the Allies

plural noun

: the nations that fought together against Germany in World War I or World War II
fought with the Allies in World War II

Examples of the Allies in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Read More: What Aid Groups Say Gaza Needs Tensions among the Allies, especially between the Soviet Union and the U.S., were evident from the start. Kaete O’Connell / Made By History, TIME, 22 May 2024 Caught off guard by the Allies’ most formidable weapon, the deutsche mark pegged to the dollar, the Soviets had blockaded Berlin and set themselves up for a multidimensional demonstration of Western supremacy, the Berlin airlift. Thomas Meaney, Harper's Magazine, 26 Apr. 2024 Many of us see Israel’s war against Hamas as the same battle (albeit on a smaller scale, at least at this point) that took place between the Allies and the Nazis, even down to their tyrannical totalitarianism and their virulent antisemitism. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 None of their ships or boats could get close enough to the shore without being detected, so the Allies needed miniature submarines—and divers. Rachel Lance, WIRED, 16 Apr. 2024 One man named Horace Cameron Wright started plotting out the holes in the Allies’ understanding of lung injuries from underwater explosions. Rachel Lance, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Apr. 2024 This was in 1948, during the Berlin Blockade, when the Allies were flying supplies into West Berlin after the Soviets had cut off railway, road and canal access. Dylan Loeb McClain, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 As the Allies did during the Tokyo trial, U.S. leaders and their allies and partners today often describe their foreign policies as aimed at upholding a set of objective laws that can promote peace worldwide rather than as rooted in self-interest. Foreign Affairs, 20 Oct. 2023 Mohammed welcomed the Allies with open arms and sent Moroccan troops to continue the fight. Theo Zenou, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Mar. 2024

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“The Allies.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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