- v. present participle of dragoon.
“There are many such people around, who object to the 'dragooning' of science for political ends by a powerful clique.”
“IFP leaders of "dragooning" innocent people into sabotaging their mass action campaign.”
“President Obama recently announced support for the deal after dragooning one more round of needless concessions from the Colombians.”
“Word eventually reaches the local warlord, who three years earlier sanctioned the dragooning of their son and husband.”
“Charles Taylor's on trial for war crimes at the U.N. special court at The Hague, charged with murder, rape, dragooning child soldiers, and massacring civilians in a civil war largely financed by dirty looking stones, often known as blood diamonds.”
“This is just as easy and at least as common as governments dragooning their populations into doing The Right Thing ™.”
“Mackintosh turns his smallest cast into his biggest one by dragooning many in the audience into a conga line that snakes through the theater to the calypsoid carol "Push Ka Pi Shi Pie.”
“You leave it vulnerable to regime change, and a dragooning of Iran back into the US sphere of influence, denying it to China and assuring its 500 tcf of natural gas to US corporations.”
“Because the dragooning of the vote at any price was corrupt. and in consequence the government forced through a Bill against all tradition and at the price of the people's liberty, with the help of those 'honourable not members' who got this Bill through against their principles, selling our heritage for their mess of potage.”
“Thus her eventual dragooning to Minnesota and the Sturm und Drang of therapy.”
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