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mercenary
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Dune
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as in: a mercenary soldier Define
a person hired to fight for a country other than their own
  • One of the mercenaries we knocked over was trying to get this blade from our dead Fremen friend.
  • But he took one final look around through the telescope — studying the plain with its tall ships, the gleaming metal hutment, the silent city, the frigates of the Harkonnen mercenaries.

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  • Idaho looked down the length of the table, said: "We’ve taken a force of Harkonnen mercenaries disguised as Fremen.
  • His mother, he knew, had turned, expected to meet a lasgun in the hands of Harkonnen mercenaries, and had recognized Duncan Idaho leaning out the ’thopter’s open door shouting: "Hurry!

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  • He enlisted as a mercenary.
  • For centuries, mercenaries were Switzerland’s chief export good.

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unspecified meaning
  • The mercenary says there’s a Harkonnen reward of a million Solaris for anyone who’ll bring in a single crysknife.

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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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