toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

militia

used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
  • their troops were untrained militia
  • The state militias contributed greatly to America's success during the Revolutionary War.
  • Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia
  • She mobilized five times as many millions of her militia and awaited the invasion.
    Jack London  --  The Strength of the Strong
  • A year of service in the militia also gives the elective privilege.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Nobody told them to, nobody led them, nobody gave orders; Finn never had chance to control his half-trained disorderly militia.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Most of them just look like indolent Third World militia the world over.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The Colonel and his brigade of Confederate soldiers and militia formed an impassable battery a seven guns across the road.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • "They've got the militia on their side," he thought.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • A volunteer militia trained in the city square with rifles that had no bullets.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • Fearing a bread riot, city authorities called out the militia.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • A company of militia could not have had the effect upon the wild element of Fairdale that Duane's presence had.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • In Switzerland, every adult male is issued an assault rifle for militia duty and is allowed to keep the gun at home.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Governor Treat will be appointed Colonel of Militia.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Two Pakistani militia approached our dilapidated Land Cruiser, took a cursory glance inside, and waved us on.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • And when soldiers from a rival militia capture these boys, they torture them.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "Telephone the governor, call out the militia," cried Teece.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Gedney, Meade, appearing in full dress uniforms, and their lawyer, retired militia general Mark Isham, sat at a table near the far wall.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The Toyota passed through six militia checkpoints before entering Waziristan proper.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • It seemed possible that it had already been defeated by the Hutu militias and that Bujumbura was even now a graveyard of Tutsis.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®