mil·i·tari·ly | \ˌmi-lə-ˈter-ə-lē \

Definition of militarily 

1 : in a military manner

2 : from a military standpoint

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Iran and Saudi Arabia are already at odds militarily in Yemen and Syria and have vied for influence in elections in Lebanon and Iraq. Laurence Norman, WSJ, "U.S. Pullout From Iran Pact Widens Mideast Gulf," 8 May 2018 The Trump administration has said its plan to impose tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese goods is aimed at thwarting Chinese cyberespionage and subsidies that could put the U.S. at a disadvantage both militarily and economically. Jay Greene, WSJ, "Cree Girds for LED Tariffs It Says Will Sting," 4 July 2018 Germany was exhausted both economically and militarily after four years of war. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The First Tank-on-Tank Battle Happened 100 Years Ago," 26 Apr. 2018 At the same time, the foreign minister defended Berlin's decision not to get involved militarily in Syria alongside U.S. and European allies and instead emphasized the country's humanitarian role. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "German foreign minister on Trump: ‘Surprising tweets every day’ make things harder," 17 Apr. 2018 As April Alley demonstrates, the Houthis were the militarily stronger faction in the Houthi-Saleh alliance, and Saleh’s General People’s Council party may not survive the death of its leader. Marc Lynch, Washington Post, "Why it won’t be easy to resolve Yemen’s many wars," 26 Jan. 2018 Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson wanted to establish a space agency to make sure the United States controlled space militarily. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The U.S. Military Has Been in Space From the Beginning," 20 June 2018 That decision ignited still-running debates about whether the United States should intervene militarily in other countries, an argument that would carry the United States through Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East, particularly Iraq. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un: Still fighting the Korean War," 5 June 2018 Russia did not respond militarily to the Friday strike, but American officials noted a sharp spike in Russian online activity around the time it was launched. Peter Baker, New York Times, "Trump Scraps New Sanctions Against Russia, Overruling Advisers," 16 Apr. 2018

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1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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