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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOLDIER

"Up the Main Street, and across the drawbridge," said the soldier, goodnaturedly.

"Then you may bid farewell to your bed, soldier," said Hordle John.

But here are three strangers, and one, as I take it, a soldier fresh from service.

I am proud of you, Sidney; you came through it like a soldier.

There is a Telling of that passing and of that soldier which has to do with the gold that was never found.

In its physical aspect, it is well worthy to be a soldier's letter.

Nor is there any place in the world where a soldier might lie in braver company.

Christina is a soldier's daughter, and must learn to bear the noise of cannon.

This shows of what value, a little active service is to the soldier.

And yet the courage of the soldier is the commonest of virtues.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, souder, from Old French soudier, soldier "one who serves in the army for pay," from Medieval Latin soldarius "a soldier" (cf. Spanish soldado, Italian soldato and French soldat "soldier," which is borrowed from Italian), literally "one having pay," from Late Latin soldum, extended sense of accusative of Latin solidus, name of a Roman gold coin (see solidus). The -l- has been regular in English since mid-14c., in imitation of Latin. Willie and Joe always say sojer in the Bill Mauldin cartoons, and this seems to mirror 16c.-17c. spellings sojar, soger, sojour.

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