- 1(In the US) the primary reserve military force, partly maintained by the states but also available for federal use.More example sentences
- The burden of employment has thus fallen more and more on the National Guard and Army Reserve military police.
- To meet this requirement, it appears that it will be necessary to rely upon a return of some U.S. Marine Corps units and additional Army Reserve and National Guard forces.
- It's also crucial to expose how the war has dangerously overextended the U.S. military, the National Guard and our military reserve units.
- 1.2The primary military force of some other countries.More example sentences
- Another half-brother, Prince Abdullah, Commander of the Saudi National Guard, was named Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister.
- 2An armed force existing in France at various times between 1789 and 1871, first commanded by the Marquis de Lafayette.More example sentences
- He sided with the Revolution in 1791 by joining the Corsican National Guard, and then with France in 1792, when he returned as a captain in the regular army.
- Their power brought the National Guard to Butte as an occupation force to squelch union activism in 1914.
- Tocqueville made no mistake: for him, the fighting that ensued between the workers of Paris and the National Guard and regulars was ‘a class struggle, a sort of servile war’.
- 2.1 • historical A member of the French National Guard.More example sentences
- They were put down with the help of French National Guards, and a number of the Pope's adherents were killed.
- Here the National Guards from all over France converged, under the eye of their general and the king himself, to renew their oaths and celebrate a year of achievements.
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- They literally have to run down the street, drag some National Guardsmen or some policemen to get their attention, and then try to get the fire department here.
- But by late March, when a nurse, a nurse's aide and a National Guardsman all died of heart attacks following vaccination, the hospitals' resistance seemed less deplorable than prescient.
- And let's also offer thanks to this National Guardsman standing guard over the Golden Gate Bridge…
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