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Tonight we believe we will have a Labour government for an unprecedented third term which will enable us embed the progressive consensus we have been leading for the last few years and put to flight the Thatcherism which has blighted our communities.
As also appears to have been the case in Iraq, looting only took off once the regime was put to flight.
You were radiant and resplendent, you put to flight my blindness.
Rommel might have pulverised the Scots in 1940s Normandy; but a justified and terrible revenge had been ours when, as in a Bible tale, he was put to flight in the Western Desert.
Twenty-three years earlier, as a young officer in the Royal Spanish Army, Santa Anna had come to San Antonio to put down a rebellion seeking to create an independent republic; the rebels had been put to flight in a matter of hours.
Israel's wholesale terrorism is also displayed in the large numbers killed and put to flight and made refugees.
It is not that I think the world will change overnight, with peace prevailing, evil put to flight and our enemies confounded.