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  • declared martial law
  • studies the martial arts
  • she faces court martial
  • He had a martial bearing and the kind of a face on which emotion rarely showed, a calm, almost regal quality.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels

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  • "They give me a choice, transfer or court-martial," he said.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • And before a court less arbitrary and more merciful than a martial one,
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • This person on his trial by court-martial expressed, with an oath, the wish that he might ’never hear of the United States again.’
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • The authority which remanded you specified a field court-martial — why it so chose, this Court will not speculate.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Against the Serric steel of a Martial blade, the knife will only shatter.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Because his dad was obsessed with martial arts, not because his mom was Korean.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park

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  • It probably means a court-martial and the rest of your life peeling potatoes, but at least you’ll be alive.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • More serious by far were the 200-series shots: fighting; extortion, blackmail, protection rackets; wearing a disguise; engaging in or encouraging a group demonstration; work stoppage; bribery; stealing; demonstrating, practicing, or using martial arts, boxing, wrestling, or other forms of physical encounters, military exercises or drills; and the best-known of all shots, the 205—engaging in sexual acts.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • She simply took me to a martial arts studio and prepaid in cash for five years’ worth of training.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • And yeah, there was the past twelve years of martial arts training high in the Himalayas.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • "Well . tonight it’s a quick bout of advanced martial arts, then a helicopter is flying me to Monte Carlo for supper.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I said, "Oh good, I didn’t realize I’d be able to try out my new martial arts skills so soon.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • A regular court-martial.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • She was on the Municipal Children’s Martial Arts Team.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The inmates here had been convicted at court-martial of violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The boys like plays, news bulletins, martial anthems.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I’m no martial arts expert.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The martial image is apt in another way because soon after I begin making my more aggressive forays there in the semi-dark, fingering the arch of her thigh or trying to get my paw tucked in between her clamped knees, she yanks that flailing tongue out of my mouth and mutters things like: "Whoa there, Colonel Mosby!"
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Coach Hedge was different—mostly good different, though he did have an unhealthy obsession with martial arts and baseball bats.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I practice a martial art called Aikido.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But what does a court-martial a hundred miles behind the front-line know about it?
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I’ll have you before a capital court martial.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Billy told me I’d need to take martial-arts classes as soon as possible.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • He read obsessively, practiced yoga, became expert at the martial arts.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He is obsessed with martial arts.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • She looked as if she were on her way to a martial arts class.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Parades were so martial.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Then the martial strains of "Anchors Aweigh" blared out, followed by "High Hopes," sung by Frank Sinatra.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The twins recognized the room immediately: it was a dojo, a martial arts school.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • It was wonderful what martial ardour was awakened by the possession of a vessel armed with two real guns.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • By careful early conditioning, by games and cold water, by the rubbish that was dinned into them at school and in the Spies and the Youth League, by lectures, parades, songs, slogans, and martial music, the natural feeling had been driven out of them.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour, With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Her baby mouth tried to set in martial lines but failed.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The black horses of the Musketeers, their martial carriage, with the regimental step of these noble companions of the soldier, would have betrayed the most strict incognito.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • These skills included cordon bleu cooking, marksmanship, a customized blend of martial arts, emergency medicine and information technology.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The daggers pinned the men to a wooden cart by their shirtsleeves: a feat of martial skill Hatter hoped would show that he could kill all three of them if he so desired.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Denisov spoke contemptuously of the whole matter, but Rostov knew him too well not to detect that (while hiding it from others) at heart he feared a court-martial and was worried over the affair, which was evidently taking a bad turn.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The brave soldier had already numbered, nearly or quite, his three-score years and ten, and was pursuing the remainder of his earthly march, burdened with infirmities which even the martial music of his own spirit-stirring recollections could do little towards lightening.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • This wine-shop keeper was a bull-necked, martial-looking man of thirty, and he should have been of a hot temperament, for, although it was a bitter day, he wore no coat, but carried one slung over his shoulder.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • And if I dog refuse it (as ail good reasons of captaincy and martial policy urge me to do) you will think, and teach others tan think, I was afraid.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • Drums and fifes were discoursing martial music.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • A certain light-haired girl had made vivacious fun at his martial spirit, but there was another and darker girl whom he had gazed at steadfastly, and he thought she grew demure and sad at sight of his blue and brass.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • This martial panoply belonged to the true prince—a recent present from Madam Parr the Queen.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • It is not a martial song, or a victory song, the way many national anthems are.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • So Lambesis made a kung fu parody ad in which the Airwalk hero fights off martial arts villains with his skateboard.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Not only are you saving my hands from permanent injury, you also just spared me two long hours of a plot-less, badly dubbed martial arts film.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
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