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veteran

ve tuh ruhn

  • n  a serviceman who has seen considerable active service
    the veterans laughed at the new recruits
  • n  a person who has served in the armed forces
  • n  an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
  • s  rendered competent through trial and experience
    veteran steadiness
    a veteran officer

  • After the Department of Veterans Affairs told them to wait their turn, veterans who bear the psychological scars of fighting the war on terror now have the chance to sue.
  • Veterans of World War II returned to a grateful, generous country that was about to embark on an unprecedented quarter-century of prosperity.
  • When veterans of America's two current wars Iraq and Afghanistan tried to sue the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to process thousands of claims for post .
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  • Otis Smith in ESPN
    The most important lesson to be taken away is that the benefits of legalization depend strongly on how it is implemented. Some veteran growers in far northern California oppose legalization, fearing it would increase competition and cut profits,... Daniel Hamburg http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Hamburg&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEmbyEh6kYH-beSUVyR1hxMYzwSaA Birmingham Star http://www.google.com/url?q=http://story.birminghamstar.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/3a8a80d6f705f8cc/id/657266/cs/1/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGYc4R0ESGFUHS99RbcLo7rO0g36A Jul 8, 2010 107721 141325 veteran Vince [Carter] gives us a veteran, go-to scoring presence, especially at the end of games," Magic general manager Otis Smith said in a statement. "Our goal remains the same -- to win a championship. Any time you can add an All-Star to help...
  • Ian Callinan in Melbourne Herald Sun
    His passion for service was born during his decorated career in the United States Marine Corps, and he went on to earn the distinction of being the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress. Jack's tough-as-nails reputation carried over... Barack Obama http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQ0yfPaaXFGqLKymRgcres0I2nuA The Hill http://www.google.com/url?q=http://thehill.com/homenews/house/80225-rep-john-murtha-dies&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFvJ8_ASt_iznqYVcfpV6sh1325ng Feb 8, 2010 107723 141330 veterinarian The most likely explanation was that the virus escaped from Eastern Creek on the person, clothing or equipment of a groom, veterinarian, farrier or other person who had contact with an infected horse and who then left the quarantine station without...

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