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War and Peace
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  • It was a convoy of conscripts enrolled from our people and starting to join the army.
  • But to judge what is best—conscription or the militia—we can leave to the supreme authority….
  • The actions of Napoleon and Alexander, on whose words the event seemed to hang, were as little voluntary as the actions of any soldier who was drawn into the campaign by lot or by conscription.
  • After dinner, when the footman handed coffee and from habit began with the princess, the prince suddenly grew furious, threw his stick at Philip, and instantly gave instructions to have him conscripted for the army.
  • When a decision had to be taken regarding a domestic serf, especially if one had to be punished, he always felt undecided and consulted everybody in the house; but when it was possible to have a domestic serf conscripted instead of a land worker he did so without the least hesitation.
  • "It was your son’s turn to be conscripted, but no fear!
  • Evidently accustomed to managing debates and to maintaining an argument, he began in low but distinct tones: "I imagine, sir," said he, mumbling with his toothless mouth, "that we have been summoned here not to discuss whether it’s best for the empire at the present moment to adopt conscription or to call out the militia.

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  • My grandfather was conscripted before there was a voluntary draft.
  • When there weren’t enough volunteers, they resorted to conscription.

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