furlough

Part of speech: verb

To grant a furlough to.

Part of speech: noun

Leave of absence, as of a soldier.

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Usage examples "furlough":

  1. It was to bid us good by; his furlough was over, he was to return to West Point on Monday. - "We Girls: A Home Story", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
  2. Why was he sent home on a furlough? - "A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat", Oliver Optic.
  3. I called to mind his agitated manner the night of my arrival in Lisbon, his thousand questions concerning the reasons of my furlough; and then, lately, the look of unfeigned pleasure with which he heard me resolve to join my regiment the moment I was sufficiently recovered. - "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)", Charles Lever.