mil·​i·​tari·​ly | \ ˌmi-lə-ˈter-ə-lē How to pronounce militarily (audio) \

Definition of militarily

1 : in a military manner
2 : from a military standpoint

Examples of militarily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Azerbaijan, many blame Armenian intransigence under Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who took power after a revolution in 2018, for pushing Mr. Aliyev to seek to resolve the conflict militarily. Anton Troianovski, New York Times, "For Nagorno-Karabakh’s Dueling Sides, Living Together Is ‘Impossible’," 13 Oct. 2020 But as the world's main superpower militarily, economically and culturally, no other leader's health has the same impact on global affairs as the American president's. Saphora Smith, NBC News, "Trump Covid diagnosis puts America's friends and foes on alert," 5 Oct. 2020 Turkey and Russia won’t get involved militarily but have a key role to play in reining in the fighting, said Elena Suponina, an expert on Russo-Turkish ties based in Moscow. Zulfugar Agayev,, "Azeri-Armenian Battle Rages as Putin, Erdogan Split on Truce," 28 Sep. 2020 Iceabreakers like Arktika could also allow Russia to militarily dominate the Northern Sea Route, smashing a route for Russian warships and transports full of Russian Marines. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Is a Step Toward Military Domination," 24 Sep. 2020 Both nations have militarily supported rival sides, raising concerns in recent weeks that two U.S. allies could end up fighting each other in Libya. Washington Post, "Libya’s warring sides again declare a cease-fire. Will it last this time?," 21 Aug. 2020 Fear of nuclear war swept the globe in October, 1962, when the U.S. and Soviet Union faced off militarily off the coast of Cuba over what became known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Stressed out by the coronavirus pandemic? Consider other high-anxiety times in our past," 21 Sep. 2020 Some countries that had been wary of challenging China militarily are opting to work with the U.S. now, the official said, citing increasing participation by other countries, including Australia, in freedom-of-navigation operations. Gordon Lubold, WSJ, "U.S. Military Is Offered New Bases in the Pacific," 8 Sep. 2020 Lukashenko then said that Moscow promised military aid, but that was later clarified by the Kremlin to apply to only an external threat, as outlined in a 1999 agreement that binds Belarus and Russia politically and militarily. Isabelle Khurshudyan, Washington Post, "Russia’s Putin ready to send forces to Belarus if unrest ‘gets out of control’," 27 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of militarily

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Oct 2020

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“Militarily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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