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  • n. Plural form of conscript.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of conscript.

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Examples

  • The pool of potential conscripts is so tainted that they would seriously impair the ability of the armed forces to accomplish their missions.

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  • A new category of soldiers called "single-term conscripts" will discharge the total time of service of about 300 days of active duty in one go.

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  • As even some Russian military officers admit, it is their infantry, composed mostly of teenage conscripts, that is unprepared for the war.

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  • Even the cathedral, even the company of half-starved conscripts that straggled past him in the tail of three generals, dismayed him no longer, for the cathedral was but the symbol of a frozen Christianity which he need no longer fear, and the conscripts were his people -- his -- or soon would be.

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  • But the idea of conscripts is an integral part of German identity, for reasons having to do with Germany's troubled relationship with war.

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  • The Spetsnaz are mostly conscripts, which is in sharp contrast to Western career commandos.

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  • Christian boys were not "conscripts" as in the Western sense of draftees; they were required to be handed over on pain of death to them, their families and their villages/towns.

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  • And see, too, what kind of conscripts the Tempter draws from the ranks of respectable and especially of fashionable life.

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  • The row over foreign secretary 's attack on the Conservative party chairman, Eric Pickles, for suggesting that Latvians who had joined the Waffen SS volunteer legion were only "conscripts"

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  • 'conscripts' will be fortunate and be placed in rotational program to expose them to functions and projects so they are assimilated and 'learn how things are done.'

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