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synonyms for armed forces

  • military
  • troops
  • armament
  • armed services
  • defense forces
  • fighting machine
  • military service
  • service
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How to use armed forces in a sentence

He is perplexed and hindered by the lack of soldiers, but is doing his best with his small forces.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
All our people were well mounted, and armed with rifles, pistols, and bowie-knives.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
To this, it is greatly to be feared, the fiery Southerns will not submit without an armed struggle.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Nearly half the regiment ran to secure their picketed horses, armed themselves in hot haste, and galloped to the gaol.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He carried this war of extermination up to Ilocos, where, little by little, his forces deserted him.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
General Monet operated in the north against the rebels with Spanish and native auxiliary forces.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
For the first time in his experience the Corsican had to meet the forces of a nation and not of a government.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But the sheer quantity of the inflated currency and false money forces prices higher still.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The village was held by about 400 armed natives, who had killed one native and two European soldiers on the way.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Thus the whole State became one vast armed camp, nearly forty thousand men on a side, arrayed against each other.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ARMED FORCES

  • armed forces
  • army
  • battalion
  • body
  • cell
  • corps
  • crew
  • detachment
  • division
  • guard
  • horses
  • host
  • legion
  • patrol
  • regiment
  • reserves
  • shop
  • soldiers
  • squad
  • squadron
  • troop
  • unit
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