German translation of 'mercenary'
Example Sentences Including 'mercenary'
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The British mercenaries were backed by the Saudis.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
I had met British mercenaries before.THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
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.The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)
It brought existing units up to strength, it raised new units and it hired foreign mercenaries.The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)
This helps to explain why it was a common English practice to hire foreign mercenaries in wartime.The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)
These people were mercenaries mostly recruited from the ranks of soldiers who had served in the first world war.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Why can't we nurture home-grown players rather than throwing open our national league to foreign mercenaries?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He has on purpose interspersed the English and Scots with the foreign troops and mercenaries.Man of Honour (2007)
Instead, there is a management view that the players are mercenaries, people who are there to collect a cheque.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
What we don't want is a foreign mercenary.The Sun (2016)
You don't want mercenaries... to pay over the odds for players not willing to give their all for the club.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Another is for Gulf nations to pay Western mercenaries.The Sun (2011)
During the civil war he was blamed for organising killings in Benghazi and recruiting foreign mercenaries.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He is a South African mercenary and one of my best friends.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It is thought the Libyans wanted the money to pay mercenary soldiers fighting for Gaddafi.The Sun (2011)
THE wife of a British mercenary accused of an African coup plot yesterday told of her fears.The Sun (2008)
The film lifted with the arrival of a comical bunch of partly British mercenaries.The Sun (2008)
Employment of foreign mercenaries is forbidden.Infinite in All Directions (1989)
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British English: mercenary NOUN
A mercenary is a soldier who is paid to fight by a country or group that they do not belong to.
...the recruitment of foreign mercenaries.
British English: mercenary ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as mercenary, you are criticizing them because you think that they are only interested in the money that they can get from a particular person or situation.
I hate to sound mercenary', he said, 'but am I getting paid to be in this play of yours?'
Translation of mercenary from the Collins English to German Dictionary