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The dangerous prospects combined with low pay meant that finding crews for the ships was difficult and desertions ahead of launch day were high.

With viral online organizing, the idea of non-desertion agreements could spread quickly.

“I, Pvt. Eddie D. Slovik, 36896415, confess to the desertion of the United States Army…” it began.

A general read aloud the order that Pvt. Eddie Slovik was to be executed for the crime of desertion.

His desertion barely warranted a comment, but he was not hailed as a hero.

“I believe I am the only colonel in the regular army who was ever court-martialed and convicted of desertion,” he laughed.

To cease living together for the time fixed by statute is not desertion unless this was done intentionally.

Desertion is a general ground of divorce, the law in every state prescribing a period of time, quite often three years.

But the Emperor could not forgive his desertion, and, thinking he would not benefit by his services, he refused them.

Have you any plea to urge beyond the natural one of her seemingly unprovoked desertion of you?

The sense of the desertion by humankind, by God and mercy and rationality swept through me and overwhelmed my inner self.


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On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to desertion, such as: betrayal, abrogation, apostasy, avoidance, backsliding, and departure.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.