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adjective as in bodily, physical

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Craig Haack was a corporal in the Marines serving in Okinawa, Japan.

In his decision, Chuang wrote that there were “notable disparities” in the test passage rate for the exam that promotes members of the force to police officer first class and corporal.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1951 and enlisted in the Korean War as an Army corporal before returning home to enroll in law school, graduating in 1956.

From Time

From September 2013 to October 2020, Stewart collected nearly $74,000 in medical and educational benefits from the VA by falsely claiming he had been honorably discharged at the rank of Marine corporal.

Student leaders are demanding constitutional reform and new elections, as well as protections for LGBTQ people and an end to corporal punishment in schools.

From Axios

In an act of corporal punishment that we at the Daily Beast do not condone, Joseph grabbed Him by the ear and “pulled hard.”

By the end of his life, the memories of corporal punishment at the hands of his teachers were vivid.

Moreover, corporal punishment has the undesirable quality that the more you use it, the less effective it becomes.

In fact, 19 states, including Texas, still allow corporal punishment in schools.

The marksman, a lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards, was 930 yards from his target when he squeezed the trigger.

The corporal, rather chalky-looking under his tan, stepped forward and laid a hand on MacRae's shoulder.

The guerrillas had hung the body of the corporal from a tree and there it dangled over the road, a gruesome object.

After he was securely bound he was forced to stand while the two, with foul epithets, hung the body of the corporal over the road.

A corporal immediately exclaimed, "I'm too deep already; I am up to the middle."

The bronze seemed to deepen in the corporal's face, but it was turned steadily towards his officer.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to corporal, such as: anatomical, gross, human, material, objective, and carnal.

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