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standing army

noun as in regular army

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Despite the Founders’ concerns about the tyrannical potential of a standing army, the danger of invasion by foreign armies meant professional soldiers were necessary to defend the country.

We will come in numbers that no standing army or police agency can match.

Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.

From such evils, it was said, no country could be secure which was cursed with a standing army.

But before the Revolution our ancestors had known a standing army only as an instrument of lawless power.

The parliamentary conflict on the great question of a standing army was preceded by a literary conflict.

He declared therefore that he abhorred the thought of a standing army.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to standing army, such as: active forces, career soldiers, permanent army, professional army, professional soldiers, and regulars.

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