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noun as in badge

noun as in ribbon

verb as in quarantine

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Example Sentences

The large group of protesters wanted to get past the cordon and head towards the parade gathering.

She drove toward the house but could not get past the police cordon.

From Time

You are in the jurisdiction of the starostie, and I am grand officer of the crown, and grand cordon of the White Eagle.

I threaded my way through the silent throng of spectators, but was stopped at Fourth Street by a cordon of police.

Turkish authorities poured into the small town to cordon off the sites, with riot police keeping the crowds away.

Cordon off a few key machines and the assembly line cannot function.

A group of people can cordon off your dies and force management to use nightsticks if they want to get at them.

Finally the rioters were driven back, and a cordon of troops assured the safety of the capital.

A double cordon of soldiers were stationed around the walls, to arrest all who should attempt to escape.

Afterward, outside the police cordon thrown around the building, somebody jostled against him, peered under his hat brim.

The men who were not on guard lay under the vehicles so as to form a cordon around the mules.

A cordon of soldiers, placed at a distance from the pyre, kept the inquisitive from drawing too near.


On this page you'll find 133 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cordon, such as: identification, insignia, marker, medallion, pin, and ribbon.

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