enemy territory

noun

: an area of land that belongs to or is controlled by the enemy

Examples of enemy territory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once, before a game, Tunney spotted Davis at the far end of the field, in enemy territory, watching the opposing receivers run through drills. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 Today, there’s a different problem: a modern surveillance drone can relay imagery nearly instantaneously to users but miss key developments in enemy territory if it is not positioned directly above the target. David Zikusoka, Foreign Affairs, 2 Feb. 2024 The Cards have not won in enemy territory since Jan. 2, 2022, and are 17-38 in true road games dating back to 2018-19. The Courier-Journal, 3 Jan. 2024 Captain Pardo realized that its two-man crew would be forced to eject over enemy territory and face capture or worse. Trip Gabriel, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2023 Tomahawk missiles are capable of striking targets in enemy territory. Motoko Rich, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2023 An assault battalion and armored units drove wedges into enemy territory and took heavy losses fighting over a strategic road, Rollo said. Alex Horton, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 The red band trailer — which dropped on Wednesday — shows Statham in full action mode as Mr. Clay, kicking and shooting his way through enemy territory alongside a cast, including Josh Hutcherson, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Minnie Driver, Bobby Naderi, Phylicia Rashad and Jeremy Irons. Michael Lee Simpson, Peoplemag, 4 Oct. 2023 Ohio The Bobcats had chances early to grab control against San Diego State, including a drive deep into enemy territory up 6-3 late in the first half. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Enemy territory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enemy%20territory. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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