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 The mujahedeen waged a guerrilla-style war against Soviet forces for several years, until exhausting the invaders militarily and politically. Ali A. Olomi, The Conversation, 26 Aug. 2021 However, the early stage at which China met with Taliban leaders confirmed the perception, at least in the eyes of America's European allies, that China is ready to capitalize on the void left by the US -- if unlikely to fill it militarily. Luke Mcgee, CNN, 24 Aug. 2021 But how far would Washington be willing to commit militarily if these warnings are ignored or tested? Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Aug. 2021 The Taliban is militarily far superior than its earlier incarnation, which ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001 and was toppled following the U.S.-led invasion. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 And the Taliban was at its strongest militarily, since 2001. Katie Vogel, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2021 And the Taliban was at its strongest militarily since 2001. New York Times, 16 Aug. 2021 And the Taliban was at its strongest militarily since 2001., 16 Aug. 2021 In retaliation, Israel, which is much more militarily advanced, carried out at least 130 strikes on Gaza. Nicholas Rice,, 7 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of militarily

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Militarily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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