- desert varnish,
Origin of desertion
Examples from the Web for desertion
“I, Pvt. Eddie D. Slovik, 36896415, confess to the desertion of the United States Army…” it began.
A general read aloud the order that Pvt. Eddie Slovik was to be executed for the crime of desertion.
His desertion barely warranted a comment, but he was not hailed as a hero.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night|Nathan Bradley Bethea|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I believe I am the only colonel in the regular army who was ever court-martialed and convicted of desertion,” he laughed.
At CPAC, it was hard to find any declarations of defection or desertion should Romney win selection as GOP general-in-chief.CPAC’s Enthusiastic Crowd Polled for Romney and Cheered for Palin|Michael Medved|February 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then his bought Judge can quietly grant a separation for desertion, after Natalie has returned to France.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
This desertion drove Jean de Ville and his followers to despair.Belgium|George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
To prevent such a desertion as this, he contrived the following very desperate stratagem.Xerxes|Jacob Abbott
Had Phœbe known the result of this desertion, she would never have consented to it.The Panchronicon|Harold Steele Mackaye
The blankness and awfulness of the pall that had settled upon the country after his desertion had not yet been dissipated.Peggy Owen at Yorktown|Lucy Foster Madison
1590s, from Middle French désertion (early 15c.), from Late Latin desertionem (nominative desertio) "a forsaking, abandoning," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin deserere (see desert (v.)).