American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of a legion.
- n. A member of a legion, especially the French Foreign Legion.
- n. a member of the American Legion
- n. a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion)
- Borrowing from French légionnaire. (Wiktionary)
- French légionnaire, from Old French, from legion, legion; see legion. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In comparison, the contretemps with the local citizen convinced that he had been robbed by a legionnaire was a trivial matter.”
“A charr legionnaire whipped his head back and forth, eyes blazing.”
“Later, a legionnaire called him a deserter, and Rytlock killed him as well.”
“Intelligence chains had been set up in Tunisia, Algeria, and French Morocco manned by an odd collection of foreign agents with comical code names like “Pink Eye” for a former legionnaire organizing midlevel French officers who hated the Nazis.”
“A former French legionnaire who returned to Croatia when the war erupted in 1991, Gotovina commanded the central operations that won the war for Croatia in August 1995, retaking the strategic town of Knin in the Dalmatian hinterland that was – the seat of a four-year-old Serbian insurgency that left Croatia crippled and partitioned.”
“Swords, spears, and daggers separated the legionnaire from his life.”
“A Roman lieutenant gave a predetermined signal and the army withdrew, leaving a single legionnaire on the battlefield.”
“That night, a single legionnaire snuck out of camp and returned to the battlefield.”
“I turned without a word and hurried away, and when I looked back the legionnaire was still watching me suspiciously.”
“I made a move to pick one up, intending to take it back and show it to Cicero, but the legionnaire who was guarding the wagon shouted at me roughly to keep my distance.”
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