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war story

an account or anecdote concerning one's personal experiences, especially in military combat, during a war.
Informal. a story about hardships, ordeals, or adventures one has undergone.
Origin of war story
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Few novels of recent years have had so captivating a quality as had this war story.

    When Winter Comes to Main Street Grant Martin Overton
  • A war story; but more of flirtation, love, and courtship, than of fighting or history.

    The Road Builders Samuel Merwin
  • The war story of which I speak was distinctly the beginning of anything like genuine work for me.

  • A war story, but more of flirtation, love and courtship than of fighting or history.

    The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
  • It is a war story without any war, a sea story without any sea; yet it exhibits a great struggle and rings with a great victory.

    Woven with the Ship Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • As a soldier he has done his duty and is deserving of every support in the circulation of his war story.

    Into the Jaws of Death Jack O'Brien
  • A war story; but more of flirtation, love and courtship than of fighting or history.

  • Even in these piping times of peace (peace as far as our own borders are concerned, at any rate)—there is a relish in a war story.

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