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martial
used in War and Peace

10 uses
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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
  • 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.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (78% in)
  • Clean and fresh as if you'd been to a fete, not like us sinners of the line," cried Rostov, with martial swagger and with baritone notes in his voice, new to Boris, pointing to his own mud-bespattered breeches.
    Book Three — 1805 (41% in)
  • The adjutant told them that the affair was likely to take a very bad turn: that a court-martial had been appointed, and that in view of the severity with which marauding and insubordination were now regarded, degradation to the ranks would be the best that could be hoped for.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (77% in)
  • It was that first period of a campaign when troops are still in full trim, almost like that of peacetime maneuvers, but with a shade of martial swagger in their clothes, and a touch of the gaiety and spirit of enterprise which always accompany the opening of a campaign.
    Book Nine — 1812 (14% in)
  • Another general stood in a martial pose, crossing himself by shaking his hand in front of his chest while looking about him.
    Book Ten — 1812 (59% in)
  • Boris was elegantly dressed, with a slightly martial touch appropriate to a campaign.
    Book Ten — 1812 (60% in)
  • One in particular declared with martial heat that they were put there to be slaughtered.
    Book Ten — 1812 (63% in)
  • All right, you can tell all about it at the court-martial.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (99% in)
  • Pierre saw a Frenchman beat a Russian soldier cruelly for straying too far from the road, and heard his friend the captain reprimand and threaten to court-martial a noncommissioned officer on account of the escape of the Russian.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (75% in)
  • While Denisov was talking to the esaul, Petya—abashed by Denisov's cold tone and supposing that it was due to the condition of his trousers—furtively tried to pull them down under his greatcoat so that no one should notice it, while maintaining as martial an air as possible.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (21% in)

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