soldier of fortune


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soldier of fortune

n. pl. soldiers of fortune
One who will serve in any army or undertake risky tasks for personal gain or love of adventure.
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soldier of fortune

n
(Military) a man who seeks money or adventure as a soldier; mercenary
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sol′dier of for′tune


n.
a person who seeks riches or pleasure through adventurous, often military exploits.
[1655–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soldier of fortune - a person hired to fight for another country than their own
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
ninja - a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu
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soldier of fortune

noun
A freelance fighter:
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References in classic literature ?
I cannot explain the phenomena;I can only set down here in the words of an ordinary soldier of fortune a chronicle of the strange events that befell me during the ten years that my dead body lay undiscovered in an Arizona cave.
He is a true soldier of fortune, this dent-de-lion -- this lion's tooth, as the French chefs call him.
"And, notwithstanding my having done that," resumed D'Artagnan, "I, a soldier of fortune, it was quite simple, because by the side of that action, a little inconsiderate I admit, which I committed, but which the gravity of the case may excuse, I am circumspect and reserved."
Johnson camped cheerfully in them, sleeping soundly--too soundly sometimes--upon their trundle-beds, like the sturdy old soldier of fortune that he was, inured to hardship and all careless of himself.
There are no such concerns surrounding Soldier Of Fortune who was fifth in this race last year and looks to have been trained with the Arc in mind all season long.
He had earlier been only third to Soldier Of Fortune in the Prix Niel, when not expected to be cherry-ripe but this time around he won the other trial, the Prix Foy.
VC Bet: 7-4 Zarkava, 3 Duke Of Marmalade, 9-2 Soldier Of Fortune, 8 Vision D'Etat, 12 Getaway, Youmzain, 16 Meisho Samson, Papal Bull, 25 Ask, 33 bar.
Ladbrokes bet: 7-2 Zarkava, 4-1 Soldier Of Fortune, 6-1 New Approach, 10-1 Papal Bull, Prospect Wells, Getaway, Youmzain, 12-1 Vision D'Etat, 20-1 bar.
Soldier Of Fortune won the Coronation Cup for Aidan O'Brien earlier in the season and although he is no longer in the reckoning, the Bally-doyle team still have the odds-on ante-post favourite, Duke Of Marmalade.
French raider Getaway moved up to challenge on the rail but as Soldier Of Fortune quickened, the 5-4 market leader was squeezed our of the race.
Any rain they get he should appreciate but he does handle all types of grou Soldier Of Fortune could finish only fifth to Authorized in the Epsom Derby but following the Irish equivalent, O'Brien was at pains to emphasise just how much the horse had changed in his mental outlook.
So when you are trying to find the winner of tomorrow's Group One highlight at Longchamp, the stats say Soldier Of Fortune (4-1 Coral) can provide Aidan O'Brien with his first victory in the race.