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.

soldier of fortune

n
(Military) a man who seeks money or adventure as a soldier; mercenary

sol′dier of for′tune


n.
a person who seeks riches or pleasure through adventurous, often military exploits.
[1655–65]
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

soldier of fortune

noun
A freelance fighter:
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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.
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.
O'Brien, right, is monitoring ground conditions in Paris, hoping for no "extremes" on Sunday as Dylan Thomas needs good or faster ground while Soldier Of Fortune will handle a good or easier surface.
Mayor Goodman's office delivered the city proclamation to Brown on Tuesday, prompting the Soldier of Fortune founder to say this was the first time he and his 24-year-old magazine had ever received such an honor from a local government.
For his actions and bravery, Soldier of Fortune proudly honors Joel Myrick as the second recipient of the annual Soldier of Fortune Humanitarian Award, given exclusively to those whose actions have saved lives.
High Chaparral and Shirocco were both beaten at Longchamp before winning in the US, and Soldier Of Fortune, who won the Coronation Cup this year, has not been exposed to as hard a campaign as stablemates Duke Of Marmalade and Henrythenavigator.
Soldier Of Fortune was completing a double for Johnny Murtagh after Mrs Lindsay's win from Passage Of Time in the Prix Vermeille.
Designed by legendary Quake level author Neil Manke for Rysher Entertainment, the new QUAKE II levels exploit unbelievable 3D graphics to bring the Soldier of Fortune, Inc.
French stewards on Tuesday threw out an appeal by the It's Gino team, who alleged that photo-finish evidence suggested the German star, who will miss the rest of the year after sustaining a slight injury in the Arc, had finished marginally in front of Soldier Of Fortune.
If the dead-heat finally stands, then the owners of It's Gino and Soldier Of Fortune will share a total of EUR685,600.
But second choice for O'Brien is usually better than first option for others, as Derby fifth Soldier Of Fortune proved with a powerpacked nine-length victory, with Alexander Of Hales short-heading Epsom runner-up Eagle Mountain for the silver medal.

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