World War I

noun

: the war that was fought mainly in Europe from 1914 to 1918

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Recent Examples on the Web Amidst the constraints of World War I in England, Parr fiercely contested for her spot on the field, persevering even through the ban on women's soccer in 1921. Assile Toufaily, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Prior to World War I, many Americans didn’t maintain consistent spellings of their first and last names. Michael Waters, The Atlantic, 28 Mar. 2024 In the aftermath of World War I, Frankfurt, Germany, responded to a growing housing crisis with a sweeping civic effort centered on affordable and modern public residences. Evan Moffitt, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Surrealism’s origins are in the collective trauma of World War I and the global flu epidemic of 1918. Cath Pound, CNN, 27 Mar. 2024 Unlike the destruction caused during World War I, which was largely confined to battlefields, countries and cities were decimated across Europe. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2024 The practice of food gardening for local public sharing was made popular during World War I by the government to boost community supported food supplies. Tamara Yakaboski, The Denver Post, 20 Mar. 2024 So is Pilates considered a strength workout? Originally developed as a rehab tool for World War I soldiers, Pilates places a strict emphasis on mobility, stability, proper form, body alignment, and mind-muscle connection. Christa Sgobba, SELF, 14 Mar. 2024 Daylight Saving Time has its roots in train schedules, but it was put into practice in Europe and the United States to save fuel and power during World War I, according to the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 8 Mar. 2024

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“World War I.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/World%20War%20I. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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