militant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj militant showing a fighting disposition "highly competitive sales representative","militant in fighting for better wages for workers","his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"
    • adj militant engaged in war "belligerent (or warring) nations"
    • adj militant disposed to warfare or hard-line policies "militant nations","hawkish congressman","warlike policies"
    • n militant a militant reformer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A Connecticut Toy maker, Herobuilders, sells action figures of President George W. Bush, Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which are all major figures tied to the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks
    • a Militant Engaged in warfare; fighting; combating; serving as a soldier. "At which command the powers militant . . .
      Moved on in silence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • militant Fighting; warring; engaged in warfare; pertaining to warfare or conflict.
    • militant Having a combative character or tendency; warlike.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Militant mil′i-tant fighting: engaged in warfare
    • n Militant soldiery: the army
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Quotations

  • Andre Breton
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    “In the world we live in everything militates in favor of things that have not yet happened, of things that will never happen again.”
  • Marquis De Sade
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    “Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. militans, -antis, p. pr. of militare, to be soldier: cf. F. militant,. See Militate

Usage

In literature:

This militated against the aerial reconnoissance.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
Ho, brave old patriarch in the middle of the church militant!
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Militant Protestantism threatened the civil no less than the ecclesiastical order.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
When he spoke, the militant second thought of the fighting corporation commander chose the words.
"The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush" by Francis Lynde
As a matter of fact, the antagonism of Nature and Society to the militant woman is less prejudice than self-defense.
"The Business of Being a Woman" by Ida M. Tarbell
These elements weaken the militancy of the proletariat.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
This demand militates against the so-called demands of matter, and regulates the present high premium on Mind-healing.
"No and Yes" by Mary Baker Eddy
And his militancy was not merely of action but of the soul, not only of policy or necessity but of spiritual conviction.
"Greenwich Village" by Anna Alice Chapin
No more effective blow could have been aimed at feudalism, which was nothing if not militant.
"A Short History of France" by Mary Platt Parmele
Militant suffragists held daily demonstrations in Washington.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
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In poetry:

But when shoo were liggin' i' t' gutter,
Wi' a milit'rist mob at her throit,
"Hands off her!" I cried, "shoo's my mother:"
An' I doffed my cap an' my coit.
"The New Englishman" by F W Moorman
Far through the cycle of years and of lives that shall come,
There shall speak voices long muffled and dumb,
Out of fear.
And through the noises of trade and the turbulent hum,
Truth shall rise over the militant drum,
Loud and clear.
"The Conquerors" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
When I am gone and you alone are living here still,
You'll think of me when splendid the storm is on the hill,
Trampling and militant here -- what of their village street?--
For the baying of winds in the woods to me was music sweet.
"Death In The Woods" by Thomas MacDonagh

In news:

Omar as dupe or militant.
Militants kill 15 Egyptian security Ernesto Londoño and Joel Greenberg.
The pros pect of peace in Kashmir a flicker of hope that had burned unsteadily for the past two weeks -- appeared to die out completely today when the militant group Hizbul Mujahedeen called off its cease-fire.
French Red Cross official Benjamin Malbrancke, who was kidnapped in Yemen April 21, was released by militants two days ago.
A French Red Cross official abducted by militants in Yemen has been freed, the ICRC says.
A group of students at the University of Casablanca were comparing notes about how they were being courted by militants of an Islamist movement.
Indonesia Arrests 10 Suspected Militants.
It is possible, of course, that had militancy not come to Kashmir, its economy, which grew by about 4.5 percent a year in the 1990's, would have equaled or surpassed the 6.5 percent growth that India's economy achieved.
Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the militant group Laskar-e-Taiba, speaks during a protest rally in Lahore, Pakistan on December 18, 2011.
Offers $10 Million for Militant in Pakistan.
The district, which once had 30,000 people, was a hotbed for "peaceful and militant" opposition.
Nigeria guilty of abuses in pursuing Boko Haram militants.
Nigerian security forces said they captured a senior commander of the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram inside a senator's home.
The Islamist militant group has killed thousands in its rebellion against the Nigerian government.
The United States on Thursday put three alleged leaders of the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram on its list of "foreign terrorists" for the first time.
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In science:

Dezzy är i f örsta hand ett system f ör situationsanalys, dvs ett system som med utg ångspunkt fr ån lagrade data om egen milit ärgeografi och egna ub åtsskyddsresurser kan ge st öd f ör bed ömning av det aktuella hotet genom att underl ätta kvantitativ analys av inkommande underr ättelser.
Beslutst\"odssystemet Dezzy - en \"oversikt
Eftersom situationsanalysen i denna till ämpning i h ög grad m åste baseras p å analys av historiska underr ättelsedata, snarare än p å kunskap om milit ära doktriner eller milit ärtekniska fakta, är systemet f örsett med flexibla delsystem f ör lagring, analys och presentation av s ådana data.
Beslutst\"odssystemet Dezzy - en \"oversikt
Tak t i sk kun skap Genom intervjuer med milit ära ämnesexperter kan en taktisk kunskapsbas byggas upp.
Beslutst\"odssystemet Dezzy - en \"oversikt
Torretti 1999, p. 78. I also stress that it is general, not special, relativity, that militates against action at a distance: Lorentz invariance does not prohibit action at a distance, whether along the light cone or across spacelike intervals; (cf.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
But negatively: my anti-pointil lisme, which militates against the view, provides the best reply to the RDA.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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