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- adjective Existing or occurring before a war.
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Priorto hostilities; in the timebefore the war; often, before the most recent significant war.
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- adjective existing or belonging to a time before a war
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President Bush said the public's decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgments in prewar planning or managing the violent aftermath.
Well, to be fair, Joe Kennedy was up to his neck in prewar Nazi dealings …
Surviving evidence suggests that the same pressure shaped memory practices in prewar Magude among women across an even broader age range.
As a matter of fact, I am sure you will agree that capitalism as practised in prewar England was close to a conspiracy between the government, the capitalists, and the labour unions against the customer.
Their basal metabolic rate according to studies made by their own scientists were about 12% lower than in prewar years.
They needed more sleep, they required more rest, they simply could not produce the amount of work which they had formerly been able to produce in prewar years.
It had 237,000 housing units and this figure is easy to remember. 237,000 housing units in prewar Cologne.
In close cooperation with the National Intelligence Council, Pascual’s office keeps “high risk” countries on a “watch list” and assembles rapid-response teams ready to engage in prewar planning and to “mobilize and deploy quickly” after a conflict has gone down.
A presidential commission is calling prewar assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, quote, "dead wrong."
When people think of country blues, aka prewar blues - roughly the late 19th century to shortly before World War II - music, their thoughts drift to the hot, languid days of the