At length not a combatant was to be seen, but the ground was strewn with the dead and dying.
To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting.
Against pistols and poniards he would scarce count as a combatant.
Numenius was the last Platonist, as Posidonius was the last Stoic combatant.
He was not the only one of his department who served as a combatant ...