Sepoy

Part of speech: noun

A native East- Indian soldier equipped and trained in European style.

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Usage examples "sepoy":

  1. Rumors of mutiny or coming mutiny formed almost the only topic of conversation; yet in nearly every sepoy regiment the European officers put faith in their men, and fondly believed that, though the rest of the army might revolt, yet their own corps would prove faithful. - "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.
  2. The other sepoy took advantage of the opportunity to take steady aim at Roberts, point- blank, but the weapon missed fire. - "Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers", J. Walker McSpadden.
  3. The language of the Sepoy and that of the English soldier are, strictly speaking, one and the same language. - "Lectures on The Science of Language", Max Müller.