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Veteran soldier   /vˈɛtərən sˈoʊldʒər/   Listen
Veteran soldier

A serviceman who has seen considerable active service.  Synonym: veteran.

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"Veteran soldier" Quotes from Famous Books

... interview with this celebrated hero, Putnam. In his person he is corpulent and clumsy, but carries a bold, undaunted front. He exhibits little of the refinements of a well-educated gentleman, but much of the character of the veteran soldier." ...
— "Old Put" The Patriot • Frederick A. Ober

... had met old friends, and it was whispered about who they were—the widow of a millionaire; Colonel Graham, one of the most dashing cavalry officers in the war which was still in all minds; Major St. John, a veteran soldier of the regular service, who had been wounded in the Mexican War and who was well and honorably known to the chief dignitaries of the former generation. Knowing all this, the quidnuncs complacently felt at first that they knew all. The next thing ...
— His Sombre Rivals • E. P. Roe

... army are rushing up—in the centre is an officer, on a blood Arab, carrying his wife. A veteran soldier on his left is supporting an exhausted youth who has sunk on his shield, and pointing out the path to the army. On the right, is a young man carrying up on his back his aged father who has lost his helmet—the trumpeter lower down, is blowing a blast ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Vol. XIX. No. 541, Saturday, April 7, 1832 • Various

Words linked to "Veteran soldier" :   man, veteran, military personnel, military man, serviceman

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