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c.1600, from re- + enforcement.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for re-enforcement

Historical Examples

  • On the 5th, Anderson wrote to Washington that he needed no re-enforcement.

    Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61

    Abner Doubleday

  • "That's a lieutenant in command of the escort," said the commander of the re-enforcement.

  • The Bashaw of Buda was soon to feel the effect of this re-enforcement.

    Captain John Smith

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • After the "re-enforcement" had retired the council was continued.

  • With the coming of this re-enforcement of picked men all danger of war ceased.

    Bring Me His Ears

    Clarence E. Mulford