mercenary vs missionary

mercenary missionary


  • 1) A person employed to fight in an armed conflict who is not a member of the state or military group for which they are fighting and whose prime or sole motivation is private gain.
  • 2) One who serves or works merely for monetary gain; a hireling.
  • 3) A professional soldier hired for service in a foreign army.
  • 4) One who is hired; a hireling; especially, a soldier hired into foreign service.
  • 5) A person who works for pay: especially, one who has no higher motive to work than love of gain.
  • 6) Specifically, a soldier in foreign service; a professional soldier.
  • 7) Motivated by private gain.
  • 8) Hired for service in a foreign army.
  • 9) Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain.
  • 10) Moved primarily by considerations of pay or profit; greedy of gain; sordid; selfish.
  • 11) Acting for reward; serving for pay; paid; hired; hireling; venal.
  • 12) serving for wages in a foreign army
  • 13) profit oriented


  • 1) A person who travels attempting to spread a religion or a creed.
  • 2) uncountable A common position for undertaking sexual intercourse.
  • 3) pejorative A religious messenger.
  • 4) One who is sent on a mission, especially one sent to do religious or charitable work in a territory or foreign country.
  • 5) One who attempts to persuade or convert others to a particular program, doctrine, or set of principles; a propagandist.
  • 6) One who is sent on a mission; especially, one sent to propagate religion.
  • 7) a Roman Catholic missionary sent by commission from the pope.
  • 8) someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • 9) One who is sent upon a mission; an envoy or messenger.
  • 10) Specifically, a person sent by ecclesiastical authority to labor for the propagation of his religious faith in a community where his church has no self-supporting indigenous organization; hence, any propagandist.
  • 11) Tending to propagandize or use insistent persuasion.
  • 12) Engaged in the activities of a mission or missionary.
  • 13) Of or relating to missions or missionaries.
  • 14) Of or pertaining to missions
  • 15) relating to or connected to a religious mission


  • 1) What we don't want is a foreign mercenary.
  • 2) These people were mercenaries mostly recruited from the ranks of soldiers who had served in the first world war.
  • 3) Employment of foreign mercenaries is forbidden.
  • 4) This helps to explain why it was a common English practice to hire foreign mercenaries in wartime.
  • 5) It brought existing units up to strength, it raised new units and it hired foreign mercenaries.
  • 6) During the civil war he was blamed for organising killings in Benghazi and recruiting foreign mercenaries.
  • 7) The film lifted with the arrival of a comical bunch of partly British mercenaries.
  • 8) Britain's propensity to rely on foreign mercenaries when they sent forces to the continent reached its peak in the middle of the eighteenth century.
  • 9) He is a South African mercenary and one of my best friends.
  • 10) Why can't we nurture home-grown players rather than throwing open our national league to foreign mercenaries?
  • 11) He has on purpose interspersed the English and Scots with the foreign troops and mercenaries.
  • 12) Another is for Gulf nations to pay Western mercenaries.
  • 13) The British mercenaries were backed by the Saudis.
  • 14) I had met British mercenaries before.
  • 15) Instead, there is a management view that the players are mercenaries, people who are there to collect a cheque.
  • 16) You don't want mercenaries... to pay over the odds for players not willing to give their all for the club.
  • 17) THE wife of a British mercenary accused of an African coup plot yesterday told of her fears.
  • 18) TED KOPPEL: They don't like the term mercenary at Blackwater USA.
  • 19) By the term mercenary, I don't mean ruthless and cold killing for a buck.
  • 20) The generous outreach to Sunnis is widely viewed as a profound betrayal by Bahrain's rulers and feeds Shiite perceptions of second-class status and being under siege from what they call a "mercenary" security force.
  • 21) But when a product is found to be dangerous, companies and their lawyers increasingly have been turning to what I call mercenary scientists, researchers who will produce the studies needed to question scientific findings suggesting increased risk.
  • 22) The connection isn't made explicit, but the time of Carlos, the international mercenary, is over, and that of Bin Laden, the theoretician, is just beginning.
  • 23) And Brody as an ex-military turned mercenary is laughable.
  • 24) Remember, this is Monbiot, a serious analyst of anthropogenic global warming, not Bjorn Lomborg or a mercenary from the Heartland Institute.
  • 25) It's hard for the ones with some education, which, to be mercenary, is who this book is targeted at.
  • 26) ‘In his writing on India, Marx shows himself under no illusions concerning the brutal and mercenary nature of British rule.’
  • 27) ‘Talk about good times for it's mercenary culture.’
  • 28) ‘Canadians, I truly believe, are not mercenary beings.’
  • 29) ‘But in this day and age, with so many mercenary lawyers around, talking libel and slander, you cannot even speak ill of the living without caution.’
  • 30) ‘But not before John had his fill of mercenary musicianship.’
  • 31) ‘Not unconnected with these two mercenary characters are the Cohens, the family with whom the saintly Mordecai lodges.’
  • 32) ‘I decided I couldn't be pressed like this, the third job involved no relocation and would be better for my CV, if you want to look at it in purely mercenary terms.’
  • 33) ‘You know, these men are over there and women are over there as volunteers, but they're not over there as mercenary volunteers.’
  • 34) ‘And yet their aims are no less self-serving and their interests no less mercenary than those of any other union.’
  • 35) ‘It'll probably be merchandised like hell, but it definitely feels less mercenary than a lot of other children's entertainment.’
  • 36) ‘I don't mean to mischaracterize what you're saying, but it makes it sound like Americans are very mercenary.’
  • 37) ‘It becomes an authentic spiritual experience only if it is totally free from selfish and mercenary interests on the part of those who facilitate it.’
  • 38) ‘Even in this mercenary age, with the entire football agenda being driven by money, that might be too much for the clubs concerned to contemplate.’
  • 39) ‘We positively celebrate mercenary motives these days in most areas of life.’
  • 40) ‘These cameras may have been launched with improved road safety in mind but they've been hijacked for mercenary reasons.’
  • 41) ‘They are both mercenary worlds where relationships are only relative to the next rung on the ladder of success.’
  • 42) ‘When the public purse snapped shut, they resorted to ever more mercenary ways of earning a crust.’
  • 43) ‘In case that sounds completely mercenary he's also an old friend, and it would be good to see him again.’
  • 44) ‘She married him for purely mercenary reasons because she was a single mother with no means of support.’
  • 45) ‘An investor is very much afraid of the slow and mercenary courts, and of the factors of corruption and crime.’
  • 46) ‘It is hard to believe that the country would hire foreign mercenaries for military and daily operations.’
  • 47) ‘Instead, they massed a large army, hired mercenaries, and attacked both places at once.’
  • 48) ‘Machiavelli goes on to specify that armies are basically of two types: hired mercenaries and citizen militias.’
  • 49) ‘He became a professional soldier, a mercenary, fighting wars and killing people and being completely detached from it all.’
  • 50) ‘No doubt the bowman is a mercenary hired by my former Sergeant-of-Arms.’
  • 51) ‘My father had no time for Ansgar, just because he had been a mercenary and a common soldier.’
  • 52) ‘Is the Pentagon privatizing the military or is it simply hiring mercenaries?’
  • 53) ‘I am placing an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine to hire a mercenary to kill me at this very moment.’
  • 54) ‘Being in the Army, the mercenary had maps of every conceivable place on the planet.’
  • 55) ‘In addition, she keeps a small army of mercenaries and slaves to be activated whenever she sees fit.’
  • 56) ‘Before he fell, he raised the grenade launcher and pointed it at the small army of mercenaries and undead.’
  • 57) ‘In 1640, he inherited an army made up of mercenaries who lacked loyalty in the best of times.’
  • 58) ‘Six years ago, he became a mercenary for a private military corporation.’
  • 59) ‘Both risings were put down later in the summer, the royal forces being augmented by foreign mercenaries gathered for war against the Scots.’
  • 60) ‘The profession of mercenary is one of the oldest in the world.’
  • 61) ‘She was a soldier, a mercenary, a spy on a mission to save the world.’
  • 62) ‘The player is always a soldier, a mercenary on the player's base.’
  • 63) ‘Unlike mercenaries, soldiers need to know when they go to battle that they are going there for a purpose.’
  • 64) ‘Third, there is also a potential continuing supply of mercenaries as regular soldiers are demobilized.’
  • 65) ‘For the most part, when war was deemed necessary they hired mercenaries to do the fighting.’
  • 66) ‘Richardson pits this code explicitly against Matilda's nefarious campaign to sign Gerald on as her personal mercenary.’
  • 67) ‘NZPundit seems to think that my comments on mercenaries apply to people like this man.’
  • 68) ‘The first, clause 7, relates to recruiting a person to be a mercenary, and I guess that is something.’
  • 69) ‘So right now I have to get the Aberdeen team playing a lot better than they are now, stay around for a while and show that I am a rugby person, and not a mercenary.’
  • 70) ‘Critics called him mercenary and his unhurried, self-possessed manner could make him unfathomable.’
  • 71) ‘I enjoy being totally mercenary about supporting people I like in print.’
  • 72) ‘Last Wednesday demonstrated that we have gone beyond the problems posed by the West Lothian Question proper and are now confronted by a contingent of rogue MPs who are as mercenary as they are unaccountable.’
  • 73) ‘In these games you play as Bolton on a world tour as a mercenary for hire.’
  • 74) ‘They are political mercenaries, hired because they can keep ministers at arms' length from the media and the less savoury side of politics.’
  • 75) ‘Moving from project to project, workers will become intellectual mercenaries.’


  • 1) Soon he would be back in Boston, intimidated by his womenfolk and preparing his next missionary flight to the Congo.
  • 2) An imagination which had more or less turned this gold-panning missionary into an alchemist of the soul.
  • 3) The past year had transformed the shy Bostonian and amateur missionary into the restless constable of Saint-Esprit.
  • 4) She tell you he was a missionary down on the Amazon River in Brazil?
  • 5) This missionary had a son in the school, and I noticed that, whatever the “missionary” might have said or done with regard to others, he was careful not to take his son away from the institution.
  • 6) This, be it remembered, is the testimony of an ideal industrial missionary, who, however, was also much more than a mere industrial missionary*
  • 7) The word missionary always seemed to facilitate entry when needed.
  • 8) The statistics concerning the personnel of the mission should state how many are priests, the term missionary being used exclusively of such.
  • 9) Since the Cooch seems awfully interested in what consenting adults do in private the follow up question regarding “the acts” part of his response should have been whether missionary is the only “culturally normal” form of hetero sex
  • 10) Since the Cooch seems awfully interested in what consenting adults do in private the follow up question regarding “the acts” part of his response should have been whether missionary is the only “culturally normal” form of hetero sex.
  • 11) So now a third phase has begun: the Service signals, in a report of some 94 pages, the emergence of professionally-organized Dawa preaching, which it defines as the missionary spreading of a radical-Islamic ideology from a Salafist angle, which explicitly does not champion violence.
  • 12) ‘Yet how many Christians today give even a tenth to support pastors, evangelists and missionaries?’
  • 13) ‘During the seventeenth century, French Jesuit missionaries converted many of the Iroquois to Catholicism.’
  • 14) ‘American Protestant missionaries arrived in Korea in the nineteenth century.’
  • 15) ‘Spanish colonizers and Franciscan missionaries had established themselves in New Mexico by 1598.’
  • 16) ‘In 1924 the first Catholic missionaries arrived on the plateau.’
  • 17) ‘A short time later, European Catholic missionaries settled in Lebanon and began schools there.’
  • 18) ‘The numbers of Mormon missionaries and converts will double in the next fifteen years.’
  • 19) ‘Christianity was introduced by missionaries in the nineteenth century.’
  • 20) ‘Nutrition in the area is poor but missionaries of the Sacred Heart have set up a school feeding scheme.’
  • 21) ‘A number of the foremost pioneer missionaries to these islands also served in Australia.’
  • 22) ‘Christian missionaries came as well, drawn by the large numbers of prospective converts.’
  • 23) ‘The bulk of the missionaries who came to Zambia long ago came from Europe.’
  • 24) ‘My parents are missionaries and have travelled the world since before I was born.’
  • 25) ‘He was born in India to parents who were missionaries for the Plymouth Brethren.’
  • 26) ‘He spent the next seven years as a missionary to the Indians at Stockbridge, Massachusetts.’
  • 27) ‘Entrepreneurs, church missionaries, and the British colonial government officers soon arrived thereafter.’
  • 28) ‘Christianity, first introduced by missionaries, has largely replaced traditional Inuit religious practices.’
  • 29) ‘Hardly a week goes by without reports of aid workers or missionaries being killed.’
  • 30) ‘The missionaries established schools as a principal method of teaching and preaching.’
  • 31) ‘For some there was religious missionary zeal in helping those who were less fortunate.’
  • 32) ‘There is a direct connection between the presence of missionary zeal in members and their regular presence in worship.’
  • 33) ‘Theorizing about biblical translation was often undertaken and emerged within the framework of missionary practice.’
  • 34) ‘The general area is well worth visiting, having various historical sites that recall early missionary effort.’
  • 35) ‘Perhaps that has been one of the greatest failings of missionary endeavours in Africa over the past 50 years!’
  • 36) ‘The choice was left up to him and another Jesuit who had also been tapped for missionary work.’
  • 37) ‘Why are Christians not more active in missionary endeavours?’
  • 38) ‘The European Christian Mission is celebrating one hundred years of missionary activity.’
  • 39) ‘Yes, the church has certainly had a vision like that and most missionary traditions have had those hopes.’
  • 40) ‘The rich white missionary agencies are making use of the country's poverty and social ills to further their ends.’
  • 41) ‘What must it have been like in the heady days of Paul's missionary work there?’
  • 42) ‘There is a kind of missionary fervor among those participating in the effort.’
  • 43) ‘As a result of missionary influence, it has become customary for a woman to cover her hair with a scarf or hat.’
  • 44) ‘And to this day fluoridation is still pursued with missionary fervour.’
  • 45) ‘Morals and good habits were also an important subject for charts and an integral part of missionary education.’
  • 46) ‘So we can assume that he is not burning with missionary zeal to convert Iran to Christianity.’
  • 47) ‘Other conservative Republicans were dismayed by the president's missionary zeal.’
  • 48) ‘South Sea Islanders were very important in early Protestant missionary activity and most were accompanied by their wives.’
  • 49) ‘Christian missionary activity has taken place since 1797 and has had a great impact on the Tongan culture.’

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