deserter deserter  /ˈdɛ zər tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
  2. (n) a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)

Usage(s):

  1. His erstwhile magnificent army has dwindled to a single guard, and lifethe ultimate deserteris about to flee his court.
  2. I am a Freemason, but I am not a deserter; now let the trial begin.
  3. Huguenau, the central character, is a deserter.

News

  • ‘Dirty Wars’ explores dark side of covert ops

    “Dirty Wars” Not rated. At Kendall Square Cinema. Grade: B More relevant than ever after the recent NSA revelations, “Dirty Wars” may remind you of “Zero Dark Thirty” or a Jason Bourne movie. That’s because director Rick Rowley (“Deserter”), composer David Harrington (“The Fountain”) and co-writer and journalist for The Nation magazine Jeremy Scahill made it that way.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "Alfredo Reinado - an army deserter, involved in destabilising the country, he managed to get a million US dollars," Ramos Horta told ABC radio. "We will find out who gave the money - that we will go to the very bottom of the truth, otherwise...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Jose Ramos Horta Source: The Age

  2. "Being a deserter from voluntary military service in a democracy does not, in anyway, meet the standard international definition of a refugee......we're not going to contort the refugee laws to suit some people's political agenda," says Jason...
    on Apr 14, 2009 By: Jason Kenney Source: Calgary CTV

  3. "I do not consider myself a deserter. I took this step to be with my family," Ramirez told The Associated Press as he sat with wife and two young children at a Santo Domingo hotel.
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Alexei Ramírez Source: USA Today

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