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Origin of preemptive strike
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How to use preemptive strike in a sentence
“We’re making a preemptive strike against the virus, acting before it’s too late,” said Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Monday, when the fresh lockdown was announced.National lockdowns return to Europe as COVID-19 numbers soar|David Meyer|October 22, 2020|Fortune
The influential al Qaeda propagandist, who was born in New Mexico, died in a U.S. drone strike later that year.
Should lightning strike and Hillary Clinton forgoes a presidential run, Democrats have a nominee in waiting.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A senior Iranian official in Pakistan later confirmed the strike took place, declining to elaborate.
Saleem believes that the strike came from a nearby airbase across the Iranian border.
Leave it to Katniss to cut through a story with one perfectly aimed strike.Jennifer Lawrence’s Righteous Fury Says Everything We Wanted to Say|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The heir apparent and his brothers were cowering in fear, afraid to strike, yet hoping that others would strike for them.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
On this the royal band of music would strike up its liveliest airs, and a great bell would toll its evening warning.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
It is much easier to strike quickly than slowly, but practice in the slow movement will develop both muscular and nervous power.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Not while I had the open prairie underfoot and the summer sky above, and hands to strike a blow or pull a trigger.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
(Thoughtfully to himself) I wonder how a rough scenario would strike the managers.First Plays|A. A. Milne
Cultural definitions for preemptive strike
A first-strike attack with nuclear weapons carried out to destroy an enemy's capacity to respond. A preemptive strike is based on the assumption that the enemy is planning an imminent attack.