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Some writers are mathematicians, rhetoricians, satirists, poets, or epigrammatists (Martial).So-Called ‘Biblical Scholar’ Says Jesus A Made-Up Myth|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The discipline required for martial arts fed into the psychology of the character, who approaches everything mission by mission.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho|Tim Teeman|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing is particularly clear because Thailand is in the middle of political upheaval and governed by martial law.
Martial law descends on the city while the KGB knocks on doors of known dissidents.The Belarus Free Theatre’s Badass Dissident Artists Get the HBO Treatment|Katie Baker|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While some polling shows a majority of ordinary Thais approve of martial law, the political class is roiled with suspicion.
This adventure caused much conversation in the camp; and all the officers were desirous of beholding so martial a female.The Sylph, Volume I and II|Georgiana Cavendish
It is therefore of importance that we use in our incantation the martial part of my magical apparatus.The Magic of the Middle Ages|Viktor Rydberg
Early in the 5th century other aristocratic Romans interested themselves in the textual criticism of Persius and Martial.
He was tall, with fair clustering hair and piercing eyes; and his scar added to his martial air.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Such verse as this of Martial d'Auvergne was, indeed, the exception at the time.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
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Word Origin for martial
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Word Origin and History for martial
late 14c., "warlike," from Latin martialis "of Mars or war," from Mars (genitive Martis), Roman god of war; see Mars. Related: Martially. Martial law, "military rule over civilians," first recorded 1530s.