soldier of fortune


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soldier of fortune

1. A soldier who serves the person or organization paying them, rather than their country; a mercenary. Although the nation only had a small population, it boosted the size of its army by hiring soldiers of fortune.
2. A person who seeks adventure or military engagement for money, pleasure, or fame. The novel depicts a soldier of fortune who risks his life for notoriety.
See also: fortune, of, soldier

soldier of fortune

an adventurous person ready to take service under any person or state in return for money; a mercenary.
See also: fortune, of, soldier
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He beat Soldier Of Fortune in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, but I don't think the runner-up was right that day.
Although the decision may have subsequently led the advertising manager to act more judiciously, Soldier of Fortune continues to engage in warrior worship.
Such a judgment, if allowed to stand, could put Soldier of Fortune out of business.
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There are no such concerns surrounding Soldier Of Fortune who was fifth in this race last year and looks to have been trained with the Arc in mind all season long.
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Last week's Ebor runner-up has taken over from stablemate Soldier Of Fortune at the head of totesport's Leger betting.
Irish Derby winner Soldier Of Fortune heads a Ballydoyle squad which also includes Vodafone Oaks third All My Loving, Epsom Derby runner-up Eagle Mountain, Queen's Vase hero Mahler and Motivator's full-brother Macarthur.
But as if to ram home the point the well-backed 5-1 shot Soldier Of Fortune sauntered to a nine-length success to lead home a one-two-three for the Ballydoyle handler to give him O'Brien a fifth victory in the 142nd running of the Irish Classic at a wet Curragh.
Aidan O'Brien's colt, who will be ridden by Kieren Fallon, may have been the bridesmaid in Frankie's finest hour four weeks ago but he has his chance for glory on home soil with stable mate and Derby fifth Soldier of Fortune also rumoured to be a major fancy.
The authors ominously note that McVeigh read gun magazines, especially Soldier of Fortune, but omit the fact that Soldier of Fortune, while sharply critical of government conduct at Ruby Ridge and Waco, has published articles debunking militia leaders' reports of foreign troops in the United States and other claims that would tend to create an atmosphere of crisis.
He becomes a soldier of fortune and later works as a professional gambler.
After working for a year at Soldier of Fortune magazine, Captain Dye retired, but before leaving, he spent time in Central America, reporting and training troops in guerrilla warfare techniques in El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica.
Power reckons Aidan O'Brien's Soldier Of Fortune could usurp Zarkava as favourite.
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