Origin of conscript
OTHER WORDS FROM conscriptcon·script·a·ble, adjectivenon·con·script·a·ble, adjective
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How to use conscript in a sentence
With the Vietnam War-era draft still in place, opponents immediately zeroed in on the potential for conscripting women, seeing it as one of their best arguments against equal rights.Men-only Selective Service registration may end soon, but the fight will remain|Heather Stur|April 15, 2021|Washington Post
When they descended into a slower number, she successfully conscripted him onto the parquet.Jane Birkin is back with a new album, but her presence is everlasting|Jeff Weiss|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
Almost overnight, private citizens were conscripted into the nation’s crimefighting machinery.'You Have One Minute Remaining.' Why I'll Always Drop Everything to Answer My Brother's Calls From Prison|Reuben Jonathan Miller|February 16, 2021|Time
He was among hundreds of fresh conscripts who stripped to their skivvies and stood in a quickly moving line to be inoculated.Vietnam-era draftees may recall inoculations without needles. They were fast.|John Kelly|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
A civil war raged, and soon after they married, soldiers approached their village, burning houses and conscripting the men.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge|by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung|December 21, 2020|ProPublica
It was 1951 and I was a conscript serving in the Royal Air Force.
Tribes killing their neighbors and burning their fields were now depriving the Romans of soldiers to conscript and produce to tax.
By mid-to-late evening, there was overwhelming evidence that Russia was using a mix of mercenary and conscript forces.
The answer, it seems, has to do with the plan to conscript haredi (ultra-Orthodox) youth into the Israeli army.
The young conscript seemed to fill the head of Mademoiselle St. Sillery.
The Argentine sailor is a land-conscript, laboriously taught an unfamiliar art, which he learns wonderfully well.Argentina|W. A. Hirst
It was too vast for a citizen, and the locality was no longer sufficiently refined for a conscript father.Endymion|Benjamin Disraeli
It is these which explain the two million volunteers which in August, 1914, went to swell the huge German conscript armies.German Problems and Personalities|Charles Sarolea
The genius of the race takes the lover conscript and makes him a soldier in life's battalions.The Kempton-Wace Letters|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for conscript
- a person who is enrolled for compulsory military service
- (as modifier)a conscript army