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noun as in foot soldiers

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Ryan Vanderweit joined the infantry in 2002 and was quickly deployed to Iraq at the beginning of the war.

Spare blood is not a standard part of an infantry kit, and for good reason.

It is the kind of question with huge implications for infantry fights and tactical engagements—a possibly useful weapon on the edge of much more complicated wars.

Fascist infantry charged machineguns screaming, “Viva la muerte”— Long live death!

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Same for the elegant officer’s cap with the faded blue infantry band from the early 1900s.

In Vietnam, Lewis was advisor to a Vietnamese infantry unit, whose nickname for him was “Captain of Many Kilos.”

In the west at Utah Beach the U.S. Fourth Infantry Division encountered almost none, lost 12 men killed in the first 24 hours.

Being there with a company of American infantry was dangerous enough; going there on your own seemed like straight-up suicide.

Stasio would join the Fourth Brigade, Second Infantry Division, “the Raiders,” and deploy to Iraq.

Russian ground forces, including infantry and armor units, are being permanently stationed in key areas.

Fanning and Wharton were to make head against the infantry and cavalry.

News came that the rebels were plundering the British quarters, and the infantry went there in hot haste.

Infantry and cavalry approached the island, quite unsuspicious of its being occupied.

The artillery and 81st were on the right of the line, the native infantry in the center, and the sowars on the left.

With that sum, twice as much infantry could be maintained as that which your Majesty has here.


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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to infantry, such as: infantrymen, doughboys, grunts, dogfaces, and shock troops.

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