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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECRUITING

How are they to employ the day, or what inducement have they to employ it, in recruiting their stock of health?

"I took them from the recruiting man, as they came," she replied.

There was another boom in recruiting just then, following on another German outrage.

There were recruiting sergeants to be met with at every turn.

A cynic sends us a tip for the recruiting department of our army.

But there was no time to waste and recruiting was strenuously pushed.

We have a recruiting meeting at —— Hall at six, and I must be there without fail.

Then the ingenuity of the recruiting officers was called into play.

"At first I thought seriously about recruiting you," Moera said.

During the night, it seemed, the Legal Force had been recruiting.

WORD ORIGIN

"military reinforcement, one of a newly raised body of troops," 1640s, from recruit (v)., replacing earlier recrew, recrue; or from obsolete French recrute, alteration of recreue "a supply," recrue "a levy of troops" (late 16c.), Picardy or Hainault dialect variant of recrue "a levy, a recruit," literally "new growth," from Old French recreu (12c.), past participle of recreistre "grow or increase again," from re- "again" (see re-) + creistre "to grow," from Latin crescere "to grow" (see crescent). "The French word first appeared in literary use in gazettes published in Holland, and was disapproved of by French writers in the latter part of the 17th c." [OED]. The French word also is the source of Dutch recruut, German Recrut, Swedish rekryt.

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