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A Pyrrhic Victory
Music: Edward German
The ancient Greek King knew victory had cost his army more than it could afford to lose.

AFTER they had fought till sunset, both armies were unwillingly separated by the night, Pyrrhus being wounded by a javelin in the arm, and his baggage plundered by the Samnites; in all there died of Pyrrhus’s men and the Romans above fifteen thousand.

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Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Loose. Loosen. Lose.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Part. Gain. Arm.

Use together in one sentence: Commander. Make. Courage.

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‘Stand out of my Sunshine!’
Music: George Frideric Handel
Alexander the Great dropped a hint to his sycophantic entourage.

THE Greeks assembled at the Isthmus of Corinth, and voted to march against Persia with Alexander as their general. Dozens of statesmen and philosophers came to him to offer their congratulations, and Alexander hoped that Diogenes of Sinope, who was on holiday in Corinth, would do the same.

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Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Will. Would.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: March. Move. Step.

Use together in one sentence: Set store by. Move. Lofty.

More games: Précis. Sevens. Jigsaw. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

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