Definitions of Militating

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Usage examples for Militating

  1. With all these statements forwarded by me to the United States Navy Department I am perfectly willing to rest the case with impartial and unprejudiced minds, as well as with my own Government, satisfied that nothing has been done by the foregoing officers, nor myself, militating at all against the strictest rules of military honor and usage. – The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner by John Wilkinson
  2. To be sure, Mary had not discovered that Sir Robin was plain, his mother's plainness militating in him against what share of beauty he might have inherited from his father. – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  3. Dr. Whitley Stokes has criticised O'Curry's translations as bad, " not from ignorance, but to a desire to conceal a fact militating against theories of early Irish civilisation." – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  4. It would seem, indeed, that this body aimed at conforming their ecclesiastical polity to that standard, from the fact that the very symbol of their profession as a corporate body, is designated the " Constitution of the Associate Reformed Church"- a designation which might be considered as militating against the supremacy of the Holy Scriptures. – Act, Declaration, & Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation, as Attained to, and Established in Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt the Years 1638 and 1649, Inclusive by The Reformed Presbytery
  5. Notwithstanding that a large number of species have from time to time been enumerated as edible, yet those commonly employed and recognized are very few in number, prejudice in many cases, and fear in others, militating strongly against additions to the number. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke