a system of excavations used for the protection of troops, esp those (the Trenches) used at the front line in World War I
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How to use trenches in a sentence
Comedians are in the trenches, the ones that get out of the trenches are ones in trouble.
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But it is often in the trenches that the truth is most apparent.
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On display in the showroom were elegant women in long black pants and finely lapelled jackets and trenches.
By bad luck d'Amade was away, up in the front trenches, and I could not well deliver myself to des Coigns.
He insists on my going round the French trenches and sent a capitaine de la Fontaine along with me.
By the time we had passed along the whole of the French second line and part of their front line trenches, I had had about enough.
The shells came from Asia and Achi Baba:—in a fiery shower, they fell upon the lines of our front trenches.
Again visited Headquarters 29th Division, and afterwards walked through the trenches of the 87th Brigade.