Words nearby desertion
Origin of desertion
OTHER WORDS FROM desertionpre·de·ser·tion, nounself-de·ser·tion, noun
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