[ US /dɪˈzɝʃən/ ]
[ UK /dɪzˈɜːʃən/ ]
  1. the act of giving something up
  2. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
    his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Start Error-Free Writing Linguix pencil

How To Use desertion In A Sentence

  • When faced with mass desertion, regiments often lacked the personnel to pursue the scofflaws, and soldiers could count on the sympathy of civilians willing to give them jobs rather than report them.
  • This has created a crisis in the armed forces with high desertion rates, poor morale and a sharp drop in military recruitment.
  • The captain professed great annoyance and indignation at what he termed the desertion of his ward, and demanded to know when the tutor proposed to return to his duties. Roger Ingleton, Minor
  • The officer was convicted of desertion at a court martial.
  • Three hundred and six British servicemen were shot for offences against military law, including cowardice and desertion. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was shot for desertion in the face of the enemy.
  • Anyone seeking to leave the movement was declared an enemy of God and threatened with death for apostasy and desertion.
  • By 1891 the desertion rate had fallen to a more respectable 6.2 percent.
  • Increasing cases of extra-marital relations are resulting in desertions and divorces.
  • They return to their former ways, though perhaps in newly clandestine associations such as the murky and much feared paramilitary demobilisation, Medellín - and Colombia - are now presented with a worrying remobilisation. blows: desertions, the cross-border killing of commander Raúl Reyes at his camp in Ecuador and the death of co-founder Manuel Marulanda, and the humiliating rescue of its most high-profile prisoner open Democracy News Analysis - Comments
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy