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  • noun World War I.

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  • proper noun Epithet for World War I.

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  • noun a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918


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  • It was true of himself, but in these years just before the Great War, before his own severe illness, intimate friends have told me that they had seen him unlike himself, that they felt he had come to depend, "almost absent-mindedly" one said, on the stimulus of wine for the sheer physical power to pour forth so much.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton Maisie Ward 1932

  • “in quest of his colleague”: Hough, Great War, 71. 34

    Castles of Steel Massie, Robert K., 1929- 2003

  • Upon the entrance of America into the Great War, President Wilson appointed him Director of the Division of Labor of the United States Railway Administration.

    The Armies of Labor A chronicle of the organized wage-earners Samuel Peter Orth 1897


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