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militant

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Definition using extreme or violent methods used to achieve a political goal; or someone who uses such methods
  • The Taliban militant said he was fighting for his religion and way of life.
militant = someone who uses extreme or violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • The country is cracking down on militant farmers who are blocking city traffic until government funded crop insurance is instituted.
  • militant = using extreme or violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • Around the same time, a group of militants was taking over the city's stock exchange.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • militants = people who use extreme or violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • The government had agreed to impose sharia law throughout Swat and in return the militants would stop fighting.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • No self-respecting espionage agent would willingly admit he was disloyal. Yet the very idea of the oath itself—appearing at the end of that first chaotic year—became the final goad that prodded many once-loyal citizens to turn militantly anti-American.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • militantly = in a manner that uses extreme or violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • To us that referred to how the authorities in Pakistan had initially used the militants and now were in a mess of their own making.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • "What we need to know is who imposed these militants on us," he wrote.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • He was said to be spying on a militant group called Lashkar-e-Taiba based in Lahore that had helped our people a lot during the earthquake and floods.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militant = using violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • In some ways the army did not seem very different from the militants.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • As the militants arrived with their RPGs and guns, the police abandoned their posts, saying the Taliban had "superior weapons," and people fled.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • Rather than trying to extinguish the fires of militancy, he only added fuel to the flames.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militancy = the use of violent actions to achieve a political goal
  • In our case it happened to be a white-bearded militant called Sufi Mohammad.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militant = person who uses violence to achieve a political goal
  • The militants did not give up easily.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • The militants fled to the forests and by early December the army said they had cleared most areas.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • "We will defeat the forces of extremism and militancy with the power of the people," she declared to loud cheers.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militancy = use of violent actions to achieve a political goal
  • All across northwestern Pakistan different militant groups had emerged led by people from various tribal groups.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militant = using violence to achieve a political goal
  • I had gone to bed when just before midnight the militants struck.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • Their militants kidnapped policemen and ransacked government buildings.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • But by the middle of 2007 the situation was so bad that people began to worry the militants could take over the capital.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal
  • The militants had RPGs and petrol bombs made from Sprite bottles.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
militants = people who use violent methods to achieve a political goal

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