heavily armed


: carrying many dangerous weapons
a group of heavily armed men

Examples of heavily armed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The arrest followed an infamous incident in 2019, in which authorities briefly detained Guzman Lopez at a home in Culiacán, before word spread and heavily armed gunmen flooded the city. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 16 Sep. 2023 Without any clear orders, local military and security chiefs took the decision not to try to stop the heavily armed Wagner troops, the security officials said. Catherine Belton, Shane Harris and Greg Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 25 July 2023 On Thursday morning, heavily armed Orange County sheriff’s deputies surrounded Snowling’s home in the Camarillo neighborhood of El Capitan Place, not far from Adolfo Camarillo High School. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 Protesters accused the state of carrying out a mass slaughter; authorities claimed heavily armed demonstrators had attacked police. Cnn Staff, CNN, 18 Aug. 2023 There were reports of explosions in the region on Monday. 3:32 Earlier this week, an unknown number of heavily armed soldiers stormed over Ukraine’s north-eastern border with Russia. Tom Soufi Burridge, ABC News, 25 May 2023 Occupations largely stopped during the pandemic and then returned slowly in the face of opposition from Mr. Bolsonaro and farmers who became more heavily armed under his more permissive gun policies. Jack Nicas Maria Magdalena Arréllaga, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2023 Niger’s presidential complex was sealed off Wednesday, with heavily armed members of the Presidential Guard assembling outside the Presidential Palace early that morning. Sarah Dean, CNN, 26 July 2023 Chinese military enthusiasts recently identified two new Type 728-class hovercraft, according to Naval News, indicating that China has begun building its own versions of the heavily armed ship. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 13 July 2023 See More

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“Heavily armed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavily%20armed. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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