Soldier

Sol"dier

, v. i. 1. To serve as a soldier.
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2. To make a pretense of doing something, or of performing any task. [Colloq.U.S.]
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In this sense the vulgar pronounciation (s"jr) is jocosely preserved.
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It needs an opera glass to discover whether the leaders are pulling, or only soldiering.
C. D. Warner.
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