the direction in which she was to be steered.
Example #2
CHANGING THE COURSE ONE POINT.
Example #3
Then all the crowd passed away, and there remained in the church only a few old servants of the marshal, who honored his memory as much and even more by the tears which they shed in silence than did all this public mourning and imposing ceremony.
Example #4
His Majesty's chaplain delivered the body to the arch-priest.
Example #5
Privates Smith and Taylor did as good service, were as willing, as obedient, as prompt, and as energetic in the discharge of their duties as any commanding officer could wish to have.
Example #6
They remained with the battery until the end of the fighting on the 17th, and were in every respect the peers of any soldier in the detachment.