Origin of desertion
OTHER WORDS FROM desertionpre·de·ser·tion, nounself-de·ser·tion, noun
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How to use desertion in a sentence
The dangerous prospects combined with low pay meant that finding crews for the ships was difficult and desertions ahead of launch day were high.The Hard-Drinking Playboys Who Made Transatlantic Sailing History|Allison McNearney|June 6, 2021|The Daily Beast
With viral online organizing, the idea of non-desertion agreements could spread quickly.
“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.
To cease living together for the time fixed by statute is not desertion unless this was done intentionally.
Desertion is a general ground of divorce, the law in every state prescribing a period of time, quite often three years.
But the Emperor could not forgive his desertion, and, thinking he would not benefit by his services, he refused them.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Have you any plea to urge beyond the natural one of her seemingly unprovoked desertion of you?The Mayor's Wife|Anna Katherine Green
The sense of the desertion by humankind, by God and mercy and rationality swept through me and overwhelmed my inner self.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell