swell the ranks

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Running in among them to swell the ranks, I was very near the chaise when it rolled away; and I had a lively impression made upon me, in the midst of the noise and dust, of having seen Mr.
Fuechtmann also stated that Democratic policies "have hurt African Americans and others for half a century." The CBPP says: "Taken together, the cuts are far deeper than any ever enacted and would deepen poverty and hardship and swell the ranks of the uninsured.
They're really bothered because they know the problem isn't solely down to the lack of candidates, it's more likely down to privatisation of the recruitment service, which is now run by Capita, or Crapita, as it's known by army recruiters desperate to swell the ranks.
Reduced to mere "procreation machines" to swell the ranks of a regime that only serves its interests, these women are suffering a lot because of their precarious state and the forced deportation of their children to distant countries to be raised in the ideology of hatred, he lamented.
This is of course the same master strategist Black who once proposed that Canada should swell the ranks of its regular force military by simply conscripting the unemployed masses.
Barratt Developments North East will swell the ranks by 600 this year alone as it strives to meet targets, while Alnwick-based Cussins is taking on some 500 new employees.
Definitely not for the narrative-minded, "Joy of Man's Desiring" will please if not swell the ranks of Cote admirers.
[but] a lack of political will." And when he matter-of-factly catalogs the regressive policy tenets that lock in and swell the ranks of the "working poor," to take but one example, it feels hard to disagree.
Hydraquip, a national company with 10 locations across the country, formed a rescue package which has safeguarded the remaining workforce and it is now seeking to re-employ people to swell the ranks.
COVENTRY Cathedral is to host a volunteer recruitment morning to help swell the ranks of tour guides and helpers at the city's main attraction.
It includes proposals for the easy transfer of Defence Forces personnel to An Garda Siochana to help swell the ranks of the force.
A Wall Street Journal reporter found out why: Many of the chanting protesters were non-union day workers hired by carpenters' union officials to swell the ranks of the demonstrators, to make the union look more powerful.