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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VETERAN

But among the veteran speculators the feeling was conservative.

The veteran at the stern we could not see, but doubtless his skill was equally remarkable.

"To-day I am only a soldier, Major Heyward," said the veteran.

A sad mishap it is, for he was a skilful leader and a veteran soldier.'

Saying this, she delivered the standard to the veteran warrior.

"All kinds," was his rebuking answer, and I took off my hat to the veteran romanticist.

He felt no incongruity in the veteran Parmenides correcting the youthful Socrates.

The men running from the grade fell into line like veteran soldiers.

It was in the year 1840; the veteran Braham was to appear as Henry Bertram.

One would have thought that Sandy was a veteran in everything but farming.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "old experienced soldier," from French vétéran, from Latin veteranus "old," from vetus (genitive veteris) "old," from PIE *wetus- "year" (cf. Sanskrit vatsa- "year," Greek etos "year," Hittite witish "year," Old Church Slavonic vetuchu "old," Old Lithuanian vetušas "old, aged"). Latin vetus also is the ultimate source of Italian vecchio, French vieux, Spanish viejo. General sense of "one who has seen long service in any office or position" is attested from 1590s. The adjective first recorded 1610s.

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