For three decades, ‘Puck’ waged war on all things holy—politicians, social mores, and the news.
It does not exempt American citizens from the list of "nations, organizations, or persons" against whom the war is to be waged.
The Rove quote suggests a war that will be waged on two fronts.
In the mid-1990s, the United States waged humanitarian war in Bosnia and did nothing in Rwanda, where the slaughter was worse.
In the nearly two weeks since Israeli commandos raided a Gaza-bound flotilla, a propaganda war has been waged on the internet.
He waged a futile war with Sweden which cost blood and treasure, but brought no advantage to either of the combatants.
For the two years from Valmy to Fleurus (1792-94) they had waged a holy war.
Voltaire, who waged war against the tyranny of thrones, the greed and heartlessness of power.
Again man fought with man, or waged a fiercer contest with the tiger.
But until he laid him down that night, the fight he waged had known no relaxation.
c.1300, "a payment for services rendered," also in Middle English "a pledge of security" (mid-14c.), from Old North French wage (Old French guage) "pledge," from Frankish *wadja- (cf. Old English wedd, Gothic wadi "pledge"); see wed. Modern French cognate gages (plural) means "wages of a domestic," one of a plethora of French words for different classes, e.g. traitement (university professor), paye, salaire (workman), solde (soldier), récompense, prix. The Old English word was lean, related to loan and representing the usual Germanic form (cf. Gothic laun, Dutch loon, German lohn).
early 14c., "to pledge, deposit as a pledge," from Old North French wagier (Old French gagier), from wage (see wage (n.)). Meaning "to carry on" (of war, etc.) is attested from mid-15c., probably from earlier sense of "to offer as a gage of battle" (early 15c.). Related: Waged; waging.