hostile expedition

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hostile expedition a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
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Usage

In literature:

The expedition to Thasos was attended with a circumstance which first gives token of the coming hostilities between Sparta and Athens.
"A Smaller History of Greece" by William Smith
Don Sancho d'Avila was entrusted with the general care of resisting the hostile expedition.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
The punitive expeditions had awakened an intense hostility among the tribesmen.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
No provocation whatever can justify private expeditions of hostility against a country at peace with the United States.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Sarmiento then conducted a reconnoitering expedition inland, but met with hostility from the natives.
"The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea" by George Collingridge
General Terry was chosen to head the expedition against the hostile Sioux, and Custer was to go as second in command.
"The Mintage" by Elbert Hubbard
The expedition had fallen in with hostile natives a week after starting and had been massacred to a man.
"The White Sister" by F. Marion Crawford
He himself joined an hostile expedition of the Algonquins and Montagnais against the Iroquois.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Bonaparte's expedition to Egypt encouraged Tipu in his hostility, for he expected that a French army would shortly appear in India.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The army would be forced to maintain itself by marauding expeditions among the hostile tribes in the mountains.
"The Two Great Retreats of History" by George Grote
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In news:

Because NASA's NEEMO missions put participants in a hostile, alien environment, they're good analogs for expeditions to asteroids, planets, moons or other space destinations, officials said.
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