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mercenary
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • This body of soldiery—which still sustains a corporate existence, and marches down from past ages with an ancient and honourable fame—was composed of no mercenary materials.

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as in: a mercenary soldier Define
a person hired to fight for a country other than their own
as in: a mercenary attitude Define
marked by materialism or a profit orientation
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