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synonyms for noncombatants

  • citizen
  • noncombatant
  • commoner
  • subject
  • civ
  • civvie
  • private citizen
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How to use noncombatants in a sentence

As for the crew,—they were noncombatants and not employed to serve any country in any way.
MOLLY BROWN OF KENTUCKYNELL SPEED
For every man killed on the field of battle, it is estimated that two people die among the noncombatants.
THE WORLD WAR AND WHAT WAS BEHIND ITLOUIS P. BENEZET
Priests were killed at once, and in the sack and pillage undoubtedly some noncombatants, it may be some women and children.
THE GREAT EVENTS BY FAMOUS HISTORIANS, VOLUME 11VARIOUS
Knowing the mountaineer brain, he made no effort to point out the difference between armed Germans and noncombatants.
SHORT STORIES OF THE NEW AMERICAVARIOUS
What if the Prussians did fly over the city, dropping bombs on helpless noncombatants?
MOLLY BROWN OF KENTUCKYNELL SPEED
He proceeded to his home or to his friends and took his place among noncombatants.
A COMPILATION OF THE MESSAGES AND PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTSGROVER CLEVELAND
We just want you to leave enough men behind to defend the women and children and noncombatants who stay here.
SHAMANROBERT SHEA
All the remaining cargo packages were piled against the wheels, and the noncombatants sheltered in that way.
THE COVERED WAGONEMERSON HOUGH
In raid after raid they missed their so-called objectives and succeeded only in killing noncombatants.
THE MASTERY OF THE AIRWILLIAM J. CLAXTON
With the aid of the motor transport service, hundreds of noncombatants were removed to places of safety.
CURRENT HISTORY: A MONTHLY MAGAZINE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES, MAY 1918VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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