noun, plural mer·ce·nar·ies.
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Her portrayal as a battle-hardened mercenary was met with positive reviews, with many lauding her on-screen performance as an inspiration for young women.Gina Carano is off ‘The Mandalorian’ over ‘abhorrent and unacceptable’ social media posts, Lucasfilm says|Timothy Bella|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Zambernardi also controlled a team of mercenaries he called Rudos—“tough guys”—from Mexico’s corrupt and violent Federal Judicial Police.Lunik: Inside the CIA’s audacious plot to steal a Soviet satellite|Bobbie Johnson|January 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have outsourced their fighting in Yemen and Libya to brutal mercenaries of the Darfur civil war.
Some of these mercenaries were basically employed knights, who lacked fiefs, and thus were paid salaries by their overlords.
His second-in-command was the marechal, who was responsible for paying the mercenaries, organizing the fighting divisions and playing his supervisory role in regards to the discipline and equipment of the army.
As a former agent himself, Horrigan hopes to disabuse renters of the notion that brokers are mercenary con artists.
“I did not have enough money to bribe the judge, so I decided to become a mercenary,” Mozhayev told a local reporter.
The scene ends with a Street Fighter-like battle between Captain America and a mercenary.How ‘Captain America’ Almost Got It Right but Ended Up Being a Dud|Sujay Kumar|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By mid-to-late evening, there was overwhelming evidence that Russia was using a mix of mercenary and conscript forces.
A dreamy, blue-eyed rebel is approached by a mercenary wearing a scary mask.‘Sleepy Hollow’ Is TV’s Craziest, Most Over-the-Top New Show ... And You Should Watch It|Amy Zimmerman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
If all the world did not wag his way, so much the worse for cold-blooded mercenary superfluous beings.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
But this pious reverence gave place to a more mercenary spirit, and the trade in relics became a traffic of infamy and disgrace.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
It is perhaps something of a surprise to find him a mercenary in seventeenth-century Holland; but the old touch is there.
The first were large bands of discharged mercenary soldiers who pillaged the country.