(during wartime) a combat area in which the rights of neutrals are suspended, as such an area on the high seas, where ships flying a neutral flag are subject to attack.
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How to use war zone in a sentence
He thinks it is a great shame that for the past 100 years we’ve seen nature as a huge war zone in which everyone is fighting everyone else.Plants Feel Pain and Might Even See - Issue 104: Harmony | Peter Wohlleben | July 21, 2021 | Nautilus
When Foster first set foot inside the house, the damage was comparable to a war zone, she said.Spray paint, soiled carpets, dead cats: Evicted tenant allegedly turned home into ‘slice of hell’ | Timothy Bella | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
Gaza is no longer an active war zone, but the emergency hasn’t fully abated.The fighting in Gaza is over. The humanitarian crisis isn’t. | Jen Kirby | May 21, 2021 | Vox
The international body worked with local war zone organizations to encourage a diverse pool of people to take part.The United Nations is turning to artificial intelligence in search for peace in war zones | Dalvin Brown | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
“They want us to be afraid,” Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, says as his plane starts to descend, bringing him home from a trip to the war zone near his country’s border with Russia.'They Want the West to Be Frightened.' Ukraine's President on Why Russia Sent Troops to the Border | Simon Shuster / Shumy, Ukraine | April 12, 2021 | Time
Among the scores of bystanders watching their small town turn into war zone was a Marine veteran who was close with Stone.
On the first day of shooting, Kallai and his film crew found themselves smack-dab in the middle of a war zone.Trans in the Holy Land: ‘Marzipan Flowers,’ Tal Kallai, and the Shattering of Israel’s LGBT Taboos | Itay Hod | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Over the years, we would often trade tips and share stories when I was reporting from D.C. and he was reporting from a war zone.Obama Administration and Sotloff Family Battle Over Blame for Journalist’s Kidnapping | Josh Rogin | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their militarized garb reflected the atmosphere: West Florissant is a war zone.
And it all ended with Lana delivering baby A.J., her child with Archer, in a war zone.'Archer Creator Adam Reed on 'Vice,' Season 6's 'Unreboot,' and New Characters | Marlow Stern | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No power on earth can move this freight into the war zone, where it is needed, until we supply the ships with fuel.
I have been into the war zone and seen during the last five days men who are now holding the lines of defense.
The few Englishmen he had on board were noticeably unfit for active duty in the war zone.West Wind Drift | George Barr McCutcheon
It was as unlike traversing the war zone by train as possible.Life in the War Zone | Gertrude Atherton
I want to see the war-zone, where our boys fit them Germans.Polly and Her Friends Abroad | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for warzone
an area where a war is taking place or there is some other violent conflict
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