Much like Petraeus, Allen was known as a soldier with a scholarly side.
I spat on an Arab boy in Hebron while a teenage Israeli soldier watched and did nothing.
Her quarry, Brody, meanwhile, defined himself as a soldier, a patriot, and a father.
When I jot down a few notes, a soldier comes over at once and asks what I am writing.
“In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli—civilian or soldier—on our lands,” he said.
On the Spanish side one lieutenant and one soldier were killed.
He had come through the window which the soldier had left unbarred.
Under Prussia one must either be a soldier or a slave, the democrats of Munich say.
But a soldier must be clad even to sixty rounds of ball cartridge.
Such trifles were too dainty for the soldier's life—but he wore them next his heart.
c.1300, souder, from Old French soudier, soldier "one who serves in the army for pay," from Medieval Latin soldarius "a soldier" (cf. Spanish soldado, Italian soldato and French soldat "soldier," which is borrowed from Italian), literally "one having pay," from Late Latin soldum, extended sense of accusative of Latin solidus, name of a Roman gold coin (see solidus). The -l- has been regular in English since mid-14c., in imitation of Latin. Willie and Joe always say sojer in the Bill Mauldin cartoons, and this seems to mirror 16c.-17c. spellings sojar, soger, sojour.
"to serve as a soldier," 1640s, from soldier (n.). Related: Soldiered; soldiering. To soldier on "persist doggedly" is attested from 1954.