- Panting up the muddy slopes opposite, they sabred the gunners, enveloped the Russian squares, and the three allied sovereigns themselves had to beat a hasty retreat to avoid capture. - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.
- Whoever stands up for the law, sabred and shot: at Marseilles, Charles Sauvan exclaims, " Long live the Republic!" - "Napoleon the Little", Victor Hugo.
- I shall desire you not to be shot or sabred. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.