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SOLDIER. A military man; a private in the army.
     2. The constitution of the United States, amend. art. 3, directs that no soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the 'consent of the owner; nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Robot weapons (like the popular movie, Terminator) are also being developed to replace the common soldier. On the other hand, soldiers are being upgraded with weapons which can automatically fire when a target is locked.
She resigned as she wanted to marry a common soldier, which was by regulation not allowed to officers.
As the son of a deceased common soldier, I have refrained from divisive remarks on the controversial plan to bury or not to bury Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan.
He was just a common Soldier, And his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us We may need his like again.
While York's conversion to Christianity was the fulcrum of his personal life, this combat success changed his public life beyond all recognition, making him arguably the most famous common soldier of the twentieth century.
(4.6.11-29) The communion of brotherhood sealed by blood occurs not between a king and a common soldier, or between an earl and a foot soldier, but between two armigerous gentlemen.
The narrative of this work considers the common soldier as well as the prominent political and military figures in the conflict.
He preached the language of the common soldier, swore (and smoked) like a trooper, wrote letters home on their behalf, and generally convinced those in the trenches that he was one of them, not one of the others.
And, finally and most importantly, we need the commitment of all parties to the conflict, from the top commander to the common soldier, of their absolute resolve to respect, rather than attack, patients, health facilities and the MSF teams.
The greats of cinema from John Ford to Lewis Milestone, Wolfgang Petersen to Oliver Stone, have found the heroism of the common soldier one of the most potent themes for their classic films such as "The Lost Patrol" "A Walk in the Sun" "Das Boot" and "Platoon." With "Lone Survivor," writer-director Peter Berg has stepped with confidence and passion into those big army shoes.
In this 8.5x11", illustrated book, he chronicles the events of Britain's Mesopotamia Campaign, focusing on how the war affected the common soldier enduring extremes of heat and cold, the unreliability of Arab allies, and logistical problems brought on by the region's geography.