active serviceSEE DEFINITION OF active service
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACTIVE SERVICE
His countrymen were the first to press steam into the active service of mankind.
This was in November, rather a latish month for active service on those waters.
I had made his acquaintance in the active service detachment.
He was expecting soon to be called to active service "over there."
And this it is they persuaded me to prefer to active service!
Not a sou more had I, and the duty was heavier than on active service.
He devoted himself to his studies and to the active service of his patron.
I accepted the Herefordshire expedition because it smacked of active service.
He held the promise of the Chief for active service, and the men must get ready.
He longed for active service, and an opportunity to win distinction.