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  • noun Plural form of enlistment.

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Examples

  • Washington was confronted with “the great and radical evil which pervades our whole system . . . like an axe at the tree of our safety, interest and liberty”—the short-term enlistments of his soldiers.

    Robert Morris

  • Washington was confronted with “the great and radical evil which pervades our whole system . . . like an axe at the tree of our safety, interest and liberty”—the short-term enlistments of his soldiers.

    Robert Morris

  • We did win administration approval for a plan to encourage short-term enlistments in the military in exchange for education benefits, and to begin funding national-service programs that help communities with their homeland-security challenges.

    Do The Nation A Service

  • Even in that plight Washington refused to fall back on the policy of short-term enlistments.

    Washington

  • Even in that plight Washington refused to fall back on the policy of short-term enlistments.

    Washington

  • Even in that plight Washington refused to fall back on the policy of short-term enlistments.

    Washington

  • Even in that plight Washington refused to fall back on the policy of short-term enlistments.

    Washington

  • August, averaging 18 percent of all first-term enlistments during the first nine months of the war.

    Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965

  • That dread made them prefer the evil system of militia and the short-term enlistments to a properly organized standing army.

    George Washington

  • “I am confident, ” Rochambeau answered, “that our general (Washington) does not want us to give here a second edition of Savannah, ” and he felt the more anxious that, with the coming of recruits and going of veterans, and the short-term enlistments, “Washington would command now 15,000 men, now 5,000.

    Rochambeau and the French in America. I. From Unpublished Documents. IV

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