Armed camp



noun

any encampment, territory, or group of people fully armed for war
Contemporary Examples

Would we be robbing our children of their innocence by turning their places of learning into an armed camp?
After Newtown, Can We Make Our Schools Safe? Lauren Ashburn December 17, 2012

Historical Examples

After eighteen hundred years’ profession of the creed of peace, Christendom is an armed camp.
The Map of Life William Edward Hartpole Lecky

You cannot set up the hustings in an armed camp of twenty-eight millions.
The Arena Various

Sparta was an armed camp where people were soldiers for the sake of being soldiers.
The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon

In my mind, I shamed her for turning my country into an armed camp.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow

Forced by circumstances, Europe became an armed camp and there was a demand for strong leadership.
The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon

The college became an armed camp; Macon became276 a military center.
A History of American Literature Since 1870 Fred Lewis Pattee

Canada became more than ever an armed camp of determined patriots.
America’s War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell

The English word is “leaguer,” an armed camp, especially that of a besieging or “beleaguering” army.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 1 Various

The Atlantic front was an armed camp, where highways no longer carried thousands of cars on pleasure bent.
Astounding Stories, June, 1931 Various

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