veteran, veteran soldier(noun)
a serviceman who has seen considerable active service
"the veterans laughed at the new recruits"
veteran, vet, ex-serviceman(noun)
a person who has served in the armed forces
veteran, old-timer, oldtimer, old hand, warhorse, old stager, stager(adj)
an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
rendered competent through trial and experience
"a seasoned traveler"; "veteran steadiness"; "a veteran officer"
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a lifelong professional soldier, a guardsman, the stalwart professionals least likely to run, a soldier with resolve.
despite overwhelming enemy strength, the grognards held the line and drove them back with heavy losses.
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We have a group of young players here in Minnesota, a nucleus of young guys that were really coming into their own in a lot of ways, i think some of those guys were ready to take the next step in their career offensively, and a couple of those guys were doing that at the same time. We also complemented them with some quality, veteran players.
I moved to Detroit the day they filed for bankruptcy, america’s middle class was created here. As a returning veteran, I wanted to help America here at home and make Detroit a better place.
Trust is something that is aimed every single day one veteran at a time, if I can solve [one veteran's] problem I've earned one bit of trust.
One of the drunk kids pulled a veteran American flag out of the ground and [we] made the boy put it back. This all happened Friday afternoon, through the night, into the late morning.
I think it kind of blows their mind a little bit that I'm a combat veteran of the 1st Cavalry Division and now they are seeing me on stage at their school, they are surprised that I have a job that makes me look like a normal person, (yet) associated with something that makes them think I'm not normal.
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- محارب قديمArabic
- erfaren, veteranDanish
- παλαίμαχος, βετεράνοςGreek
- veteraani, sotaveteraani, konkariFinnish
- ervaren, oud-strijder, veteraanDutch
- siláołtsooídę́ę́ʼ nádzá, siláołtsooí nilį́į́ ńtʼę́ʼę́ę, naazbaaʼíNavajo, Navaho
- kombatant, weteranPolish
- veteran-, erfaren, veteranSwedish
- cựu chiến binhVietnamese
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