at war

idiom

: engaged in a war : fighting
Local politicians were at war with one another over the vacant seat.

Examples of at war in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fighting ended with a cease-fire in 1953, although the two nations are technically still at war. Sergey Radchenko, NPR, 19 June 2024 The two countries are technically still at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty. Stella Kim, NBC News, 18 June 2024 The film, which is set in the ‘60s and addresses issues around the Vietnam War, was made during a time when Americans were once again at war, this time in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spoke to the need to fight for peace. Harrison Richlin, IndieWire, 17 June 2024 How to Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Why Israel and Hamas are at war again. Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for at war 

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“At war.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20war. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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