Phrases with "military"

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was well preserved and his little imperial and short grey moustache were trimmed with military precision, yet his hair was almost white, and his age could scarcely be less than sixty. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

One was appropriated to the Inca, and was garnished with the sumptuous decorations befitting a royal residence, rather than a military post. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Edward Bellamy The people were already accustomed to the idea that the obligation of every citizen, not physically disabled, to contribute his military services to the defense of the nation was equal and absolute. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

E. Phillips Oppenheim His eyebrows are closely knit, and the old air of military command has suddenly returned. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

E. Phillips Oppenheim This is from no lack of courtesy, Major Fawley. It is a matter of military necessity which I am amazed that you should not already have realised and respected. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

On the Kirotchnaya we turned into an immense courtyard surrounded by military buildings, and mounted a dark stairway to a low room lit by one window. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Leon Trotsky After the Germans came out for unrestricted submarine warfare, mountains of military supplies blocked the railways and filled all the eastern stations and ports. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Meredith Two Austrian officers, followed by military servants, rode side by side. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Above all, we were both passionately desirous of military glory, and we both hated the French. Gustav von Lichtenstein, however, was in many respects, both physically and mentally, my superior. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

Rudyard Kipling He isn’t rudely ordered out, because this ain’t a military despotism, and we have to consider people’s feelings. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Charles Dickens The suite of rooms on the ground-floor were lighted up, and a military band was playing in the hall. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Ralph Waldo Emerson On coming on board the Bellerophon, a file of English soldiers drawn up on deck, gave him a military salute. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

There is an amazing quantity of it used in the churches, and in military uniforms. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Rudyard Kipling The Zigler is a great gun — the greatest ever — but life’s too short, an’ too interestin’, to squander on pushing her in military society. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Ford Madox Ford There are madmen whose momentarily subconscious selves will respond to a military command as if it were magic. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Benjamin Disraeli Like his class, the Count of Ferroll had received a military education; but when that education was completed, he found but a feeble prospect of his acquirements being called into action. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

He took no notice of them; and they retained an attitude of military stupidity, their eyes upon him. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Olaf Stapledon The soldiers were further appeased by a state-subsidy for maternity, a tax on bachelors, and regular broadcasting of military propaganda. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

G. K. Chesterton It was this strange social situation which rendered the campaign a contradiction to so many sound military maxims. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

The campaigns of Belisarius and Narses are related with a clearness and vigour that make us feel that Gibbon’s merits as a military historian have not been quite sufficiently recognised. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Anthony Trollope M. Bonchamps, who is now at Angers, will join us at once, and give us what we so much wantmilitary skill. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

The atomic bomb may complete the process by robbing the exploited classes and peoples of all power to revolt, and at the same time putting the possessors of the bomb on a basis of military equality. Collected Essays by George Orwell

The youth in military shouts arise, And the loud trumpets break the yielding skies. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

A military commission will exercise jurisdiction instead of, and in place of, the courts. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Theodore Dreiser But here,” he added, all at once, with a real, if summoned, military force, “I won’t bother you. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

A military school was to be inspectedbefore breakfast. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Virginia Woolf The military sound of the word is enough. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

E. Phillips Oppenheim But for some slight indications of military training, he would have passed anywhere as a highly respectable retired tradesman. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

William Makepeace Thackeray He had long quitted the army, but still wore his military beard, which gave to his fair pink face a fierce and lion-like look. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

D. H. Lawrence These military orders, they take some keeping pace with. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Paine Your military knowledge was supposed to be complete. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Anthony Trollope It is the Sandhurst of the States. Here is their military school, from which officers are drafted to their regiments, and the tuition for military purposes is, I imagine, of a high order. North America by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein But as we told him there were plenty of A.W.O.L. absent without leave the south was full of them, we were always meeting them and they would say, say any military police around here. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Even those who are realistic enough to see that Britain’s military position is not what it was, tend to claim that ‘English ideas’ (usually left undefined) must dominate the world. Notes on Nationalism by George Orwell [1945]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The Germans themselves say that there is more interest in military matters and more progress being made in Russia to-day than ever before. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Willa Cather To see the young Kronborgs headed for Sunday School was like watching a military drill. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

They established various military orders, each having its privileges and peculiar insignia. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

They were not introducing a Wellsian Utopia but a Rule of the Saints, which, like the English Rule of the Saints, was a military despotism enlivened by witchcraft trials. Collected Essays by George Orwell

George Gissing He saw that Hugh had been quite right in assuring him (at Sibyl’s instance) that there was no need whatever for him to neglect his military duties and come home at an inconvenient time. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

George Meredith Women may be able to tell you why the nursing of a military invalid awakens tenderer anxieties in their bosoms than those called forth by the drab civilian. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

He wanted to know everything Sturm had said about the military drowned-looking old man. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was as if the old soldier had been so imbued with military ideas that, like my Uncle Toby, he could not refrain even in times of peace from standing upon the defensive. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Walter Scott This was a description made at a venture, to vary the military portraits with which the age and work abound. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

H. G. Wells Niagara city itself was being rapidly converted to the needs of a military depot. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Wilkie Collins Unfortunately, the lower shelf contained nothing but relics of the Major’s military life, comprising his sword and pistols, his epaulets, his sash, and other minor accouterments. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

There was rather a fine band of military music; Moorish musicians, but playing, after the European style, Italian and Moorish airs. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Watkin Tench And if we turn our eyes to the usage of military tribunals, it no less departs from the customs observed in them. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

H. G. Wells His bristling moustache was a concession to military tradition rather than an ornament, and his yellow skin was blue spotted as the result of an accident with some new explosive powder. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

G. K. Chesterton For it must be remembered that the conditions of this extraordinary campaign entirely reversed the normal military rule about the essential military department of supply. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I imagine that military logic has become subservient to political intrigue . The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Virginia Woolf There are faded rugs in the hall; a military gentleman smokes a pipe as he paces the terrace. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Anthony Trollope We have the happy conspiracy in which Washington became the military leader, and the French Revolution, which, bloody as it was, succeeded in rescuing Frenchmen from the condition of serfdom. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

He embraced a military life for some time, and afterwards becoming a complete philosopher, he did not think the passion of love derogatory to his character. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

George Meredith They were beef and pudding on legs; in some quarters, beer amiably manifest, owing to the flourishes of a military band. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

It looks too as if there were a need for holding down the population (which I am sure there isn’t), for in addition to the fort and its barracks, military police stations are dotted about. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle The gang preserved military discipline, and their sentries were too numerous for us to hope to take them by surprise. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Sir Walter Scott He might be delivered up to military law, which, in the midst of civil war, was not likely to be scrupulous in the choice of its victims or the quality of the evidence. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

They rushed to the spot, only to see a dark figure in a military mantle leap the wall, and disappear in the gloom. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Anatole France A servant with a military look opened the door. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

He confessed to the assassination of eminent Party members, the distribution of seditious pamphlets, embezzlement of public funds, sale of military secrets, sabotage of every kind. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Leon Trotsky Thus, in 1918, the French military mission in Moscow placed its acting officers at my disposal. My Life by Leon Trotsky

D. H. Lawrence The lieutenant gave his order, in military cold confidence, to the soldiers. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Meanwhile the raw recruits were getting no military training that could be of the slightest use to them. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Virginia Woolf Through it came the sound of military music far away. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

A fair sprinkling of naval and military folk, and that last old chap, with his legs inclined to be bandy, must have been an admiral at the very least. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Robert Louis Stevenson A gentleman of a somewhat foreign and somewhat military air, yet closely shaven and wearing a soft hat, desired in the politest terms to visit the apartments. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells The necessity of a unified Allied Command had been forced upon the Democratic Powers by a series of military defeats in the European area. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Defoe did it more; Smollett more still; and since the great war there had been naval and military novels in abundance, as well as novels political, clerical, sporting, and what not. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Leon Trotsky The yard of the court building and the adjoining streets were turned into a military camp. My Life by Leon Trotsky

F. Scott Fitzgerald Eventually, after a last long wait, he checked his military overcoat in the hall. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson He told me he had no regard to any law, but acted, as he was commanded, in a military way. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis When Mary was killed, and buried as a military heroine, Philip came bumbling up from his Massachusetts judicial circuit. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

So violent did they at last become, that it was necessary that the military should be called out in order to disperse them. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Anthony Trollope But these volunteers have great military virtues. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing You must be well up, too, in military grades, know about Sandhurst, and so on. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

G. K. Chesterton It is a military fact that he might have succeeded, if one of them had disobeyed him. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

H. G. Wells The balance of military efficiency was shifting back from the many to the few, from the common to the specialised. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Sir Walter Scott Frequent musters and assemblies of the people, both for military exercise and for sports and pastimes, were appointed by authority. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edmund Burke The military lays open the civil, and the civil betrays the military anarchy. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

It did not need much military knowledge to see that there would be no major action on this side of Huesca, at any rate for the time being. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

E. F. Benson He saw her look out and made a military salute. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

D. H. Lawrence They had a distinctive badge of their own: a white, broad-brimmed felt hat, like the ordinary khaki military hat, but white, and with a tuft of white feathers. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells The military authorities were certainly alive to the seriousness of the business. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Anthony Trollope Whatever might be the present military duties at Aldershot, the duties of love were for the nonce in the Colonel’s mind more imperative. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Murder and rape and burning are the ordinary incidents of military execution. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Jules Verne But in the compartment occupied by Michael Strogoff, there was no one who seemed a military man, and the Czar’s courier was not the person to betray himself. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Jules Verne Sergeant Long,” he added, turning to his subordinate, who at once drew himself up in a military attitude, “call all your men together in the large room to receive a communication. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Sinclair Lewis When he had accepted the presidency of San Coloquin, after certain military misunderstandings, he hadn’t even executed anybodyexcept a cousin or two, merely for politeness’ sake. The Cat of the Stars by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon Education, military and civilian, was one of the state’s main cares. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Edgar Allan Poe My body was, but I had no breath to be, suspended; and but for the knot under my left ear (which had the feel of a military stock) I dare say that I should have experienced very little inconvenience. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The military authorities have been granted discretionary power. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

He was an active prince, of large experience in military affairs, and, by the strength of his character, was well fitted to sustain the tottering fortunes of the monarchy. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Leon Trotsky When he was in military service, he had insulted an officer on duty. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Edward Bellamy We have no sort of military or naval expenditures for men or materials, no army, navy, or militia. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

George Meredith As there was a third person present at this dissuasion of military topics, the silence of the lady drew Weyburn to consult her opinion in her look. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Thomas Paine The particular condition of Pennsylvania deserves the attention of all the other States. Her military strength must not be estimated by the number of inhabitants. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

You speak of Waterloo; your Wellington ought to have been conquered there, according to Napoleon; but he persevered in spite of the laws of war, and was victorious in defiance of military tactics. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Though young, he had ample experience in military matters, and had distinguished himself above all others in the bloody conflicts of the capital. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Sinclair Lewis You can march to military bands — or you can sit home — or you can go to prison. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle To my surprise he was dressed in a military uniform, and that not the uniform in ordinary use in the British Army. The red coat was strangely cut and stained with the weather. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

George Gissing Mrs. Baker (relict, it was understood, of a military officer who had fallen in Eastern warfare) behaved to the young ladies with much friendliness. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Meredith His military step advanced, and Caroline, exclaiming, ‘Don’t let me see him!’ bustled to a door. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Smart military little hats were utilitarian also—and could be worn at any inspiring angle which would most attract the passing eye. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Meredith Her brother will be able to resume his military duties next month. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Radclyffe Hall The widow of an officer killed in the war, and the mother of two large sons and three daughters, she had led the narrow, conventional life that is common to women in military stations. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Walter Scott They came from the ranges of pallet-beds, which were closely packed together in a species of military hospital, where a burning fever was the prevalent complaint. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau This taste they owed to their wise founder, who made rural and military labours go along with liberty, and, so to speak, relegated to the town arts, crafts, intrigue, fortune and slavery. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Edward Bellamy Some time after this it was that I recall a glimpse of myself standing on the steps of a building on Tremont Street, looking at a military parade. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Walter Scott Fierce, unbending, and rigorous, no emotion of compassion prevented his commanding, and witnessing, every detail of military execution against the non-conformists. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

According to the recorded testimony of many respectable persons–Government officials, military officers, and free settlers-the profligacy of the settlers was notorious. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Anthony Trollope While this was so, is it to be conceived that Congress should ask questions about military matters with success? All this, as I say, filled me with sorrow. North America by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then she broke away and went into the next apartment, which was hung with boots, uniform coats and various military equipment. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Indeed, had it not been for his hesitating mode of speech, I should have been inclined to put him down for a military man. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

T. E. Lawrence Hussein trusted so much in God that he let his military sense lie fallow, and thought Hejaz able to fight it out with Turkey on a fair field. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

He was indeed a favorable specimen of French military officers under the old system; well bred, not arrogant, well informed, and a friend of the fine arts. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

Olaf Stapledon The military could move anyone to any part of the empire, could imprison, kill, or torture at their own pleasure. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Edmund Burke They were more fully educated than the military noblesse — so as by no means to disgrace their profession by ignorance, or by want of fitness for the exercise of their authority. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Bacon clearly realised that Essex was not cut out to be a General; Cadiz, no doubt, had gone off well; but he distrusted these military excursions, and he urged the Earl to indulge in no more of them. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Anthony Trollope But now this dark frowning captain, with his big mustache and his military look, and his general aspect of invincible power, threatened the other man. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Edgar Rice Burroughs I had trained them in military discipline and in so much of the art of war as I had gleaned from extensive reading of the campaigns of Napoleon, Von Moltke, Grant, and the ancients. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

The military men all doated upon her—as their sister that was retiring. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Rudyard Kipling I know your military arrangement very well. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Thomas Hardy It was some military gentleman from the camp perhaps? No; that was impossible. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

I’m the other gentleman,’ and she stuck on her hat in military style, giving it a cock. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Anthony Trollope On the 7th July, 1815, the united English and Prussian armies marched into Paris, after the battle of Waterloo, and took military possession of the city. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith A jerky monkey was attached to the organ; and his coat was red, his kepi was blue; his tailor had rigged him as a military gentleman. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

What’s to stop them? There’s a military post three hundred miles from here. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

William Makepeace Thackeray No one, however, thought of attributing this sadness to the young lady’s score, but rather to my disappointment at not being allowed to join the military profession. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Sir Walter Scott He had no sooner arrived in a hall hung with tapestry, than the Captain prosecuted his military criticism. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

That is the significance of Dickens’s urban background and his noninterest in the blackguardly-sporting military side of life. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Every morning I went through military exercises, and practiced on horseback. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Rudyard Kipling They do not need knowledge of their own military strength to back their genial lawlessness. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Leon Trotsky The superiority of central organization and strategy over local improvisations, military separatism and federalism, revealed itself only too soon and too clearly in the experiences of the struggle. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Sinclair Lewis He knew that it was she, but he couldn’t believe it, for she was grown-up and rich and courtly in a white-flannel cape with a gold-braided military collar. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

With the growth of prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into favor, and is now held in high esteem by the most courageous. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Arthur Machen In reality, he consulted his military superior, who told him all about Sir Benjamin, the enormous importance of his mission, and the fury of Napoleon over the part which England had tried to play. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

The tribunes being chosen, the Consuls appointed a day to the tribes, when those in them of military age were to appear at the capitol. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Edmund Burke Their virtues and their vices are sociable; they are always in garrison; and they come embodied and half-disciplined into the hands of those who mean to form them for civil or military action. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

John Lewis Burckhard Some military chiefs have now taken up their quarters in this palace, which will soon be ruined. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne Go!” Ogareff gave a military salute, not forgetting that he was a captain of the couriers of the Czar, and retired. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

The letter was duly delivered, but Kopp’s military superiors were quite unable to get him out of jail. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

She might well have taken a romantic interest in the dark and dapper man, with the military eye-glass and mustache, the spruce duck jacket and the spurred top-boots. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Thomas More When this prayer is ended, they all fall down again upon the ground, and after a little while they rise up, go home to dinner, and spend the rest of the day in diversion or military exercises. Utopia by Thomas More

Sir Walter Scott At Falkirk, a town formerly famous in Scottish history, and soon to be again distinguished as the scene of military events of importance, Balmawhapple proposed to halt and repose for the evening. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Edith Wharton He remembered that Trescorre had urged him to take a larger escort, and that he had refused on the ground that any military display might imply a doubt of his people. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

The waiter, grown mellow, told me stories about his love-affairs, and about two men whom he had stabbed in Italy, and about how he had dodged Us military service. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Charles Dickens In a military burial-ground in India, the name of Walter Landor is associated with the present writer’s over the grave of a young officer. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

G. K. Chesterton When romantic ladies gushed over his V.C. and his military exploits, he sometimes felt himself to be a painfully prosaic person, but by the same token he knew he was incurably sane. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had a military carriage, however, and regulation side whiskers. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

He was immediately tried by a military court hastily got together, at which the general himself presided. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Ford Madox Ford Father Consett was very much in her mind, for she was very much in the midst of the British military authorities who had hanged him . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

For the first time since he went away from home at the age of eighteen to begin his military life by the battle of Friedland, Mr. Nicholas B. breathed the air of the “Border,” his native air. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

He waddled ponderously to his chair and saluted the company generally, in what he always considered to be the strict military manner. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

H. G. Wells His mind was inclined to run, even as mine had run on Saturday, on military details. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Whatever may be thought of the Conquest in a moral view, regarded as a military achievement, it must fill us with astonishment. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Thomas Paine They confound a military question with a political one, and undertake to supply by a vote what they lost by a battle. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

No one groaned more deeply than the professor of military history. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Henry James By the time they came to where the others sat he had recognised his initiator for a military man and — such was the turn of Overt’s imagination — had found him thus still more sympathetic. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Ford Madox Ford It was imperative that they should move to London. The marsh horizon became obscured with giant stilts: the air above it filled with aeroplanes: the roads covered with military cars. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

H. G. Wells This house in which I was born was less than two miles from the great military camp of the British at Lowcliff in England, and Lowcliff railway-station was only a few hundred yards away. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Andrew Lang Such are the military engines, sowies, springwalls (springalds), and many others . Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Anthony Trollope I have sometimes thought that it is so; but I am no military critic, and will not say. North America by Anthony Trollope

Besides these various activities, he officiated frequently as an attorney at law; and in the Indian campaign of 1676, in Maine, he left no doubt of his efficiency as a military commander. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

George Meredith Honour to Murat, of course, for climbing the peaks! Shalders, too, might interest him in military affairs and Murat; he did no harm, and could be amusing. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Granger, with some military men and country squires, took their breakfast as calmly as if a wedding were part of the daily business of life. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Charles Kingsley To touch on military matters, even had I been conversant with them, seemed to me an impertinence. The Study of Natural History by Charles Kingsley

George Meredith Possibly you may in their presence have had occasion to praise the military virtues of the builder of Carnarvon Castle. You are by and by pierced for it as hard as they can thrust. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

George Gissing If Germany would shut up her schools and universities for the next quarter of a century and go ahead like blazes with military training there’d be a nation such as the world has never seen. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Olaf Stapledon None of the armies were going to let irresponsible volunteers do work which demanded strict military discipline. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

G. K. Chesterton He had talked to the colonel about the military and mechanical arrangements, and displayed a remarkable knowledge both of the details of discipline and the technicalities of electricity. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Olaf Stapledon Foreign hostility, however, forced them to sacrifice much to military necessity. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins I say nothing about her nice little fortune or the high military rank that her poor father possessed. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Needless to say, this is given out as a military necessity, and almost certainly it does make for military efficiency, at least for a short period. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Sir Walter Scott As for Colonel Mannering, he does not like crowds or sights of any kind where human figures make up the show, unless indeed it were a military review, so he declined the party. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Theodore Dreiser She seemed so experienced and self-reliant in her tinsel helmet and military accoutrements. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

It is curious how persistently, in The Managerial Revolution, he ignores the advantages, military as well as social, enjoyed by a democratic country. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

Henry Adams From this law there was no exception, unless, perhaps, that of old General Winfield Scott, who happened to be the only military figure that looked equal to the crisis. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Jules Verne Military rank is conferred on its employees, and they act in military fashion. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

George Meredith I am in favour of some degree of military training for all gentlemen. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

The settlement was kept in perpetual hot water, its trade languished, and in return for military equipments the Chinese of Larut sent over two thousand wounded and starving men. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

The pomp was of a military character. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was a tall, stout man, with an iron-grey moustache and the remains of a military bearing. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

The day Mum was buried he went to enlist and go to fight them, but the military wouldn’t take him because he was too old. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Cortes conducted his military operations on the scientific principles of a great captain at the head of a powerful host. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

There was a remains of military regularity and punctuality preserved in the grocer’s household. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Thomas Paine It is mere shelter: and every military power in Europe will conclude you to be eventually defeated. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

His right arm was in a sling under his tattered military cloak. The Hand on the Latch by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Wilkie Collins A report of your having been seen in a military hospital in Italy, is the only report of you which has reached me here. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

In its lurid blaze the insufficiency of Europe, the inferiority of minds, of military and administrative systems, stood exposed with pitiless vividness. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

George Meredith She had once witnessed the military precision of his dancing, and had to learn to like him before she ceased to pray that she might never be the victim of it as his partner. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

The obligation of military service, for instance, the most essential principle of a fief, seems to be naturally demanded by every government from its subjects. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Benjamin Disraeli The arms and standards of the troops shone in the sun; military music sounded in all parts of the field; unceasing was the bellow of the martial drum and the blast of the blood-stirring trumpet. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Thomas Hardy But I ought to tell you at once, not to disappoint you, that I shan’t be here always — all day, that is, because of my military duties as a cavalry man. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Sir Walter Scott I have known, in my military experience, many brave cavaliers put to death by the boors, simply for having used military license upon the country. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Gertrude Stein The duty of a military god-mother was to write a letter as often as she received one and to send a package of comforts or dainties about once in ten days. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

G. K. Chesterton The presence of the foreign military leader might mean all sorts of things. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

They were also very keen on military organisation, and with a curious little martinet twist in their minds that boded ill for that side of public liberty. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Maria Edgeworth A fine figure, a handsome man; in the prime of life; with a high-born, high-bred military air. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

In another room someone with a comb and a piece of toilet paper was trying to keep tune with the military music which was still issuing from the telescreen. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

That which filled the abbe’s heart with dismay was the substitution of a military commission for a court-martial. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau