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

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Trump offered an implicit defense of what critics have characterized as a chaotic-appearing decision-making process in the White House on how or whether to engage militarily with Tehran. Laura King,, "Trump says he’s open to Iran talks without preconditions," 23 June 2019 One of its great advantages: While other powers engaged militarily within and without, the UK largely remained on the sidelines. David M. Shribman,, "The rise and fall of a superpower," 16 Mar. 2018 But Greenland has also long been of interest to U.S. governments because of its location between the Arctic and the Atlantic oceans, where both China and Russia are increasingly active militarily. Washington Post, "Trump’s reported interest in acquiring Greenland triggers colonialism comparisons and backlash in Europe," 16 Aug. 2019 But Greenland has also long been of interest to past American administrations because of its location between the Arctic and the Atlantic oceans, where both China and Russia are increasingly active militarily. Author: Rick Noack, Claire Parker, Anchorage Daily News, "Greenland to Trump: We are not for sale," 16 Aug. 2019 Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the United States has been the leader of the free world economically, militarily, but also -- as communism and fascism fell by the wayside -- as an idea. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, "The world wonders what's happened to America," 10 Aug. 2019 Aerial bombing had expanded the parameters of the battlefield; techniques had been developed to target civilian architecture, along with theories that made such bombardments seem morally permissible, and militarily desirable. The Economist, "The vandalism of modern warfare," 18 July 2019 If the department found that Hong Kong had lost its autonomy, that could make Hong Kong subject to controls the United States imposes to prevent the shipment of many high-tech, militarily sensitive goods to mainland China. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, "Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Turning to G-20 Leaders for Help," 26 June 2019 An almost complete lack of industry in Pakistan was militarily as serious as the shortage of officers and technicians. Raghvendra Singh, Quartz India, "What Britain gained by partitioning the subcontinent into India and Pakistan," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of militarily

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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