- v. Simple past tense and past participle of militate.
“And therein, while Toddles had grasped the basic truth that his nickname militated against his ambitions, he erred in another direction that was equally fundamental, if not more so.”
“Financier Peter G. Peterson is a private-equity billionaire and former Nixon Secretary of Commerce, who has militated for 30 years against Social Security and related programs, while also promoting reduced taxation for risky financial transactions.”
“Sen. MENENDEZ: Well, I think the reality is, is that the Tea Party, which is totally militated in the Republican Party and has also defeated several of their mainstream candidates, including incumbent U.S. senators, has generated a lot of enthusiasm in their party.”
“But I militated softly, because even before today, I suppose I wanted my daughter at a school with a Hillel House.”
“(Edwards militated for the Iraq War, and his plan for New Orleans does not commit to Category 5 flood protection.)”
“There was no talk about nuclear proliferation and places like Iran that have earlier militated the interaction between the two countries.”
“They have consistently militated and lobbied our Congress and Administration not to revoke the protection Saudi Arabia and OPEC receives from our courts and laws under the doctrine of "Sovereign Immunity.”
“Acutely conscious about what is uniquely an urban phenomenon in India, the otherwise lethargic mandarins were militated enough to step up to the plate and take swift action.”
“In sum, these professionals 'own class interests (yes, I am generalizing) have militated against thinking in concrete terms about actual human suffering -- the devastation of losing a job, or how a factory shipped overseas could destroy a community, or a health catastrophe could engulf a family.”
“Over the years, various homeowners, particularly those with masterpiecegardens, have militated for a culling of the herd.”
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