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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of militarise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. issued military arms


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  • But, again, he cautions that "symbolically in Britain people have never been comfortable with the idea of militarised force on the streets" and no UK prime minister would want to be remembered as the one who broke this decades-long tradition.

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  • I'd be interested to hear your opinions about the fatwah by Ken Livingstone's bosom chum, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, in which he declares that Israeli civilians, including pregnant women and children are fair targets for suicide terror because Israeli women are "militarised" and their babies will grow up to be soldiers.

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  • I had been "militarised" for no more than four days.

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  • It also argues that much of US and British aid has been "militarised", serving security interests rather than those of ordinary people.

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  • The agencies called on the 70 countries taking part in Thursday's conference to rethink the "militarised" approach to aid and move towards a long-term strategy based on meeting the real needs of Afghans.


  • Writing for Middle East Live he says: The opposition's mistake has been to resort to arms – to become militarised – largely in the form of the Free Syrian Army, a motley force of defectors from the armed services, as well as free-lance fighters and hard-line Islamists.

    Syria: live from the frontline in Homs

  • They have to understand that this outrageous practice is endemic in the male hegemony of a militarised environment – it's part of locker-room bravado and the high levels of testosterone in fighting armies.

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  • His belligerent wee peninsula state may be the most militarised nation in the world, but Scotland must surely be one of the most legislated.

    Alex Salmond shows the negligent side of nationalism | Kevin McKenna

  • Japan in 1945 was a highly militarised society with little distinction drawn between civilian and military spheres.

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  • The truth is that the occupation has become self-sustaining, both for the Israeli army which is implementing the policy, and for a partly militarised society and its politicians, who cannot persuade themselves to bring the occupation to an end.

    A Palestinian state is a moral right | Observer editorial


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