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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The subject of the contract is running a campaign on the implementation of a national game of lottery receipts, which is aimed at all able-bodied persons, except employees of the NRA and their family members.
Clayton Cramer shows that the militia was not a distinct, organized group but actually consisted of all able-bodied persons, including women and blacks: "Maryland's 'Act for Military Discipline' of 1638 required 'that every house keeper or housekeepers within this Province shall have ready continually upon all occasions within his her or their house for him or themselves and for every person within his her or their house able to bear armes one Serviceable fixed gunne.