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sol·dier

 (sōl′jər)
n.
1. One who serves in an army.
2. An enlisted person or a noncommissioned officer.
3. An active, loyal, or militant follower of an organization.
4.
a. A nonreproductive ant or termite that has a large head and powerful jaws.
b. One of a group of honeybees that swarm in defense of a hive.
intr.v. sol·diered, sol·dier·ing, sol·diers
1. To be or serve as a soldier.
2. To make a show of working in order to escape punishment.
Phrasal Verb:
soldier on
To continue to do something, especially when it is difficult or tedious; persevere: "As Russia decayed, these Siberians soldiered on, finding ways to live and enjoy life" (Jeffrey Tayler).

[Middle English soudier, mercenary, from Anglo-Norman soudeour, soldeier and Old French soudoior, soudier, both from Old French sol, soud, sou, from Late Latin solidum, soldum, pay, from solidus, solidus; see solidus.]

sol′dier·ship′ n.

soldier on

vb
(intr, adverb) to persist in one's efforts in spite of difficulties, pressure, etc
Translations
يَسْتَمِر رَغْم الصُّعوبات
vytrvat
fortsætte ufortrødent
rendíthetetlenül tovább dolgozik
halda ótrauîur áfram
çalışmayı sürdürmek

w>soldier on

viunermüdlich weitermachen; two of them soldiered on to the topzwei kämpften sich bis zum Gipfel vor

soldier

(ˈsəuldʒə) noun
a member (usually male) of an army, often one who is not an officer. The boy wants to be a soldier when he grows up.
soldier on
to keep going despite difficulties etc. There have been several power-cuts in the office, but we are trying to soldier on (despite them).
References in classic literature ?
There was then delivered out to every soldier on duty, thirty-six rounds of powder and ball; the drums beat; and the whole force was under arms at sunset.
then I and every other soldier on the whole place are up and out in a minute, except uncle Thomas, who is most unaccountably lazy, I don't know why, but I have talked to him about it, and I reckon it will be better, now.
One day, sitting in his chief petty officer's office, a poster caught his eye promoting a Nijmegen training opportunity with Soldier On, a program which encourages rehabilitation of members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces through sport.
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