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lost

This page is about the doublespeak term lost

Meaning

killed while fighting in a war

For example

  • Hundreds of soldiers were lost in the battle.

  • Before starting the war, did our politicians really think about how many soldiers would be lost?

Quick Quiz

When a soldier's parents are told he was "lost", it means

a. he's dead

b. he's missing

c. he's badly injured

Contributor: Matt Errey