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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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But then, as intellectuals (who've never worn a spiffy soldierly uniform ever, except maybe when ROTC was in vogue) will tell you, military intelligence is an oxymoron.
Though the film doesn't have the vast A-list cast of Dutta's LOC Kargil (where everybody from Sanjay Dutt and Nagarjuna to Saif Ali Khan and Dutta protege Abhishek Bachchan pitched in with soldierly solidarity), the handsomely muted cast of Paltan is impressively uniformed.
Pakistani military has moved beyond the soldierly profession and assumed constabulary functions.
mutilated soldierly bodies and to reject the militaristic swagger that
Though the Civil War and the American Revolution provided good soldierly material too, they lacked tanks, bazookas, and flame throwers.
"The Prime Minister and others who constantly tell me to be afraid, frankly, speaking soldierly about it, they can b*gger off.
If we forget that in the last resort we can only secure peace by being ready and willing to fight for it, we may someday have bitter cause to realize that a rich nation which is slothful, timid, or unwieldy is an easy prey for any people which still retains those most valuable of all qualities, the soldierly virtues." (1)
Det Sgt Moss said he stood out because of his "soldierly bearing."
Stephen Conway underscores the commonalities of structure, function, composition, and soldierly attitude among European armies.
Chapter 12 of the memoir, "Restoring Power to People," Almonte details his transformation from a mere military man doing ordinary soldierly duties to a political operator with ambitions to be involved in strategic planning in anti-insurgency and foreign policy and in academe-based think tanks of the Marcos regime, against the background of the Cold War into which he was drawn with assignments in undercover work in Vietnam and Cambodia during the Vietnam War.