Skirmishes are small fights that happen between two groups of people. They can happen anywhere, at any time.

  • There have been skirmishes in the city recently, and the police are trying to put a stop to it.

  • The skirmishes between the two groups are getting worse and worse.

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Example Sentences for skirmishes

  • 1

    The Battle of Brownstown was an early skirmish in the War of 1812.

  • 2

    The Battle of Goliad was the second skirmish of the Texas Revolution.

  • 3

    The real battle however precipitated in the evening by an unforeseen skirmish.

  • 4

    The skirmishes in the war continue.

  • 5

    This was the only casualty of the skirmish.

  • 6

    This was the opening skirmish in the Mormon War.

  • 7

    It was the first skirmish of the Army of the North in this theatre.

  • 8

    I'm removed the inclusion of the naval skirmishes.

  • 9

    The skirmishes did escalate to the feared war.

  • 10

    Only seven of the Union soldiers survived the skirmish.