home front

noun

Definition of home front 

: the sphere of civilian activity in war

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And Captain Hardegen’s exploits evidently inspired the German home front. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Reinhard Hardegen, Who Led U-Boats to America’s Shore, Dies at 105," 17 June 2018 In the short term, the optics of this meeting should give both leaders a political boost on their own domestic home fronts. Jamie Tarabay, CNN, "How Trump and Kim made it to 'hello'," 9 June 2018 The soccer frenzy has allowed Putin to get things done on the home front. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Whatever happens, Vladimir Putin is winning the World Cup," 1 July 2018 The exhibition examines what life was like for Jewish Americans on the home front and for those who served among American forces. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events June 28-July 4: Booms & Blooms, ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Dinosaurs Revealed,’ Royals," 26 June 2018 On the home front, Mr. Putin, who just began his fourth term as president, has tried to forge a national sense of unity and purpose atop nostalgia for Soviet achievements. New York Times, "A Chance for Putin to Woo the World, Thanks to Soccer and Trump," 13 June 2018 Lawmakers in Washington aren't thrilled with the prospects of a prolonged trade war, but Trump is still getting some rhetorical air cover on the home front. NBC News, "Welcome to the G6+1: Trump reps an isolated America at the G-7 summit," 8 June 2018 That said, Didi is facing threats on the home front from Chinese delivery company Meituan, which recently launched a ride-share service. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Here’s how Uber compares against Didi around the world," 5 June 2018 But domestic drama holds more appeal for McLain, and the real battleground in Love and Ruin is the home front. Jocelyn Mcclurg, USA TODAY, "Paula McLain's fictional portrait of Gellhorn/Hemingway marriage equals 'Love and Ruin'," 1 May 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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