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not conforming to military standards

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This action the Japanese trainers considered unsoldierly (Morimoto 1992:543-603).
Intrigued by the tired and unsoldierly officer who carries chocolate candy instead of ammunition, Raina and her mother (Karen Tarleton) shelter their Chocolate Cream Soldier for the evening and send him off to safety the following day.
Nor was the United States army a disciplined force: as emigrant William Kelley commented on the troops at Fort Kearny:</p> <pre> A most unsoldierly looking lot they were: unshaven, unshorn, with patched uniforms and a lounging gait.
Como lo ha sefialado de forma muy grafica FABIAN: "Peacekeepers dress like soldiers, organize like soldiers, live like soldiers, and are equipped like soldiers, but in terms of traditional images of fighting men, they behave in a thoroughly unsoldierly way.
The playwright follows this potent preface with realistic scenes of discontented soldiers who yearn for action on the battlefront and find the seemingly unsoldierly tasks they have been assigned demeaning.
After the failure of the expedition and the loss of almost forty ships, recriminations were made against various leaders, including allegations against naval force commander Captain Dudley Saltonstall of responsibility for the overall result; and against Paul Revere, an icon of the Revolutionary War who served in the expedition as a lieutanant colonel in charge of the artillery, of unsoldierly conduct.
As Keegan writes: 'Churchill, in his shapeless siren suit and comic stovepipe hat, signatory cigar wedged between flabby fingers, looked wholly unsoldierly.
When an inspection by a Senior Officer was about to take place his Company Commander would see that Morgan did not appear, he was hidden away somewhere out of sight because he was always dirtily turned out, boots dished, tunic torn, hat turned up at the wrong angle and altogether most unsoldierly in appearance, but when in the line, was truly wonderful and worth half a dozen ordinary men for his initiative and bravery'.
As Rinaldo slumbers in his luxuriant orange pantaloons, his hand droops on his sword, so foretelling his unsoldierly retreat into Armida's magic pleasure-gardens.
Their unsoldierly reluctance to hurt anyone nearly ruins them on several occasions, but they land on their feet when the rest of the armed forces joins their side without firing a shot.
Now, although supper or in fact anything to eat was the very last thing I then desired, I could not decline his invitation, even upon the ground of illness, a thing in his estimation so very unsoldierly.
And as if to make up for his unsoldierly conduct in front of his subalterns he shut both passports with an immoderately noisy snap: I don't think that he looked at them.
Admitting generic good military character evidence in courts-martial for military-specific offenses seems consistent with the intent and meaning of Military Rule of Evidence 404(a)(1); surely "military character" is a pertinent trait when a servicemember is accused of being disrespectful, disloyal, sloppy, or otherwise unsoldierly.
Their practices were slovenly, and their general behavior was undistinguished and unsoldierly.
As I walked onstage with my most unsoldierly, shaggy head to receive my award--a rectangle of heavy stock paper with "Certificate of Achievement" scrolled across its top--I imagined a hush come over the audience, their heads shaking in approbation.