Usage examples for phalanx

  1. When once his beloved shared the purple with him, he could raise her brother to the command of this chosen phalanx – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Vehicles of all kinds, drawn by oxen, mules, and horses, made a solid phalanx around the freight piles, among them the wagons of Aull and Company, general outfitters for all kinds of overland journeys. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  3. Her troops must not be permitted to fall into confusion, and to use as arms the rude, unsightly bludgeons of an untaught and undisciplined mob, when the enemy, glittering in harness, and furnished with weapons keen of temper and sharp of edge, is bearing down upon them in compact phalanx – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller