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  • n. a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply


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  • W.H.P. On April 1st, the day before P.esident Wilson made his great address before Congress requesting that body to declare the existence of a state of war with Germany, committed to paper a few paragraphs which summed up his final judgment of P.esident Wilson's foreign policy for the preceding two and a half years.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • Thus we find the Comte de Fleurieu, who drew up the itinerary, writing to the Minister urging him to include in the instructions a paragraph prohibiting the ships from taking on board, under any pretext, merchandise which could give to a scientific expedition the appearance of a commercial venture, “because if an English cruiser or man-of-war should visit them, and find on board other goods than articles of exchange for dealing with aboriginal peoples, this might serve as a pretext for arresting them, and Baudin's passport might be disregarded on the ground that it had been abused by being employed as a means of conducting without risk a traffic which the state of war would make very lucrative.”

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • "We are not actually in a state of war with the Gershmi," said a captain general.

    Behold the Stars

  • 'I got quickly down to my boat and pulled across the mole to the Porta della Lanterna, and found no interruption from the sea to the works above, till I came to the gate; here of course I had to wait till all the forms were gone through which state of war required.

    Charles Philip Yorke, Fourth Earl of Hardwicke, Vice-Admiral R.N.

  • He left no doubt in the strikers 'minds that he sympathized with their sufferings and grievances and with their attempts to better their condition, so far as this could be achieved without violence, and without leaving a permanent state of war between Labor and Capital.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • W.H.P. A memorandum, written on April 3rd, the day after P.esident Wilson advised Congress to declare a state of war with Germany:

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • Omphis was eager to be accommodating as he was in a permanent state of war with the neighboring kingdoms, including a powerful state to his south beyond the Hydaspes River ruled by Porus, king of an Indian people known as the Paurava.

    Alexander the Great

  • Flinders concluded that a state of war existed, and hastened to inform the authorities by sending Aken ashore in a boat, that he had a passport, and was free from belligerent intentions.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • The British ministers find in a state of war rather than of peace, by riding the various contractors, and receiving douceurs on the vast expenditures of the war supplies, that they recruit their broken fortunes, or make new ones, and therefore will not make peace as long as by any delusions they can keep the temper of the nation up to the war point.



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