But the confusion points to more serious problems with how our society thinks about both sex and soldiering.
But there are two other candidates as well who are soldiering along without any national attention.
ABC is soldiering on with the series, even though, with the loss of Oh, it will be on creative life support.
soldiering on through any adversity is not a brave choice for him.
Reprinted with permission from WWII: A Chronicle of soldiering by James Jones, published by the University of Chicago Press.
Taking to soldiering like a duck to water when very young, he enrolled as volunteer in the 44th.
Their mania was soldiering, though they were oftener beaten than victorious.
He had seemed so keen last winter at Barrow, when together they had discussed this very subject of soldiering.
We were always friends, though he did not take to soldiering as heartily as I did.
Robert, who was too frail for soldiering, he kept with him in Geneva for two years.
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.