Battle of Wake

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Battle of Wake in December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines
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Usage

In literature:

In the morning he showed so plainly the effects of his wakeful night, and of his first moral battle, that the bishop was much concerned.
"The Bishop's Shadow" by I. T. Thurston
Wake Holman went to Cuba in the Lopez Rebellion of 1851, and fought under Pickett at the Battle of Cardenas.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
That day he waked with a headache, but on learning of the expected battle he declared himself well.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
Sleep the sleep that knows no waking, Dream of battle-fields no more.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
In waking hours the great battle of life is always raging, and in sleep, restless dreaming pursues its victim.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

"Oh, the wine
Of the vine
May lead to the gates,
But the rattle
Of battle
Wakes the angel who waits!
"Abu Midjan" by George MacDonald
I wake up from my dream. I hear no more
The battle shout prevail,
Nor underneath my feet the rush and roar
Of wheels upon the rail.
"Bannockburn" by Alexander Anderson
Soon the brazen trump of war,
With startling clangour from afar,
May wake our shores—make Europe broad
One battle-field—forbid it, God!
"The Voice of Blood" by Janet Hamilton
I see him in the battle that shall shake,
Ere long, old Sumter's haughty crown,
And from their dreams of peaceful traffic wake
The wharves of yonder town;
"Ripley" by Henry Timrod
Ah, do not wake him, lest you should hear him
Scolding the others, breaking their rattles,
Smashing their drums, when their play comes near him--
Love who, for me, is a god of battles!
"From The Italian" by Edith Nesbit
"Oh! spare dual idols of the past,
Whose lips are dumb, whose eyes are dim;
Truth's diadem is not for him
Who comes, the fierce Iconoclast:
Who wakes the battle's stormy blast,
Hears not the angel's choral hymn" THE IMAGE-BREAKER
"Science, the Iconoclast" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

The morning that Michael Risch inserted himself into the battle between a Fortune 100 company and the man known as the "father of the iPod" began like any other, with a wake-up call from his six-year-old son.
In the wake of a great battle, the Gileadites set up a blockade to catch escaping enemies and asked anyone passing by to pronounce the word "shibboleth".
The Tar Heels host Wake in a battle of ACC teams Friday at 2 pm ET at Fetzer Field.
Falling temperatures on Sunday put more people at risk in a region already battling gasoline shortages, stubborn power outages and spasms of lawlessness in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
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