The development of nuclear weapons deterred the U.S. and the Soviet Union from the hot war they might otherwise have fought.
Two events—one a hot war and another a diplomatic one—thrust the Israeli-Palestinian conflict yet again into the limelight.
In the Moluccas also they had done much injury to the Spaniards, and a hot war was there expected.
Unknown to Lewis and Clark, though they gradually came to discover it, hot war was waging in the north.
It was evidently war that the adventurer wanted, the hot war of the two fur companies coupled to that of man and man for a maid.
During the holidays, hot war raged between Tod and his step-mother.
The rest of my life was to be devoted to the Royal Navy, if only a hot war should come again; of which we already felt simmerings.
A war with combat and killing; shooting war •An isolated use in 1768 means ''a vigorous war,'' lacking the modern contrast with cold war (1947+)