home front


: the sphere of civilian activity in war

Examples of home front in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web American politicians, scholars, and pundits have for decades paid lip service to the idea that a dynamic and resilient home front is the foundation for success abroad. Michael J. Mazarr, Foreign Affairs, 21 June 2022 Mobilizing a war-weary U.S. home front, however, was no easy task, and the government employed numerous tactics, if not gimmicks, to assuage Americans’ concerns, instill national pride, and secure the requisite support. Kaete O’Connell / Made By History, TIME, 22 May 2024 Hoover lived up to the hype: Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur (1942) notwithstanding, no major act of home front sabotage occurred on his watch. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 July 2023 This historical novel by the pseudonymous Claire North is about the Ithaca home front where everyone waits the intolerably long 10 or 17 years, take your pick, for Odysseus to return from Troy to his wife Penelope, and his primary day job as monarch of the western island. Teresa M. Hanafin, BostonGlobe.com, 4 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for home front 

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of home front was in 1917

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“Home front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20front. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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