war effort


: all that is being done to win a war
He wanted to contribute in some way to the war effort.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ukraine's ministry of digital transformation has coordinated with actor Mark Hamill and other celebrities to raise more than $108 million to buy drones for Ukraine's war effort. Peter Weber, The Week, 26 Apr. 2023 Japan’s continued economic relationship with a Russian ally is helping Russia’s war effort. John R. Bolton, National Review, 21 Apr. 2023 The call was also an important gesture for McCarthy, coming at a time when several GOP House members, including some of his close political allies, are calling for the United States to stop funding the Ukrainian war effort. Karoun Demirjian, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Apr. 2023 The documents show that the United States has gained access to the internal plans of Russia’s notorious Wagner Group, a private military contractor that has supplied forces to Russia’s war effort, and that Wagner has sought to purchase arms from Turkey, a NATO ally. Shane Harris, Dan Lamothe, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Apr. 2023 And without artillery, the backbone of the war effort, Russian forces will have an opportunity to make significant gains on the battlefield. Thomas Gibbons-neff, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2023 Britain, France, and Russia, who had been at war since the summer of 1914, welcomed the news that American forces and supplies would be used in the Allied war effort. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2023 During World War II, it was owned by the government to make things for the war effort. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 27 Mar. 2023 And in a country accustomed to pluralistic politics, opposition parties have seen in Zelensky’s leadership an over-personification of Ukraine’s struggle, centered on him at the expense of the thousands of other top officials and the millions of Ukrainians engaged in the war effort. Andrew E. Kramer, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Feb. 2023 See More

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“War effort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20effort. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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