Origin of martial
Examples from the Web for martially
And therewith Duncan Galbraith martially cocked his hat, and placed it on one side of his head with an air of defiance.Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
He gave a glance of frank admiration at the slight, erect figure sitting her horse so martially.Joan of Arc|Lucy Foster Madison
But it was the heart of the house beating, faintly at first, then loudly, martially.Howards End|E. M. Forster
To return to 1762: the people of the Colonies were as martially disposed as are the people of the States in these days.
The finale begins gloomily and martially, and it is succeeded by a period of beauty and grace.Contemporary American Composers|Rupert Hughes
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Word Origin for martial
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Word Origin and History for martially
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.