Many soldiers were wounded in combat.
one of the goals of war is to keep as many soldiers as possible from being killed
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In June, Israeli soldiers mounted a two-day incursion into Jenin, the largest military operation in the occupied West Bank in decades.—Hazem Balousha, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 Prior to their invention, British soldiers wore topcoats made of heavy wool that would become even heavier when wet.—Isaiah Freeman-Schub, Robb Report, 21 Sep. 2023 There was nothing more satisfying than landing a good headshot on an enemy soldier vacating a building full of mustard gas.—WIRED, 20 Sep. 2023 Another 20 people, including 17 US soldiers, were brought in for questioning but not detained, and sent to the prosecution for further investigation, police said.—Gawon Bae, CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 About a month later, soldiers fight in Yorktown, Va., in the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.—Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2023 Crowds of people on the Haitian side gathered under the shade of trees as armed Dominican soldiers patrolled entry points and military planes roared overhead.—Martín Adames Alcántara and Dánica Coto, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Sep. 2023 But in more remote areas, including western Ierapetra, the soldiers were told to show no mercy to anyone.—Carolyn Hagler, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Sep. 2023 Residents swept rubble off the main road into town and people cheered when trucks full of soldiers arrived.—Sam Metz and Mosa'ab Elshamy, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Sep. 2023
The little prince soldiered through the festivities though not without some signature cheeky facial expressions.—Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 6 May 2023 If China tries to soldier through its outbreak, without reimposing public health measures or ramping up vaccinations, scientists are concerned that many more may needlessly die.—Benjamin Mueller, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2022 By hoarding minerals, the hollow osteoderms could have allowed Rapetosaurus to soldier on in an unforgiving environment.—Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 2 Dec. 2011 The city’s designers, respectfully, chose to soldier on.—Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2022 Although the evidence is mixed, my recommendation would be to try to soldier thru the post-vaccination discomfort.—Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2022 On March 23 in Manchester England, Hearn and bassist Jim Creeggan both tested positive for Covid-19, and frontman Ed Robertson and drummer Tyler Stewart opted to soldier on as a duo, for the first time ever.—Gary Graff, cleveland, 27 June 2022 Curt Casali spent last year watching Buster Posey try to soldier through two-thirds of the San Francisco Giants’ games behind the plate despite playing with a lot of physical discomfort.—Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 June 2022 There was no treatment, I was told, and left to soldier on as if nothing was happening, for fear I’d be accused of being slovenly yet again.—Erin Prater, Fortune, 11 June 2022 See More
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Middle English soudeour, from Anglo-French soudeer, soudeour mercenary, from soudee shilling's worth, wage, from sou, soud shilling, from Late Latin solidus solidus