Origin of world war
Examples from the Web for world war
Historical Examples of world war
But now all was peace in London, and the world-war half forgotten.Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo
William Le Queux
Have you ever stopped to think what this world-war will mean to womankind?Ways of War and Peace
We have signed, and the last shot of the world-war has been fired.Diary of a U-Boat Commander
And as the Powers will be afraid of a second world-war, who will come to our aid?The Fight For The Republic in China
Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
We are experiencing in the world-war a fearful balancing-up with the rational intentionality of organised culture.
attested by 1898 as a speculation.
If through fear of entangling alliances the United States should return the Philippines to Spain, Mr. Page asserted that the predatory nations would swoop down upon them and a world war would result. ["New York Times," Dec. 16, 1898]
Applied to the first one almost as soon as it began in 1914 ("England has Thrown Lot with France in World War" -- headline, "Pittsburgh Press," Aug. 2, 1914). World War I coined 1939, replacing Great War as the most common name for it; First World War, World War II, and Second World War all also are from 1939.