muster out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v muster out release from military service
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Usage

In literature:

Are you of opinion that I can muster resolution and hold out so as not to come back within the time?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
He was the last man discharged previous to the general mustering out.
"History of Company E of the Sixth Minnesota Regiment of Volunteer Infantry" by Alfred J. Hill
Sam cursed her again, and sat down to wait with what patience he could muster until it should slowly sink out of sight.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Besides, Muster Fenwick, it's clean out of all reason.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
In May, 1865, he was mustered out of the service.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
After being mustered out of the army he came to live in Georgetown, but just where his home was I cannot discover.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Some of you have been mustered out of service; many more are soon to return to your homes.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
Having been honorably mustered out, he lost no time in looking about for an occupation.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
Even Cynthia Badlam got out a phrase or two which passed muster in the midst of the general excitement.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
The Nation was at peace and its warriors mustered out.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

The hero of
Affairs of love
By far too numerous to be mentioned,
And scarred as I'm,
It seemeth time
That I were mustered out and pensioned.
"Quitting Again" by Eugene Field
But we mustered out, some to beer and gruel
And some to sherry and shad,
And I went back to the Sawbones School,
Where I still was an undergrad.
"Rags" by Edmund Vance Cooke
"'Tis vain; for I have done
With camp and march and battle. Ere the dawn
Shall I be mustered out of your command,
And mustered into the Grand Host of heaven.'
"Pauline - Part I - The Captain's Story" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
The foeman need not dread
This gathering of the brave;
Without sword or flag, and with soundless tread,
We muster once more our deathless dead,
Out of each lonely grave.
"March Of The Deathless Dead" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Then "Fall in! Fall in!" the commanders did cry,
And the men mustered out, ready to do and to die,
As British soldiers are always ready to do,
But, alas, on this occasion their numbers were but few.
"The Hero of Rorke's Drift" by William Topaz McGonagall
His tackle muster'd, out he set;
Good-morrow bid to all he met.
You'd know, the moment he appears,
His errand, by his goose and sheers.
In jovial mood he cross'd the stile:
His whistle sounded half a mile.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton

In news:

Finally, an Oakland political leader has mustered the courage to stand up to Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts and call him out in the press.
Gunner 's military trainers declared him "excess" – a term which meant he was no longer fit for duty and would be mustered out.
These " clippers " move so fast they usually only muster a light snowfall though gusty winds can make for the look of an all out snowstorm at the height of the event.
I muster up the energy to raise my head and see a girl in her twenties relaxing on a rock and gazing out to sea.
Gen Odon Guitar set out for Fulton with two companies of the 9th Missouri State Militia Cavalry Regiment to disarm and muster out of the service three companies of troops from St Charles County.
Throughout the years, some local history buffs have tried to muster a charge to rename Harveys Lake on the basis of a Colonial map - that turned out to have been very much off the mark.
A day after pounding out a 24-16 win over California in the US title game, the Goodlettsville, Tenn. Sluggers could only muster two hits.
The Brewers jumped out to a 1-0 lead over the Cardinals on Saturday night, but that would be all they could muster against Cards' ace Adam Wainwright in a 6-1 loss at Busch Stadium.
To find out how much power these little speakers could muster, we tested three baby boomboxes.
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