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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To avoid outright conflict, the U.S. needs to persuade Chinese officials that taking on the U.S. militarily is a fool’s errand—a calculation that depends in some measure on our international support. Richard N. Haass, WSJ, "The Crisis in U.S.-China Relations," 19 Oct. 2018 Russia has since been supporting them financially and militarily., "NATO says it is united at end of raucous, divisive summit," 12 July 2018 Jesus of Nazareth was an impoverished, first-century, peasant-artisan Jew who was a member of a politically, militarily, and economically oppressed minority. David B. Gowler, Fortune, "Commentary: Let’s Be Honest: Paul Ryan Would Fire Jesus as House Chaplain," 1 May 2018 The Thucydides trap | China will become the dominant economic power in Asia in the near term but will not displace the U.S. militarily, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said in an exclusive interview., "One Small Step Across the Border Between Two Koreas," 27 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of militarily

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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