the Marines


: the part of a country's military forces that includes soldiers who serve on a ship or are closely associated with a naval force : the U.S. Marine Corps or the British Royal Marines

Examples of the Marines in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her father came to the United States as a teen in 1930 and met her mother while serving in the Marines in China after end of World War II. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 31 May 2024 In Helmand, the Marines and the British pushed for the good governance prescribed by COIN, successfully pressuring Kabul to replace corrupt officials with technocrats. Matthieu Aikins Victor J. Blue Peter Ganim Krish Seenivasan Steven Szczesniak, New York Times, 22 May 2024 The elder Robert Turner joined the Marines at 19 years old, became an electrician, had four kids, and in later years was a deacon at his church. Ashley Milne-Tyte, NPR, 21 May 2024 And unfortunately, all the Marines on board lost their lives. Abc News, ABC News, 20 May 2024 Neither of the Marines had defense attorneys listed in court records Wednesday afternoon. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 29 Feb. 2024 Before joining the Cortez Police Department in 2012, Moran served in the Marines for nine years. Ashlyn Messier, Fox News, 15 May 2024 Many of the Marines are college-age people interested in taking college courses. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2024 His burly frame is covered in tattoos, including a spear and trident on his forearm, marking his stint in the Marines, and a quote from Eugene Debs on his rib cage. Dan Kaufman, The New Yorker, 9 May 2024

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“The Marines.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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