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active service


  1. military duty in an operational area
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Example Sentences

The Chinese military has a new stealth jet, but what messages are they sending as it is prepared for active service?

Style-wise, there has perhaps been just one outfit that could be described as a miss since Kate returned to active service.

General Honoré retired on February 29, 2008, after 37 years of active service with the United States Army.

The realities of active service dictate that paternity leave often cannot be taken until some time after the happy event itself.

Although Harry 28, said he would love to return to the front line, he has likely seen his last spell of active service.

He then received the honour of knighthood but had retired from active service and become a director of his company.

Once on active service it was not long before his great qualities made themselves recognised.

It was not till two years later that the Emperor once again employed St. Cyr on active service.

In 1819 the Marshal was restored to his honours, and in 1823 was actually once again employed on active service.

Hardly had he returned to Paris when he was hurried off again on active service, this time to Spain.





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