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It reminded me of some crankheads we busted in the twenties when martial law was declared.
James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  the system of rules that takes effect  when a military authority takes control of the normal administration of justice
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Generally there is a declaration of martial law. The declaration could cover a limited geographic area or a whole country.
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  • It reminded me of some crankheads we busted in the twenties when martial law was declared.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Martial law, sit-ins at the UN, parades, rooftop parties, endless Internet chatter, and 24/7 coverage of the Arrival over every medium.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Clogged highways, deserted airports, overrun emergency rooms, governments in lockdown, food and gas shortages, martial law in some places, lawlessness in others.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Though he usually dressed in uniform, he occasionally wore Western suits and he called himself chief executive instead of chief martial law administrator.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • It was like martial law had been declared: The smaller kids couldn’t go anywhere without an escort, the older ones traveled in pairs, and Miss Peregrine had to know where everyone was at all times.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • ") Certain elements of the martial law imposed since my arrival had inconvenienced the household: no longer, for instance, were the housemaids permitted to listen to Ten Ten WINS, the news station, while they worked ("No, no," said Etta the cook, with a warning glance at me, when one of the cleaners tried to turn the radio on) and in the mornings, the Times was taken immediately to Mr. Barbour and not left out for the rest of the family to read.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Georgia was virtually under martial law now.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Pakistan now operated under martial law.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The authorities of the city and state deliberately inflamed the public mind to the point where they could not keep the peace without martial law.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Police in L.A. have practically instituted martial law in the inner city.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running

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  • But for us here acting not as casuists or moralists, it is a case practical, and under martial law practically to be dealt with.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • My own guess is that it’s this business with the pope, even more than the martial law thing.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • In the devastated areas, and in those other areas where normal functions of government cannot be carried out, I hereby declare martial law, to be administered by the Army.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • In March 1960, the government declared a state of emergency and instituted martial law.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • In August of that year a new civil war, one of the many that had been devastating the country for over half a century, threatened to spread, and the government imposed martial law and a six o’clock curfew in the provinces along the Caribbean coast.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Ben Butler, in Virginia, quickly declared slave property contraband of war, and put the fugitives to work; while Fremont, in Missouri, declared the slaves free under martial law.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • The Keats police have been absorbed under the martial law I declared fourteen months ago.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • How could he not have known that staying in New Orleans, a city under something like martial law, would endanger him?
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • After a long childhood with an unbenign father and four years at the Institute, I was looking forward to that day of release when I would no longer be subject to the fixed, irresistible tenets of martial law, that hour when I would be presented with my discharge papers and could walk without cadences for the first time.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Being in the service of the crown, your honor, he is amenable to martial law.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Someone tried to assassinate Korea’s president and he declared martial law.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • I anticipate we will have to call for martial law to protect against any insurgence or riots at week’s end.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Unable to control the protesters any longer, Diem’s soldiers place the entire city of Hue under martial law.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • (Correct me if I’m wrong.) Go in with tommyguns, kill a few men, put the rioters down, place Watts under martial law.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • It was incidents of this sort that compelled the authorities to declare martial law and enforce the regulations deriving from it.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • The black-market came to an end at the very moment when the Presidential Palace was bombed, because speculators were threatened with martial law and execution by firing squad.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • In August 1861 the abolitionist General Fremont, sorely tried by guerrilla warfare in Missouri, declared martial law and proclaimed that all slaves of local owners resisting the United States where freemen.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Martial law has been declared, and everyone is going to get one less butter coupon.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Martial law was in effect in the whole country.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • If martial law stops the riot, the result is a return to the old evil, no change of any significance.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Since martial law had been declared and the guards might, from a certain angle, be regarded as on active service, they were awarded posthumously the military medal.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • I appointed Lieutenant General George Hunneker Army Chief of Staff, and Director of Martial Law in the Zone of the Interior, which means within the forty-nine states.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • In any event, Dr. Juvenal Urbino alerted his colleagues and had the authorities warn the neighboring ports so that they could locate and quarantine the contaminated schooner, and he had to restrain the military commander of the city who wanted to declare martial law and initiate the therapeutic strategy of firing the cannon every quarter hour.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • When that happens, they’ll have to declare martial law.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Martial law enabled the army to assume the functions of arbitrator in the controversy, but no effort at conciliation was made.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Would it be so much we ourselves that would condemn as it would be martial law operating through us?
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • There would be solace in Fanny’s presence, knowing that she and Fanny both had lost husbands in the black days of martial law.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • These officers will act in accordance with their best judgment, under the proclamation of martial law.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • A company under martial law.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Martial law continued with an eye to the necessity of taking emergency measures for the public disaster of the endless downpour, but the troops were confined to quarters.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • They had talked of the wedding, and the legal problems attending martial law, and the Admiral had helped him in framing Order No.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • We don’t have a regular courthouse license, naturally, but I have fixed it up to make it legal under martial law.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Stooping over, he kissed on the fair cheek his fellow-man, a felon in martial law, one who though on the confines of death he felt he could never convert to a dogma; nor for all that did he fear for his future.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Four days had passed since Mike Orear had spilled his guts on CNN, since France had declared martial law, since Monique had returned with the magic elixir firmly in mind, since Thomas Hunter had been killed by a bullet to the forehead.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • 1—TOWN OF FORT REPOSE In accordance with the proclamation of Mrs. Josephine Vanbruuker-Brown, Acting President of the United States, and the declaration of Martial Law, I am assuming command of the Town of Fort Repose and its environs.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • I guess we’re under martial law now," said Silenus when the Colonel was gone.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Without moving her head she said, "Randy, under martial law, can’t you make your own rules?
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
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