soldier on

phrasal verb

soldiered on; soldiering on; soldiers on
: to continue to do something or to try to achieve something even though it is difficult
The researchers encountered many problems but they soldiered on.

Examples of soldier on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first-generation M3 soldiered on in ever-more-potent iterations until 1991, with just short of 18,000 units produced throughout its lifecycle. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 8 July 2024 Russian drone and artillery relentlessly target Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines. Shannon Rae Green, USA TODAY, 23 June 2024 Israeli soldiers on the border with Lebanon have also used a catapult rarely used by military forces since the 16th century. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 14 June 2024 The construction workers who were supposed to build pads for the heavier R-14 missiles had not yet arrived, so the soldiers on hand had to do all the work. Sergey Radchenko, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2023 See all Example Sentences for soldier on 

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“Soldier on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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