ground forces

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ground forces a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
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Usage

In literature:

It was being forced upon her, little by little, that the Sans were losing ground.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
General Coote, who was in command of the besieging force, gradually gained ground.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
The West was forced to give ground.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
He threw me on the ground with such force that they thought I was killed.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Attacking forces must disemburrow the defending forces; they must be blasted out of the ground.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
The trail grew hotter and hotter, but night came on swiftly, and Old Rocks was forced to bend low and keep his eyes on the ground.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
Why had General Lee been forced into battle on ground of the enemy's choosing?
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
They failed to maintain their ground by force of arms.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Mr. Samuel Bland claimed exemption on the ground that he disapproved of war and physical force.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 1, 1916" by Various
Why do you try to force yourself on to dangerous ground?
"The Crooked House" by Brandon Fleming
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In poetry:

As upper ground, so great Allies
Doe many cast on theyr desire:
Some uppe are thrust, and forc't to rise,
When those are stopt that would aspire.
"A Paralell Between Bowling And Preferment" by William Strode
In public debate, whosoever arose,
His well-grounded argument firm to oppose,
Though sharp the contention, was forced to declare,
That he was an honorable champion there.
"To The Memory of David Scott" by John Henry Kimble
My father lived at Blenheim then,
Yon little stream hard by,
They burnt his dwelling to the ground
And he was forced to fly;
So with his wife and child he fled,
Nor had he where to rest his head.
"The Battle Of Blenheim" by Robert Southey
"My father lived at Blenheim then,
Yon little stream hard by;
They burnt his dwelling to the ground,
And he was forced to fly;
So with his wife and child he fled,
Nor had he where to rest his head.
"After Blenheim" by Robert Southey
They bear the lash — endure the pain — Forced through frost, hail, snow and rain,
And often-night sleep on the ground,
No freedom till, the grave is found,
We pray Jehovah will hear our cries,
And relieve the sons of Africa.
"Hymn 12" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
Some suck up poison from a sorrow's core,
As naught but nightshade grew upon earth's ground;
Love turned all his to heart's-ease, and the more
Fate tried his bastions, she but forced a door
Leading to sweeter manhood and more sound.
"To H.W.L." by James Russell Lowell

In news:

The Aberdeen Proving Ground salute battery fires Howitzers on the APG Museum grounds as the national anthem plays during the post's Armed Forces Day 2011 opening ceremony.
Rena , a container ship owned by Costamare, has been grounded on a reef in the Bay of Plenty off the Port of Tauranga since Oct 5, which forced the vessel to snap in two and eventually sink.
The US Air Force's most advanced stealth fighter s have been grounded for so long that pilots of the F-22 Raptors are starting to run the risk of being disqualified from flying their assigned planes.
The ground is shifting beneath Google, Intel and Microsoft because of a major force: the rise of mobile devices.
Sandy could force Reid to turn to ground game.
Powerful winds are pounding Britain, grounding flights, closing roads and forcing ferries to stay docked.
West Virginia Trooper Riding To Ground Zero in ' Tour de Force .
To trick or force flowerbulbs, we want to fool them into reacting as if they have already undergone the cooling period that bulbs planted in the ground experience over winter.
Ground crew members work on a US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Kadena Air Base on Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa.
In this Aug 14, 2012 photo, a ground crew member walks towards the tail of a US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker protruding from a hanger at Kadena Air Base on Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa.
Common ground makes duo a force on water.
US forces will provide air lift and ground control assistance to get supplies to the tens of thousands of starving refugees.
The cruise ship grounded off Tuscany shifted again on its rocky perch Friday, forcing the supension of diving search operations for the 21 people still missing and raising concerns about the stability of the ship's resting place.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Air Force Academy officials are evacuating some homes on school grounds as heavy smoke billows from a wildfire north of Colorado Springs.
Man forced vet to the ground at gunpoint.
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In science:

At this stage, it would be desirable to extend the scope of pion and tensor force study from the ground state and single particle states to nuclear excited level spectroscopy with specified J π , which has richer information on wave functions.
Antisymmetrized Molecular Dynamics with Coherent State Pion and Its Application to Excited Spectrum of 12C
On general grounds, the MFV hypothesis forces K → πν ¯ν amplitudes to be proportional to the CKM factor λt .
KL -> pi0 nu nu-bar as a Probe of New Physics
This thin ground plane masked variations in the Casimir force without notably affecting the varying gravitational field of the drive mass.
Constraints on Yukawa-Type Deviations from Newtonian Gravity at 20 Microns
But z > 0 (otherwise we will not have the vertical component of the ground reaction force).
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
For the recycling laser, however, it creates a situation similar to one described earlier, with a strong Sisyphus-like cooling force.[8, 9] This occurs even though the employed atomic transition is not closed so that cooling takes place only as long as the atom cycles between the ground and excited state.
A Single-Photon Server with Just One Atom
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