|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section IV. Antagonism|
| 2. Active Antagonism|
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|NOUN:||WARFARE; fighting &c. v.; hostilities; war, arms, the sword; Mars, Bellona, grim-visaged war, horrida bella [L.]; bloodshed.|
appeal to -arms, - the sword; ordeal -, wager- of battle; ultima ratio regum [L.], arbitrament of the sword, declaration of war.
battle array, campaign, crusade, expedition; mobilization; state of siege; battlefield (arena) [See Arena]; warpath.
ART OF WAR, rules of war, the war game, tactics, strategy, castrametation; generalship, soldiership; military evolutions, ballistics, gunnery; aviation; chivalry; gunpowder, shot, shell, poison gas.
battle, conflict (contention) [See Contention]; service, campaigning, active service, tented field; kriegspiel or Kriegsspiel [Ger.], fiery cross, trumpet, clarion, bugle, pibroch, slogan; war cry, war whoop; battle cry, beat of drum, rappel [F.], tom-tom; word of command; password, watchword; passage darmes [F.].
war to the -death, - knife; guerre à -mort, - outrance [F.]; open -, trench -, guerrilla (or guerilla) -, internecine -, civil- war (or warfare).
WAR MEDAL, military medal, Victoria Cross, V. C., croix de guerre [F.], médaille militaire [F.], iron cross [Ger.].
WAR NEWS, war bulletin, war extra; war correspondent.
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|VERB:||ARM; prepare for war; raise -, mobilize- troops; raise up in arms; take up the udgels [See Contention]; take up -, fly to -, appeal to- -arms, - the sword; draw -, unsheathe- the sword; dig up the -hatchet, - tomahawk.|
WAR, make war, go to war, declare war, wage war, let slip the dogs of war [Julius Cæsar]; cry havoc; kindle -, light- the torch of war; raise ones banner, send round the fiery cross, hoist the black flag; throw -, fling- away the scabbard; take the field; take the law into ones own hands; do -, give -, join -, engage in -, go to- battle; flesh ones sword; set to, fall to, engage, measure swords with, draw the trigger, cross swords; come to -blows, - close quarters; fight; combat; contend [See Contention]; battle with, break a lance with.
SERVE; enroll; enlist; see -, be on- -service, - active service; campaign; wield the sword, shoulder a musket, smell powder, be under fire; spill blood, imbrue the hands in blood; be on the warpath.
carry on -war, - hostilities; keep the field; fight the good fight; take by storm; go over the top [colloq.]; fight -it out, - like devils, - ones way, - hand to hand; cut ones way -out, - through; sell ones life dearly.
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|ADJECTIVE:||ARMED, - to the teeth, - cap-a-pie; sword in hand; contending, contentious [See Contention]; in -, under -, up in- arms; at war with; bristling with arms; in battle array, in open arms, in the field; embattled; battled.|
WARLIKE, belligerent, combative, armigerous, bellicose, martial, unpacific, unpeaceful; military, militant; soldier like, soldierly, chivalrous; strategical, civil, internecine; irregular, guerrilla or guerilla.
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|ADVERB:||flagrante bello [L.], in the thick of the fray, in the cannons mouth; at the swords point, at the point of the bayonet.|
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|INTERJECTION:||TO ARMS! v victis! [L.] to your tents O Israel! cest la guerre! [F.].|
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- The battle rages.
- À la guerre comme à la guerre.
- Bis peccare in bello non licet.
- Jus gladii.
- My voice is still for war.Addison
- My sentence is for open war.Milton
- Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.Othello
- The cannons have their bowels full of wrath.King John
- The cannons
spit forth their iron indignation.King John
- The fire-eyed maid of smoky war.I Henry IV
- Silent leges inter arma.Cicero
- O war! thou son of hell Whom angry heavens do make their minister.II Henry VI
- So frowned the mighty combatants that hell Grew darker at their frown.Paradise Lost
- Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.Wellington
- Charge, Chester, charge! On, Stanley, on!Scott
- There never was a good war or a bad peace.Franklin
- Battles magnificently stern array!Byron
- But stay, I do not like Undue assassination.Gilbert
- Si vis pacem para bellum.
- Hard hitting is the best parry.Roosevelt
- If I should die, think only this of me: That theres some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England.Rupert Brooke