n. leave of absence; vacation granted a soldier or civil servant
Dreaming of her loved ones back in the States, the young soldier could hardly wait for her upcoming furlough.
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Rostov lived, as before, with Denisov, and since their furlough they had become more friendly than ever.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
On his return from his furlough Nicholas, having been joyfully welcomed by his comrades, was sent to obtain remounts and brought back from the Ukraine excellent horses which pleased him and earned him commendation from his commanders.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The whole hospital must have turned out, at least everybody who could walk, and all the men on furlough and sick leave and all the railroad and mail service and hospital and commissary departments between here and Macon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context