[ UK /wˈɔːfe‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˈwɔɹˌfɛɹ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    thousands of people were killed in the war
  2. an active struggle between competing entities
    diplomatic warfare
    a price war
    a war of wits
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How To Use warfare In A Sentence

  • So spake he, and Athene was mightily angered at heart, and chid Odysseus in wrathful words: ‘Odysseus, thou hast no more steadfast might nor any prowess, as when for nine whole years continually thou didst battle with the Trojans for high born Helen, of the white arms, and many men thou slewest in terrible warfare, and by thy device the wide-wayed city of Priam was taken. Book XXII
  • This is deemed necessary to contain gang warfare and political protests. Times, Sunday Times
  • Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC) at Ft. Detrick, which also manages activities unrelated to bio-warfare, such as supplying medical materials for use by the Army. Inside America's Biological Warfare Center
  • The term guerilla warfare didn't come about until later -- early 19th century. "Kill Him!"
  • When guerrilla or partisan warfare further exasperated him, Grant proposed radical measures.
  • He was driven to use reprisal raids, the razzias that had traditionally formed part of warfare in North Africa.
  • Hezbollah is waging "asymmetrical" warfare against Israel based on increasingly radicalized and even fanaticized mass support. Nathan Gardels: Beginning of the End for Israel?
  • A highly flammable material, such as Greek fire, once used in warfare.
  • The ideological clash between monotheism and polytheism furnishes the world with one of its first examples of asymmetrical warfare.
  • The 18th century saw incessant warfare between the colonial powers, towns repeatedly sacked, and islands taken and retaken, often for use as bargaining counters at the peace.
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