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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOLDIERS

You have seen duty and allegiance in the determined faces of our soldiers.

This will be the task of the soldiers, whom I need not tell to do their duty.

That winter when the days were cold, the food was low and the soldiers fretful.

But to do that she had to make friends with one of the soldiers.

The provincial captains are drumming up for soldiers, in every newspaper.

As a general thing, the English are traders and diplomats, rather than soldiers.

Do they not manoeuvre like soldiers who have seen stricken fields?

They were on a peninsula, as it were, while the soldiers were securing the isthmus.

The soldiers, confident in their power, were under perfect control.

But soldiers will accomplish a good deal to get nearer the enemy.

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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