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Origin of corporal1
synonym study for corporal
OTHER WORDS FROM corporalcor·po·ral·i·ty, nouncor·po·ral·ly, adverb
Words nearby corporal
Definition for corporal (2 of 3)
- a noncommissioned officer ranking above a private first class in the U.S. Army or lance corporal in the Marines and below a sergeant.
- a similar rank in the armed services of other countries.
Origin of corporal2
OTHER WORDS FROM corporalcor·po·ral·cy, cor·po·ral·ship, noun
Definition for corporal (3 of 3)
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Example sentences from the Web for corporal
From September 2013 to October 2020, Stewart collected nearly $74,000 in medical and educational benefits from the VA by falsely claiming he had been honorably discharged at the rank of Marine corporal.Contractor Who Was Awarded $34.5 Million in Government Money and Provided Zero Masks Pleads Guilty to Fraud|by J. David McSwane|February 3, 2021|ProPublica
Student leaders are demanding constitutional reform and new elections, as well as protections for LGBTQ people and an end to corporal punishment in schools.Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Thailand's protests: "No one knows where the limit is"|Dave Lawler|October 1, 2020|Axios
In an act of corporal punishment that we at the Daily Beast do not condone, Joseph grabbed Him by the ear and “pulled hard.”
By the end of his life, the memories of corporal punishment at the hands of his teachers were vivid.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, corporal punishment has the undesirable quality that the more you use it, the less effective it becomes.
In fact, 19 states, including Texas, still allow corporal punishment in schools.The Adrian Peterson Beating and the Christian Right's Love of Corporal Punishment|Amanda Marcotte|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The marksman, a lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards, was 930 yards from his target when he squeezed the trigger.The Greatest Sniper Shot in History: Six Taliban Killed With One Bullet|Nico Hines|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The corporal, rather chalky-looking under his tan, stepped forward and laid a hand on MacRae's shoulder.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The guerrillas had hung the body of the corporal from a tree and there it dangled over the road, a gruesome object.
After he was securely bound he was forced to stand while the two, with foul epithets, hung the body of the corporal over the road.
A corporal immediately exclaimed, "I'm too deep already; I am up to the middle."
The bronze seemed to deepen in the corporal's face, but it was turned steadily towards his officer.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss