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synonyms for standing army

  • active forces
  • career soldiers
  • permanent army
  • professional army
  • professional soldiers
  • regulars
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It is thinner than that of chronic bronchitis, and upon standing separates into three layers of pus, mucus, and frothy serum.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
It separates into three layers upon standing—a brown deposit, a clear fluid, and a frothy layer.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
If you have any thoughts of influencing me or my men to join the regular Confederate army, you may as well give up the idea.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
He returned shortly, to meet his mother standing in the doorway, with pale, affrighted face.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Nogués and his brave lads have done their bit indeed for the glory of the Army of France.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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