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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEGIONNAIRE

And a Legionnaire has no business with women, even as friends.

There need be no past for a Legionnaire, but there might be a future.

It took years to train a legionnaire and a lot of money to equip an army and keep it in the field.

After this whisper, the Legionnaire drew back, his look asking for an answer by nod or shake of the head.

Then he raised his eyes and fixed them upon the Legionnaire as if wondering how far he might be in his colonel's confidence.

The unpardonable sin of a deserting Legionnaire is to rob France of the uniform lent him for his soldiering.

WORD ORIGIN

1818, from French légionnaire, from légion (see legion). Legionnaires' Disease, caused by Legionella pneumophilia, was named after the lethal outbreak of July 1976 at the American Legion convention in Philadelphia's Bellevue Stratford Hotel. Hence Legionella as the name of the bacterium that causes it.

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