all able-bodied people

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all able-bodied people

Anyone and everyone who is able to help or contribute to a cause in some way. I'm calling on all able-bodied men and women in the area to lend a hand restoring the local church this weekend.
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August 30,1914: In a speech at Huddersfield Mission on Queen Street the Rev B Gregory urged all able-bodied men to join up and fight for their country.
In South Korea, all able-bodied men are required to carry out compulsory military service for about two years as the country face North Korea across the heavily fortified border.
Eritrea imposes unlimited military service, with low wages, on all able-bodied men and women.
That has been the key reason cited by Eritreans, who accounted for most applications to Switzerland last year and whose country imposes unlimited and under-paid military service on all able-bodied men and women.
By the 1830s, records indicate that almost all able-bodied men were engaged in pearling, and the pearling era reached its peak in the second half of the 19th century.
The situation will, apparently, make the authorities conscript all able-bodied men to strengthen their military.
With the country at war and all able-bodied men needed to fight, there was a shortage of labour on farms.
In my opinion, all able-bodied men should build their own brick barbecue.
While all able-bodied men aged 18-45 were conscripted into the armed forces, thousands risked their lives on the Home Front too, and others served through the Home Guard, the land girls, air raid wardens and Bevin boys.
It states that all able-bodied men must practise archery on a Sunday before going to church,'' explains John Windust, who coaches at the Corus Deeside club and is North Wales' representative on the board of the Welsh Archery Association (WAA).
The old men seemed to exist as a rebuke, relics of the empire that had mastered the Depression and fought a two-front war, in which all able-bodied men participated, as opposed to departing for Sweden or declaring themselves homosexual or sheltering in law school or faking murmurs of the heart, and still had resources left over to rehabilitate the nations of Europe and Asia while defending them against the Stalinist scourge; and at that critical moment managed to assemble the most talented cohort of public servants since the Founding Fathers, men who were poor when they entered government and poor when they left it, often with damaged reputations, owing to the recklessness of Senator McCarthy.
13, 1636 when the Massachusetts General Court in Salem, for the first time in the history of the North American continent, established that all able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were required to join the militia.
In fact, because the militia was considered to be all able-bodied men "two months after the Second Amendment was officially ratified.
Rome was at war nearly all the time, and all able-bodied men served throughout their prime adult years during each campaigning season.