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A member of the armed forces who deserts:‘deserters from the army’
absconder, runaway, renegade, fugitive, truant, escapeedefector, turncoat, traitor, betrayer, apostateratView synonyms
- ‘The marshland areas were areas that dissidents could go and hide in, deserters from the army could go and hide in.’
- ‘He had become a deserter from the U.S. military - a crime punishable by prison, or even death.’
- ‘After 30 days of being AWOL a serviceman is considered a deserter, and a warrant is issued for his arrest.’
- ‘Jean may be an army deserter, but he still maintains an air of heroism.’
- ‘This structure should also have responsibility to search for deserters.’
- ‘There may be thousands of potential deserters fleeing the Army, and they're trying to hide the scandal.’
- ‘We cannot deny the fact that many military deserters are known to be potential terrorists and criminals.’
- ‘In addition, about half a million Italian deserters had melted into the landscape.’
- ‘The Indian Army declared him a deserter when he did not return.’
- ‘Considered a deserter by the Red Army, he was convicted of treason.’
- ‘What will today's conscientious objectors and military deserters look like?’
- ‘The thousands of draft-dodgers and deserters who evaded each call-up showed clearly enough that the army's appeal was far from universal.’
- ‘‘We have arrested the culprits who include a deserter from the Army,’ says a forest official.’
- ‘Rather than finding the deserters, the army tends simply to write off the missing soldiers and dismiss them in their absence.’
- ‘In the American and British armies deserters were almost always infantrymen.’
- ‘Or they were acting on their own authority, in which case they are the equivalent of mutineers, deserters, or traitors in the field.’
- ‘With the help of military deserters, they stormed the prison and forced its surrender, massacring the commander who had fired on them early in the attack.’
- ‘Peter, at first so quiet and unassuming, turns out to be an Army deserter.’
- ‘Soldiers are considered deserters when they remain AWOL for more than 30 days.’
- ‘U.S. military records list him as an Army deserter.’
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