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synonyms for mercenaries

  • warrior
  • hireling
  • legionnaire
  • slave
  • merc
  • professional soldier
  • soldier of fortune
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The finances of the country are being taxed to the utmost to find the extra "palm-oil" which these mercenaries demand.
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Such is the usual reward of mercenaries who hire themselves out as the supporters of foreign revolutionary governments.
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These were mercenaries and not to be depended on, and the burghers themselves were not so hardy as of old.
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But they could not command the fidelity of their mercenaries, and the Saxon peril only grew greater.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Mercenaries, chiefly the northern inhabitants of Russia and of Greece.
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But ammunition was lacking, and detachments of mercenaries were advancing to the succor of their comrades.
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Were not his sons and his brothers fighting against the mercenaries of Papal tyranny?
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Where and how then, and to what point could Darius, who was himself actually among the mercenaries, be said to “order them up”?
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Scopas the Aetolian also he sent to Greece to recruit foreign mercenaries, giving him a large sum in gold for bounties.
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But for the resolute stand of the Pope's Swiss mercenaries, the palace would have been stormed.
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