foreign legion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foreign legion a military unit composed of foreign volunteers who serve the state
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Usage

In literature:

A man who has won his commission from the ranks of the Foreign Legion is a rarity almost unheard of, yet this one had done it.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
If Congress hems and haws over it much longer, I'll get my gun and join the Foreign Legion.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Into the Foreign Legion drifted everything that was doubtful, and many that were criminal.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
He had enough left-overs from the evacuation to organize what in irony he called his Foreign Legion.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The "foreign legion," composed of 8,000 men, was to remain in Mexico six years after all the other French troops should have been recalled.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
He had been a lieutenant in the Foreign Legion, and lost his right foot before Constantine.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
During the night, the French brought in elements of the Foreign Legion and entrenched the consulate grounds.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
He enrolled himself in the foreign legion and fought gallantly against his former comrades.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
The leader of the Foreign Legion was sitting on a table.
"The Key to Yesterday" by Charles Neville Buck
He served two campaigns with the Foreign Legion against the Carlists in Spain in 1837-38, returning to Africa as captain in 1839.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

His orders run through all their hosts,
Legions descend at his command
To shield and guard the British coasts,
When foreign rage invades our land.
"Hymn 112" by Isaac Watts

In news:

How to join the French Foreign Legion.
Nothing like Bastille Day to get you thinking about the glamorous French Foreign Legion, which was formed in 1831.
Drogba joins China's foreign legion .
Foreign legion has come to Crimson Tide's rescue.
With Foreign Legion energy, Glencore's Murray scales business.
During five years in the French Foreign Legion , Glencore International Chairman Simon Murray was sent on missions ranging from death defying to merely gruesome.
How to join the French Foreign Legion .
A Tale of the French Foreign Legion .
At first the intelligence officers at the headquarters of the French Foreign Legion in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria, were puzzled.
Joint sponsors of the event are Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No 5903 and American Legion Post No 394.
On behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 839 and the American Legion Post 46 combined (all-volunteer) Honor Guard we want to thank you for your generous contributions.
He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Monette American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Denis's sensational transposition of "Billy Budd" to a French Foreign Legion post on the horn of Africa is a mosaic of pulverized shards.
Burial will be in First Lutheran Cemetery in rural Trimont, with full military honors by the Thomas P Saxton American Legion Post #356 and Sherburn Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8261.
Billie was a member of the Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.
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