American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To demobilize (armed forces).
- n. Demobilization of armed forces.
- v. UK To demobilize; to release someone from military service.
- v. retire from military service
“Clement Atlee's government gave university grants to bright young working-class men with war service and, six weeks after demob, my father entered Cambridge to study economics.”
“In a professional career that started after his demob from National Service in 1954 and ended in 1971 when Britain embraced decimalisation Cooper was twice named sports personality of the year and reigned longer than anyone else as British heavyweight champion.”
“Clearly those attending today were in a demob happy mood knowing that an election is on its way so "let's party" On a serious point, poor Hattie is just a waste of space, an affluent Liebour Toff totally out of her depth.”
“I dare say, while he was sitting in various holes in France, North Africa, Sicily, Italy etc. he would have spent many a happy hour thinking about his 'Human rights'until his demob. in August 45.”
“P.S. I found that in times of depression, it paid to look at my “Rundown to demob” calendar.”
“The demob, TRC, and earlier beneficiaries of Special Pension experiences have left telling memories to these poor families.”
“No significant demobilization is planned for 7/31; however plans are in place to demob Type 1 Engines starting on 8/1.”
“One might almost think he's demob-happy and setting up a Brown administration for defeat at the polls.”
“The narrator of the piece mentioned that Blair seemed to be 'demob happy' so I wonder if anyone has a better recollection?”
“The end of the war found him a not untypical figure among socialists of his generation, a dissenting sergeant agitating for demob.”
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