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    soldier of fortune

    According to Merriam Webster:
    soldier of fortune
    : one who follows a military career wherever there is promise of profit, adventure, or pleasure

    Does ‘fortune” in “soldier of fortune” mean luck? Or does it mean “wealth”?
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    Re: soldier of fortune

    Given that part of the definition is "profit, adventure, or pleasure", which do you think is more likely? Do any of those words make you think of "luck"? Do any of them make you think of "wealth"?
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    #3

    Re: soldier of fortune

    They fight for money.

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    Re: soldier of fortune

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Given that part of the definition is "profit, adventure, or pleasure", which do you think is more likely? Do any of those words make you think of "luck"? Do any of them make you think of "wealth"?
    I thought all were likely. "Adventure" brings to mind "luck". And "profit" brings to mind "wealth".
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    Re: soldier of fortune

    Can you explain why "adventure" makes you think of "luck"?
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    Re: soldier of fortune

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Can you explain why "adventure" makes you think of "luck"?
    For me,adventure is risky. But If you succeed,you will gain a lot. It is like trying your luck.
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    #7

    Re: soldier of fortune

    They are guns for hire.

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    #8

    Re: soldier of fortune

    "Mercenary" is a good word.

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