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[sohl-jer-lee] /ˈsoʊl dʒər li/
of, like, or befitting a soldier.
Origin of soldierly
1570-80; soldier + -ly
Related forms
soldierliness, noun Unabridged
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  • His religious opinions and private morals were less acceptable to the colony than his soldierly qualities.
  • It never dawned on them that it isn't race but cause that makes people soldierly or not.
  • Solid chocolate shaped in a myriad of exciting confections travelled in neat soldierly processions toward the wrapping department.
  • The essence is knife-sharp pragmatism wedded to soldierly selflessness.
  • As a whole the appearance of the regiment was imposing and soldierly.
  • For good conduct and soldierly bearing he was promoted to sergeant, and for some time was acting sergeant-major of the regiment.
British Dictionary definitions for soldierly


of or befitting a good soldier
Derived Forms
soldierliness, noun
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