having formerly served in the armed forces
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How to use ex-service in a sentence
The general free allowance is 200, increased in 1920 to 500 for new or re-opened businesses of ex-service men.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
To any ex-service man I hold out my hand as the unit who saved us from becoming a German colony.Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo | William Le Queux
"Soldiers are very dissatisfied with the way in which ex-service men are now being treated," states a Sunday paper.
The Pill Trade has fallen on evil days; no ex-service men seem to require pills.
How could I make him understand moving picture shows, and German competition, and ex-service men out of jobs?They Call Me Carpenter | Upton Sinclair