Six-Day War

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Six-Day War tension between Arabs and Israeli erupted into a brief war in June 1967; Israel emerged as a major power in the Middle East
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Usage

In literature:

In war all you conquer in the six days you lose on the seventh.
"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace
Such, after six months of war, are the nights of Paris; the days are less remarkable and less romantic.
"Fighting France" by Edith Wharton
On the fifth day at sea they fell in with a French fleet of six men of war.
"The Bravest of the Brave" by G. A. Henty
Day by day as the war proceeds, although it is now only six weeks old, the pretences under which it was begun are being discarded.
"The Crime Against Europe" by Roger Casement
Six days later he sailed from the harbour of Rio in an English man-of-war, leaving Brazil and his child for good.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
He went to war in the 'Six Day Crowd.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
War broke out six days ago.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
In a few days six full regiments had encamped upon the hitherto uninhabited island, and nothing was heard but the voice of war.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
In six days' time he was a very perfect newt, decked and caparisoned for love or war.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
During six days the three men stuck to their post, but at the end of that time Teddy called a council of war.
"The Story of the Rock" by R.M. Ballantyne
The Spanish troops were allowed to march out with all the honours of war, and provisions for a six days' march.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
Six months seem in these days rather a long pause after declaring war.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
About sunset of the same day, six more ships, two of them men-of-war, passed up the Sound and joined those above.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
On the morning of Thursday, the sixth day of July, the six days ominous silence of the War-Department is broken.
"The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt" by David Miller DeWitt
And then came misfortune; nine days later he fell in with a squadron of six English men-of-war cruising between Ireland and the Scilly Isles.
"Privateers and Privateering" by E. P. Statham
Thus, six days after our declaration of war, Napoleon crossed the Niemen, on his march to Moscow.
"The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2" by Joel Tyler Headley
All their men of war were to march round the town once each day for six days.
"Young Folks' Bible in Words of Easy Reading" by Josephine Pollard
Six days later we saw the war-fleet of Demetrius coming down upon us.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous
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In news:

Though occupied and annexed by Israel following the Six-Day War, most people in Golan Heights consider themselves Syrians.
The death of more than 100 Palestinians and the wounding of hundreds of others in the six-day-old Gaza war were not enough for the top leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshal.
When Will the Six-Day War End.
In the years following the Civil War, thousands of cowboys on cattle drives would slake their thirst in the saloons of Six-Shooter Junction, as Waco was known in those days.
's long ago secret war in the jungles of Laos, started Friday in Fresno, Calif It is to last six days and six nights.
In the 1967 six-day war Israel did capture territory outside its established border from all of its neighbors.
Paul Goodwin's recollection of his service during the Korean War is nothing short of precise: he served exactly three years, six months and 14 days in the Army.
" Law 's" narrative begins in 1967, when Israel's victory in the Six-Day War meant that, literally overnight, a million people became subject to Israeli authority.
During the Six-Day War, Israel occupied the West Bank, and afterward, a third of the 900,000 Palestinians living there left.
Back in the day (way back, as in less than 50 years after the Revolutionary War), one William Conner and his Native-American wife built a homestead above a flood plain about six miles north of Indianapolis.
Although Lebanon declined to participate in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War (also known as the Six-Day War), a number of conflicts emerged in its aftermath that would lead Lebanon into civil war.
After the September 11 attacks it took President Bush only six days to authorize the US military to prepare for war against the al-Qaeda network and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
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