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On the invasion of William, as we have seen, it was in the possession of Edwin, sovereign of Deira.

Napoleon was silent a moment, as if protesting against this invasion of his privacy.

This was at a moment when all England was in arms, in anticipation of an invasion from France.

All those who could bear a musket were gone to meet the invasion.

I rubbed my sleepy eyes, and could not quite understand the meaning of this invasion.

In another moment she had disappeared, but the invasion was successful.

The most tempting avenue of invasion was the valley of the Adige River.

He had dared to hope he might avert an invasion by this inhuman horde.

That may put a crimp in their plans, check the invasion up above.

And so the first Austrian invasion of Serbia came to its disastrous end.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Old French invasion "invasion, attack, assaut" (12c.), from Late Latin invasionem (nominative invasio) "an attack, invasion," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin invadere "go into, fall upon, attack, invade," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + vadere "go, walk" (see vamoose).

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