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  • Don Draper and the permanently ‘on shore-leave’ Roger Sterling are fantasies.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • The Texas Street vendors trucked out their gaudiest wares for the shore-leave crowd.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • But there was trouble between us when it came time for me to go back to my ship, for you see I was on shore-leave at the time.

    The Road Leads On

  • A sailor lad on shore-leave again; his gait was light, he had money in his pocket, he was in love.

    The Road Leads On

  • They both knew that shore-leave romances were fleeting at best.

    No Limits

  • Then he ran for Erica's cabin, praying that she had not gone off on shore-leave.

    Werehunter

  • Picard reflected on his own shore-leave experiences on that particular planet.

    THE CHILDREN OF HAMLIN

  • He had envisioned a life more romantically adventurous; he had seen himself prowling the cluster in a patrol boat, searching out starmenter nests, then putting into remote and picturesque settlements for a few days 'shore-leave a life far more dashing and haphazard than the perfectly organized routine in which he found himself.

    Trullion: Alastor 2262

  • The inhabitants seemed uncommonly glad to see British troops, and gave the sailors who were granted shore-leave a particularly warm welcome.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • We had, all of us, already over-stayed our shore-leave by many hours.

    Tramping on Life

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