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Definition relating to war or soldiers
most commonly seen in these expressions:
  • "court martial" — a military court that tries military personnel using military law (which is different than civilian law)
  • "martial law" — the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs which can be declared to replace ordinary civilian law in a time of crisis
  • declared martial law
martial = relating to war or soldiers
most commonly seen in these expressions:
  • "court martial" — a military court that tries military personnel using military law (which is different than civilian law)
  • "martial law" — the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs which can be declared to replace ordinary civilian law in a time of crisis
  • studies the martial arts
  • she faces court martial
  • 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
  • martial = related to soldiers
  • 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
  • martial = relating to war or soldiers
    most commonly seen in these expressions:
    • "court martial" — a military court that tries military personnel using military law (which is different than civilian law)
    • "martial law" — the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs which can be declared to replace ordinary civilian law in a time of crisis
  • And before a court less arbitrary and more merciful than a martial one,
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • martial = military
  • "They give me a choice, transfer or court-martial," he said.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • martial = military
  • 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
  • martial = military
  • The authority which remanded you specified a field court-martial — why it so chose, this Court will not speculate.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • martial = relating to war or soldiers
    most commonly seen in these expressions:
    • "court martial" — a military court that tries military personnel using military law (which is different than civilian law)
    • "martial law" — the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs which can be declared to replace ordinary civilian law in a time of crisis
  • 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
  • Then the martial strains of "Anchors Aweigh" blared out, followed by "High Hopes," sung by Frank Sinatra.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • On each national holiday that had any martial flavor whatever he dressed in his captain's uniform and came down town.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • 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
  • The refugees crowded round her; and through the whole affair, to the very disastrous last, she showed an extraordinary martial ardour.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • We ended up across the state line in a city where there'd been a big UFC mixed-martial-arts fight earlier that evening.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Get 'em!" as he watched his favorite martial arts movies.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • 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
  • The martial ambitions of the inspector general were undampened,however.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • 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
  • He remained motionless and let her pass on the sidewalk, her heels clicking martially on the pavement.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity

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