Definition of "soldierly" [sol•dier•ly]

  • Of, relating to, or befitting a soldier. (adjective)

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Use "soldierly" in a sentence
  • "There is in the laager an utter absence of what we term soldierly discipline; men moved about, went and came in a free and easy fashion, just as I have seen them do a thousand times in diggers 'camps."
  • "They were as brave as any men who ever carried rifles, but they were so ignorant of drill that they could not even form into column or wheel to right or left in soldierly fashion."
  • "He was reclining; if he had arisen he would have displayed a frame at once to be called soldierly, though spare and hardly powerful."