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The cohort on duty was drawn up under arms at the palace gates.

I must,” replied Marcus; “but it will be dreadful for the first cohort which leads.

When Uncle Si and his cohort got through with them they were as billowy as the surface of the ocean.

Nevertheless, he disregarded the "cohort," and paid the money into the treasury.

Certainly, if the butchers of the Schwarzburg are to form my cohort.

Soon he saw an acquaintance, a leader of a cohort, and nodded to him.

These credentials I have collected from a cohort of past admirers and they can be vouched for.

But the ranks of their cohort will be thin when the remnant reacheth the fort.

Helmets and standards and the shields of a cohort of a legion.

I was as deep a sinner as any man in the cohort, and no man can be much worse than that.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "company of soldiers," from Middle French cohorte (14c.) and directly from Latin cohortem (nominative cohors) "enclosure," meaning extended to "infantry company" in Roman army (a tenth part of a legion) through notion of "enclosed group, retinue," from com- "with" (see co-) + root akin to hortus "garden," from PIE *ghr-ti-, from root *gher- "to grasp, enclose" (see yard (n.1)). Sense of "accomplice" is first recorded 1952, American English, from meaning "group united in common cause" (1719).

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