Origin of world war
Examples from the Web for world war
From the bottom of the moat one world-war is like another, and none of them very different from peace.
The incident took place very shortly before this world-war had actually begun.British Secret Service During the Great War|Nicholas Everitt
We have signed, and the last shot of the world-war has been fired.Diary of a U-Boat Commander|Anonymous
The neutrals in this world-war are, therefore, to be pitied rather than esteemed happy.
The awakening of Asia is part of a world-movement, which has been quickened into marvellous rapidity by the world-war.The Case For India|Annie Besant
Word Origin and History for world war
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.