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Gulliver's Travels
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  • Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army, in the midst of peace, and among a free people.

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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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