sol·​dier·​ing ˈsōl-jə-riŋ How to pronounce soldiering (audio)
: the life, service, or practice of one who soldiers

Examples of soldiering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around the country, billboards and posters glamorize soldiering. Michael Kimmage, Foreign Affairs, 13 Mar. 2024 But that boost alone wasn’t enough to result in a hoppy pale ale; most of the beer being shipped eastward was darker porter, the libation of the British working and soldiering class. Tony Rehagen, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2024 But there is no heroism, no heart, and very little great soldiering. Kyle Smith, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2023 So the updates are mostly subtle and cosmetic, with the big 5.3-liter V-12 soldiering on for one more year ahead of six-cylinder transplant for 1993. Dick Kelley, Car and Driver, 8 July 2023 In this book, a distinguished Scottish historian offers a vivid, if perhaps overly detailed, account of the remarkable successes Scots have enjoyed through the centuries in science, literature, art, business, and soldiering. Andrew Moravcsik, Foreign Affairs, 28 Feb. 2023 That instruction includes basic soldiering tasks like marksmanship and medical skills, along with training at platoon and company levels, and eventually larger exercises involving battalion-size units facing off against one another. Marc Santora,, 27 May 2023 Once deployed, the troops need instruction even on the most ancient practice of soldiering: how to dig, the leader said. Siobhán O'Grady and Kostiantyn Khudov, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Apr. 2023 Shine Global has tackled issues of child labor, child abuse, child soldiering, parental incarceration and undocumented immigration, as well as homelessness. Beatrice Verhoeven, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1643, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soldiering was in 1643

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“Soldiering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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