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  1. having formerly served in the armed forces
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Examples from the Web for ex-service

Historical Examples

  • Like everybody else that one knows, Kidger is an ex-service man.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, August 4th, 1920


  • The ex-service men were to gather on the stroke of midnight.

  • He told me he is now carrying a dozen ex-service men merely because he hasn't the heart to let them go.

    The Go-Getter

    Peter B. Kyne

  • The general free allowance is 200, increased in 1920 to 500 for new or re-opened businesses of ex-service men.

  • She would make a neighborly call on the wife of the ex-service man at Bear Creek ranch.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring