[ US /ˈdɛzɝtɝ/ ]
[ UK /dɪzˈɜːtɐ/ ]
  1. a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
  2. a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
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How To Use deserter In A Sentence

  • He had become a deserter from the U.S. military - a crime punishable by prison, or even death.
  • On the way to the infirmary, Sisko asked the computer to redisplay the Cardassian deserter's personnel file on his padd. Betrayal
  • Military police are dealing with at least 40 percent more deserters than last year, the result of increasing numbers of reservists refusing to perform military service.
  • These are brilliant programmes, some telling stories from much closer to home? one includes an American army deserter? and all full of stubborn courage, braveness, luck and some jaw-dropping cruelty. Radio head: Promised Land
  • Between refuseniks, deserters and ‘Intifada Syndrome’, Israel's military is experiencing similar problems to other armies.
  • This structure should also have responsibility to search for deserters.
  • Security along the frontier would be strengthened and information likely to lead to the capture of criminals and deserters would be exchanged.
  • He felt like a deserter to be away from his own Divisional family, his own Staff comrades, his own commander at such a time. IN LOVE AND WAR
  • There was the sleepy Sunday of his boyhood, when, like a military deserter, he was marched to chapel by a picquet of teachers three times a day, morally handcuffed to another boy; and when he would willingly have bartered two meals of indigestible sermon for another ounce or two of inferior mutton at his scanty dinner in the flesh. Little Dorrit
  • After 30 days of being AWOL a serviceman is considered a deserter, and a warrant is issued for his arrest.
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