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military strength

Definitions

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

  • n. capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war

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Examples

  • Instead of cutting paths through the forest, and exhibiting his military strength in an orderly and proper way as the Admiral intended he should, he marches forth from St. Thomas, on hearing that Columbus has sailed away, and encamps no further off than the Vega Real, that pleasant place of green valleys and groves and murmuring rivers.

    Christopher Columbus

  • The ensuing struggle was the Seven Years War, which exposed the weak points of the schemes of Kaunitz and especially the decline in the military strength of France before their excellences could be turned to use.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • One of the first major applications of new shipbuilding technologies to the Klingon fleet after the K’t’inga-class of the late twenty-third century, the Vor’cha-class carries with it the responsibility of continuing to demonstrate Klingon military strength and readiness.

    STARSHIP SPOTTER

  • Their intention was for the creation of a "decent Germany," that national entity whose elusive quality has for so long been the despair of European politicians, and being Germans, they naturally held military strength and constitutional order to be corollaries of "decency."

    Barbarossa

  • There was to be no declaration of war, and the aim of the operation was "to destroy Polish military strength and to create a situation in the East which satisles the requirements of defence."

    Graf Spee

  • But his military strength was superior to any actual resistance: the malecontents flocked to the standard of rebellion; the poor were excited by the hopes, and the rich were intimidated by the fear, of

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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