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 Meanings and Examples of FURLOUGH
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furlough
 n.  leave of absence; vacation granted a soldier or civil servant
Classic Sentence:
1  Gerald warmed to the flattery and said that the wedding had been a quiet affair, "not like you girls had," for Joe had only a few days' furlough.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  The army, driven back into Virginia, went into winter quarters on the Rapidan--a tired, depleted army since the defeat at Gettysburg-- and as the Christmas season approached, Ashley came home on furlough.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
3  Ashley came home four days before Christmas, with a group of the County boys also on furlough, a sadly diminished group since Gettysburg.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  All this week I've talked lies, like all men talk when they're on furlough.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  I suppose it was when he was here on furlough.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  Uncle Henry's visit was brief, for he had only a four-hour furlough and he needed half of it for the long walk in from the breastworks and back.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  But, all the same, he was her beau after you turned him down, because when he come home on his last furlough they got engaged.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
8  But Rene had changed since that furlough when he married Maybelle Merriwether.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
9  Rostov lived, as before, with Denisov, and since their furlough they had become more friendly than ever.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XV
10  When furloughs from the rapidly thinning army were denied, these soldiers went home without them, to plow their land and plant their crops, repair their houses and build up their fences.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
11  "Plow furloughs" were not looked upon in the same light as desertion in the face of the enemy, but they weakened the army just the same.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
12  de Treville, and permitted him to distribute furloughs for four days, on condition that the favored parties should not appear in any public place, under penalty of the Bastille.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 60 IN FRANCE
13  The first four furloughs granted, as may be imagined, were to our four friends.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 60 IN FRANCE
Example Sentence:
1  Dreaming of her loved ones back in the States, the young soldier could hardly wait for her upcoming furlough.
2  He was still working as a parole officer for the state and he was taking one of the prisoners, who must have been out on furlough, back to the penitentiary.
3  This could mean a massive furlough of government workers.