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Military machine   /mˈɪlətˌɛri məʃˈin/   Listen
Military machine

noun
1.
The military forces of a nation.  Synonyms: armed forces, armed services, military, war machine.  "The military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"






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"Military machine" Quotes from Famous Books



... for the defence of the various colonies in which they are placed; and the result is that, whenever a colonial war breaks out, fresh battalions have to be hurriedly sent out from the United Kingdom at immense expense, and the entire military machine is temporarily disarranged. ...
— The History of the First West India Regiment • A. B. Ellis

... who endure the eyes of the crowds because they are part of a line. It was the eternal illusion of numbers again—the elbow brush, the heat, the breath, the muttering of men—this atmosphere that the military machine breathed. Standing alone, most of them would have fallen ...
— Red Fleece • Will Levington Comfort



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