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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPLOYED

But the troops were now deployed and able to bring their numbers to bear.

Accordingly he at once deployed his division and advanced by counter-march against them.

Kilpatrick deployed skirmishers and advanced in column of squadrons.

The Sixth deployed along the fence and the Spencers began to bark.

I deployed the six millions before him, and he took the salute.

Your squadron is to be deployed as scouts under my overall command.

On the 26th the whole of the Sixth German Army was deployed against us.

At first she had deployed all the instinctive arts of her challenged coquetry.

Some were deployed as skirmishers, at the head of the column.

He deployed amongst some buckets which were outside the shop.

WORD ORIGIN

1786 as a military word, from French déployer "unroll, unfold," from Old French desploiier "unfold," from Latin displicare "unfold, scatter," from dis- (see dis-) + plicare "to fold" see ply (v.1)). "In its AFr. form regularly adopted in ME as desplay" [OED]. Related: Deployed; deploying.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.