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conscript

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Definition draft (force someone by law) into military service; or the person drafted
  • My grandfather was conscripted before there was a voluntary draft.
conscripted = drafted (forced by law) into military service
  • When there weren't enough volunteers, they resorted to conscription.
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • King Solomon conscripted laborers from all Israel—thirty thousand men.
    1 Kings 5:13 (NIV)
  • It was a convoy of conscripts enrolled from our people and starting to join the army.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Any one of them was rated a match for any ten ordinary Landsraad military conscripts.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Over thirty years, the IQ of Dutch conscripts rose twenty-one points and those of Spanish schoolchildren by ten points.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • 5 million active troops and a civilian population that could be conscripted into a suicide defense force.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • America scraping the bottom of the conscription barrel?
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • As regards the enemy's naval conscripts, some of whom may even share our own abhorrence of the regicidal French Directory, it is the same on our side.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The Nationalists conscripted First Brother five years ago.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • People whined about taxes and conscription, as they always have; but there was an emptiness beneath the apathetic passion play of politics.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • With war on the horizon, Rowan would face her greatest challenge; she needed stalwart volunteers, not halfhearted conscripts.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Is the glorious People's Army now conscripting egrets for its assault troops?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • That same month, American forces turned on Saipan's neighboring isle, Tinian, where the Japanese held five thousand Koreans, conscripted as laborers.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • We are making a huge conscript army without the time to implant the discipline that a conscript army must have, to behave properly under fire.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Sixteen years ago, not too far away from here, I guess those Russian conscripts sensed something very similar before someone slashed their throats.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • They threw me out before my second conscription for overweight.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It's a whole lot safer to have a blank file on your flank than to have an alleged soldier who is nursing the "conscript" syndrome.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • On one page she saw a list of headings: exchange controls, rationing, the mass evacuation of large towns, the conscription of labor.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • There you have it, conscript.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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