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A call to defend or make ready for confrontation.‘it is understood as a call to arms to defend against a takeover’
- ‘Wiltshire's military might is ready, willing and more than able to answer any call to arms if there is a war with Iraq.’
- ‘Only 130 of the 500 members of his battalion answered the call to arms.’
- ‘They have been roused to action following a passionate call to arms by Colonel of the Regiment Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter.’
- ‘Incitement to violence should be treated as an offence, irrespective of whether the incitement involves calls to arms against people with different views or with a different amount of melanin in their skins.’
- ‘Patriotism is a call to arms to defend yourself against someone else because they do not think like you.’
- ‘These were the first soldiers ever to have been enlisted at the call to arms and by a United States Government.’
- ‘Most of the West's ‘proscribed terrorist organisations’ maintain web pages that let them bypass the media and publish press releases, galleries of ‘martyrs’ and calls to arms, often in English.’
- ‘Sharon Pollock's latest play, The Making of Warriors sounds like it should be about war, but it's a call to arms of a different sort.’
- ‘We begin tonight with a new call to arms by President Bush on the global war on terrorists and radical Islamists.’
- ‘So the call to arms that he delivered has - for the moment - failed and we should recognise that fact before granting him a propaganda victory.’
- ‘When she wrote her book, she set out to document something, and yet it has been received as a call to arms by those who were ready for one.’
- ‘Instead it seems to act more as the fiery torch that keeps the impressionable, who only cheer for the good guys, ready for the call to arms.’
- ‘Bush continued his own regime of pressure to win over a still unsure American public when his routine weekly radio message was in effect turned into a call to arms.’
- ‘There has not been bloodshed, not been a mass call to arms, among the Shia and Kurdish groups.’
- ‘It is true the Constitution contains no revolutionary calls to arms.’
- ‘It was a tragic end to what started as a call to arms to defend the country's sovereignty, to perform a state duty.’
- ‘The enemy wants to make Iraqis afraid to join security forces, but every week more and more Iraqis answer the call to arms.’
- ‘Mason raises points that deserve to be calls to arms for the Irish software community.’
- ‘Predictably, she closes with the mandatory anti-establishment requirement, the desperate call to arms.’
- ‘The right is sounding the call to arms, while the left, as always, is offering excuses at best, and at worst, apologies.’
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