Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of carrying on war.
- v. present participle of warfare.
“From his early years he was big and strong, and full of daring in all manly deeds and trials, and he became the greatest of warriors, and of good hap in all the battles of his warfaring.”
“He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true warfaring Christian.”
“… And so, the middle class of US, the strongest middle class in the world cant afford loosing this status achieved by: occupations, landings, warfaring, financial supporting of cruel governments.”
“He was a tyrant who cozied to rich Christians to back his warfaring ways.”
“Some news that Mataafa is gone to Savaii by way of Manono; this may mean a great deal more warfaring, and no great issue.”
“Let them doze among their playthings yet a little! for who knows what a rough, warfaring existence lies before them in the future?”
“So, when a granite battery is raised, excellent to the eyes of warfaring men, is its strength and symmetry admired.”
“He had beaten the Russians and the Austrians 15 times before in the course of his -- of his long warfaring career, and I think he'd have probably done it again.”
“He was accustomed, in this refuge of his maturity as surely as in the warfaring of his youth, to awake fresh and alert, as he fell asleep, making the most of the twin worlds of night and day.”
“His personal courage gave him a great advantage in his warfaring life.”
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