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returned soldier

(Austral & NZ) a soldier who has served abroad Also (Austral) returned man
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  • Now Tom was an ex-scout and a returned soldier and Pete was janitor of the big bank building.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Or suppose that you are a returned soldier, and it is a pal who has died.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • How many of these men and women of the ball-room visit the poor, or help dress the wounds of a returned soldier in the hospital?

    The Abominations of Modern Society Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
  • It had doubtless been sold to Rivers by some returned soldier.

    Murder in the Gunroom Henry Beam Piper
  • He could see these things about which the returned soldier spoke, and seeing them believed.

    Burned Bridges Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The government took the problem of the returned soldier into consideration.

    Burned Bridges Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • First, the employer is asked, whenever possible, to give the returned soldier his old job.

  • The poem is the passionate lament of a returned soldier from India over the mercenary marriage of the cousin whom he loved.

    Modern English Books of Power George Hamlin Fitch
  • The returned soldier had gained in health, but not in spirits.

  • One lingered, a returned soldier named Mullen, who had got his discharge in May and gone fishing.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair

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