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di fur muhnt

  • n  act of putting off to a future time

  • Students of arts and humanities can get just a one-year draft deferment to enter a university and then only if they show "promise of leadership.
  • He surrendered his student deferment in 1961, voluntarily joined the Marines and, after a two-year stint, volunteered to become a Navy corpsman.
  • Many of the technical men feel that they will be slackers if they allow their employers to ask for deferment.
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  • John Kerry in USA Today
    I think a lot of veterans are going to be very angry at a president who can't account for his own service in the National Guard, and a vice president who got every deferment in the world,Kerry said Tuesday.
  • Jakaya Kikwete in AFP
    Rush Limbaugh took it upon himself to attack the courage and character of those fighting and dying for him and for all of us. Rush Limbaugh got himself a deferment from serving when he was a young man. He never served in uniform. He never saw in... Harry Reid FOXNews,2933,298858,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEIJvOzCalxO7mW1fSBuR_EDoaw8Q Oct 1, 2007 25809 34634 deferment Peace and settling the humanitarian crisis in Darfur is the number one priority now," Kikwete told reporters, standing alongside Beshir. "It is on this basis that the AU supports the deferment of the indictment ...... The AU is pursuing the...

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