enlistment

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n enlistment the act of enlisting (as in a military service)
    • n enlistment a period of time spent in military service
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: President George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart in 1782. It's a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers.
    • Enlistment The act or enlisting, or the state of being enlisted; voluntary enrollment to serve as a soldier or a sailor.
    • Enlistment The writing by which an enlisted man is bound.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: John Philip Sousa enlisted in the Marines at age 13. He worked as an apprentice in the band.
    • n enlistment The act of enlisting, or the state of being enlisted; the levying of soldiers or sailors by voluntary enrolment.
    • n enlistment The writing by which a soldier (other than one who has entered the military service under a commission as an officer) is bound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Enlistment act of enlisting: state of being enlisted
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Quotations

  • Paul P. Parker
    Paul P. Parker
    “You can handle people more successfully by enlisting their feelings than by convincing their reason.”

Usage

In literature:

The regiment in which Paul enlisted was ordered to Cairo, in Illinois, where it joined several others.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The first crusade was organized in France, and it enlisted an army of 800,000.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
The idea came back to him, if the sergeant was still there he would enlist at once.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
By such language he induced several men, who had only small families, to enlist.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
Whittier, Lowell, Longfellow, each enlisted his muse in the crusade.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
It really had been hard work to enlist men or boys in this army.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The good men must enlist on the side of the good forces.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The term of enlistment was a year; four battalions were to be raised in Corsica.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Through this channel I enlisted for the Confederate service.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
The loss of the half-hearted and the materialists was outweighed by the enlistment of the enthusiasts for humanity.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
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In poetry:

Wi' murderers he did agree,
To help them wi' a cruelty.
He likewise did the thieves enlist,
In time o' need they might assist;
"Address To Satan" by Susannah Hawkins
A pair of shoulders strong and wide,
Like country clown enlisting ;
Bare arms long dangling by the side,
And shoes of ragged listing !
"Female Fashions for 1799" by Mary Darby Robinson
But in this great hour of trysting
Life is opened, its course brightened,
Growth eternal calls, enlisting
Every spirit-power heightened.
"They Have Found Each Other" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
He began as a labourer, then was a clerk;
Drove a hansom in London by way of a "lark;"
Enlisted, deserted, and finally fled
Abroad, and was thought by his friends to be dead.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling
And now, my dear Sally, you're chang'd to a wife,
And I am enlisted a husband for life.
The darts, and the flames, and the killings are o'er,
With all the false ware Cupid keeps in his store.
"The Wedding Night" by William Hutton
"I'm anxious to enlist, sir, I am a Briton true,
To fight the mailed fist, sir, the Kaiser and his crew."
Thus answered Dr. Brown,--"Sir, in one main point you lack;
I'll have to turn you down, sir, because your teeth don't track."
"Unemployed" by Abner Cosens

In news:

But on his first solo disc, Unrest, Øye embraces the digital world, enlisting 10 different electronic producers from across the globe to augment his tunes.
Sanofi Pasteur enlists actor Chris O'Donnell in flu vaccine campaign.
There will be times you'll have to enlist the help of a petsitter to watch over your furry friends while you're away.
Sweaty, shirtless men in intimate situations with other sweaty muscular men were rendered to attract impressionable men of age to enlist.
A city councilwoman this week muted her recent critique of her Hercules counterpart's enlistment of a Pinole employee to help silence a blogger, explaining that the intent was not to indict -- or defame -- anyone.
Tori Spelling enlisted son Liam, 2, to be her workout buddy as she did squats in her backyard in Los Angeles.
Nokia Enlists Perry the Platypus for Smartphone Comeback.
She enlisted in the Women's Army Corps in 1943 and served both in the United States and overseas.
Romney Campaign Enlists Help of 'Killer Whale' Project to Get Out the Vote.
Before negotiations are set to begin, President Obama will be working to enlist support from key constituencies to back his views on solving the fiscal crisis.
School enlists Alarm Lock to install field-proven and keypad-less standalone access control lock.
At the young age of 18, he decided to enlist in the armed forces.
Disney and Marvel's to-do list: Re-enlist Downey, Whedon.
PBS NewsHour Romney Campaign Enlists Help of Orca Project to Get Vote Out PBS.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Force.
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In science:

Here index ω enlists the codons, and ˜fω ∈ eF is quasi-equilibrium frequency.
Codon Usage Bias Measured Through Entropy Approach
Here the index j enlists the synonymous codons encoding the same amino acid, and Ji is the set of such codons for i-th amino acid, and ϕi is the frequency of that latter.
Codon Usage Bias Measured Through Entropy Approach
We have, as investigators of the universe, enlisted machines to do a lot of our understanding for us.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
We have enlisted all the identities below: 1.
The dynamical origin of the refinement of the Gribov-Zwanziger theory
We now enlist a few applications of Theorem 3.1 for the operator L = H , the Dziok Srivastava operator, by taking y(z) = √1 + z as dominant.
Subordination and superordination for multivalent functions defined by linear operators
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