Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a soldier; the act or condition of serving as a soldier; military duty; campaigning.
- n. The act of feigning to work; shirking.
- v. present participle of soldier.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of serving as a soldier; the state of being a soldier; the occupation of a soldier.
- n. Colloq. U.S. The act of feigning to work. See the Note under Soldier, v. i., 2.
- n. the evasion of work or duty
- n. skills that are required for the life of soldier
“Finally, the men most opposed to the corps were those with the least investment in soldiering; they were significantly more likely than other men to think that their own work was "not worthwhile" and that they "would be more useful" as defense workers than as soldiers. 60”
“One thing about 37 years of soldiering is that you do learn how to read an organization chart and how to take orders.”
“This thing you call soldiering is not what you think it is.”
“The men reinforce the idea of soldiering as frat boys with guns: they party, call each other gay, wrestle around, watch a lot of porn and do public service -- in this case serve their country with diligence.”
““The boy is in love with the idea of soldiering,” said Loaf.”
“And as for chucking their arms round my neck and kissing me," and he indicated another episode, "all my old mother said -- she was alive then -- was that she 'hoped I'd done fooling about furrin' parts as I called soldiering, and come home to live respectable, better late than never. ”
“A woman who calls soldiering a trade ought to be forcibly married to a parson," said the Colonel passionately.”
“Remembrance Day actually about thinking about the specific soldiers who died, or about keeping the idea of soldiering alive?”
“Not by valor (literally "soldiering"), not by strength, but with My Spirit.”
“At last he got tired of this miserable kind of "soldiering," and proclaimed mercy for all Spaniards in Ireland who surrendered before 15”
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