the army [ + sing/pl verb ]
- The army recaptured the town from the rebels.
- He served in the army in India for 20 years.
- They're calling on all men and boys over the age of 14 to join the army.
- "Have you been in the army for a long time?" "I joined up as soon as I'd left school."
- They fought fearlessly against the invading armies.
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