drafted for military or naval service: There was some discussion about which was better, an all-volunteer army or a conscripted army.
pressed or compelled into service: Finally, I wish to acknowledge the hurriedly conscripted actors who worked hard under time pressure to make the play a success.
the simple past tense and past participle of conscript.
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How to use conscripted in a sentence
According to Harold Marcuse, author of Legacies of Dachau, replacement leader Heinrich Wicker had roughly 560 personnel at his disposal, including Hungarian troops and conscripted inmates from a disciplinary prison inside the camp.How Dachau’s American Liberator Protected Nazi POWs | Pallabi Munsi | November 11, 2020 | Ozy
In his youth, Dovlatov was conscripted to guard one, satisfying the requirement for military service.
He was stopped while trying to return to the U.S. and conscripted.1,000 Americans Are Serving in the Israeli Army and They Aren’t Alone | Chris Allbritton | July 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the years 1914-18, women flooded into the workplace to take on the toil of men conscripted to fight.
conscripted to serve, these people are separated from their children only to mother others.
I began thinking about refusing to [be] conscripted into the Israeli Army during the “Cast Lead” operation in 2008.
In two or three hours he came for my decision, and I told him that I had concluded to wait until I was conscripted.Nurse and Spy in the Union Army | S. Emma E. Edmonds
Former laborers had fled or had been conscripted, jailed, or killed.The Haciendas of Mexico | Paul Alexander Bartlett
They fired their rifles and pistols; they caroused and conscripted fighters.The Haciendas of Mexico | Paul Alexander Bartlett
Often a man when conscripted would have sufficient influence to be at once detailed, and would never join his company.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama | Walter L. Fleming
Though "conscripted," as it were, and rather a passive agent, I could see no wrong in the proceeding.Marse Henry (Vol. 1) | Henry Watterson