- 1.1 [Military/Militar] deserción (feminine); [Politics/Política] defección (feminine)More example sentences1.2 (of family, place) abandono (masculine)
More example sentences1.3 (of cause, principles) deserción (feminine)
- According to the CBS News programme 60 Minutes, there have been 5,500 desertions amongst US troops.
- In 1921 King George V granted him a pardon on the desertion charge.
- He just finished serving 30 days in jail for his 1965 desertion.
- We confined our trapping to the late stages of incubation to minimize nest desertion due to trapping procedures.
- Often the socio-economic implications arising out of desertions by the spouse is overlooked by society.
- Paradoxically, the distrust is further fuelled by the desertion of an assistant counsel on the team last month.
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