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 After graduating high school, Vance joined the Marines as a combat correspondent (a military journalist). Therese Boudreaux | The Center Square, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 16 July 2024 Vance enlisted in the Marines, served in Iraq, graduated from The Ohio State University on the G.I. bill, and got a Yale Law degree. Axios, 16 July 2024 Vance, who went on from the Marines to Ohio State and Yale Law School, was once fiercely critical of Trump, calling him a charlatan and worse during his successful 2016 presidential run. Dave Goldiner, New York Daily News, 15 July 2024 The Erie, Pennsylvania, native met Bon Jovi's father, John Bongiovi Sr., in the Marines, and the couple was married for 63 years. Taijuan Moorman, USA TODAY, 10 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for the Marines 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'the Marines.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near the Marines

Cite this Entry

“The Marines.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!