militarily

adverb

mil·​i·​tari·​ly ˌmi-lə-ˈter-ə-lē How to pronounce militarily (audio)
1
: in a military manner
2
: from a military standpoint

Examples of militarily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The remaining 10 percent would go to reconstruction and nonlethal purchases, to satisfy countries like Ireland, Austria, Cyprus and Malta, which are militarily neutral. Steven Erlanger, New York Times, 14 May 2024 President Joe Biden is grappling with a pledge to support Israel militarily and concerns U.S. bombs could be used in an invasion of Rafah. USA TODAY, 8 May 2024 Getting American lawmakers to approve a deal that commits the U.S. to protecting Saudi Arabia militarily would be a daunting prospect for the White House, especially if Israel opts not to join it. Bloomberg News, Orange County Register, 2 May 2024 Satterfield’s comments came after months of requests from President Biden—who has been supporting the Israeli government militarily and diplomatically—for Israel to allow additional aid into the territory. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 2 May 2024 But this assumption that small states always act rationally and pursue the greater good is belied by the fact that more small states have failed than succeeded in building themselves economically and militarily. Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Affairs, 23 Apr. 2024 Soleimani was a talismanic, quasi-spiritual figure both politically and militarily in Iran. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 2 Apr. 2024 After years of efforts to pivot away from the region, the logic goes, Washington will now be forced to be actively engaged—militarily and diplomatically—on an ongoing basis. Steven Simon, Foreign Affairs, 9 Apr. 2024 But even if Ukraine does not achieve total victory on the battlefield, it could nevertheless be integrated militarily and politically with the West. Max Bergmann, Foreign Affairs, 6 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of militarily was in 1660

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“Militarily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/militarily. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

militarily

adverb
mil·​i·​tari·​ly ˌmil-ə-ˈter-ə-lē How to pronounce militarily (audio)
1
: in a military manner
2
: from a military standpoint
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