- caused by, characteristic of, or occurring during war: wartime shortages.
Origin of wartime
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Examples from the Web for wartime
This is not lost on their commander, Rama (Shani Klein), an aspiring military careerist who looks down on frivolity in wartime.‘Zero Motivation’: the Funny Side of the IDF
December 8, 2014
Schwend denied any current counterfeiting activity, but divulged his wartime role to the Peruvians.
Wartime shortages, coupled with imperfections, limited the production of British currency.
His waffling on apologizing to Korean women who were sex workers in wartime Japan has enraged many.How Sexism Could Bring Down Japan’s Government
Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein
June 25, 2014
Bletchley Park has been restored at a cost of $13.6 million, the buildings returned to their wartime appearance.Kate Middleton’s Code-Breaking Granny: Duchess Uncovers Wartime Secrets
June 19, 2014
The bottom of the gorge had all the appearance of a wartime camp.Slaves of Mercury
Happy the Battalion which for a while at least in wartime has no history.The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)
Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
If to forgive be good in times of peace, it is evil in wartime.The Book of the Damned
True, that was wartime, and the challenge was apparent to all concerned.The Armed Forces Officer
U. S. Department of Defense
The Germans can do what they like in wartime, and these were some of the things they liked.In the Line of Battle
- a period or time of war
- (as modifier)wartime conditions
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