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volunteer army

noun
1.
a military force composed entirely of enlistees.
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  • The privates of the volunteer army are men of judgment, and will use it in spite of red tape and military discipline.

    An Artilleryman's Diary Jenkin Lloyd Jones
  • Let us take with us from Rome all of the volunteer army who are willing to follow us.

    Rule of the Monk Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • His father, a man of means, was prominent as one of the pioneers in organizing the volunteer army of Great Britain.

  • There was no pursuit or profession in the land which was not represented in the volunteer army.

    Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic
  • It is purely a volunteer army, and no one is obliged to remain in it.

    My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst
  • At the same time he formally declined the offer of Col. Roosevelt to raise a volunteer army for immediate service in France.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
  • His antecedents, his military record, entitled him to a high position in the volunteer army which was then gathering.

    Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic
  • That Division afterwards bore with honour his name, which has become legendary in the volunteer army.

    The Russian Turmoil Anton Ivanovich Denikin

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