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silent service

noun, (sometimes initial capital letters)
the submarine service (usually preceded by the).
Origin of silent service
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In silent service to our country, they accepted great risks, and they bore heavy burdens.
  • Granted, their service is almost always a silent service.

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