war hawk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n war hawk an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
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Usage

In literature:

The Black Hawk War in the Northwest was, as usual with Indian wars, a struggle on the part of the red men to retain the lands of their fathers.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
When Jasper was returning from this last circuit of his self-appointed mission the Black Hawk war had begun again.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
He was strong and active, and loved hunting, hawking, the practice of knightly exercises, and, above all, war itself.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
Yes, sir, in the days of the Black Hawk War, I fought, bled and came away.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
Let all who are truly men take to the trail of war with Black Hawk!
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
It is always the hawk-headed Horus who wars against Set, and attends on the enthroned Osiris.
"The Religion of Ancient Egypt" by W. M. Flinders Petrie
The young man had not been to war, and Black-hawk could see no reason for the killing.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
This precipitated what is known as the Black Hawk War.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
During the Black Hawk War (1832) it was a base of supplies for the Illinois troops.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
Immediately after the Black Hawk War, white settlers began coming to the mines.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
I ought to have told you, however, that before his admission to the bar he served in the Black Hawk War as captain of a company of volunteers.
"Stories of Great Men" by Faye Huntington
He served awhile as a soldier in the Black Hawk War under Gen.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
Among them were Proud Hawk and Painted Bird, the two young warriors who had served as scouts for the war party.
"The War Trail" by Elmer Russell Gregor
Taylor entered the army, in 1808, serving in the War of 1812, in Black Hawk's war of 1832, and against the Seminole Indians (1836-1837).
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 1 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
Black Hawk Cave on the left, so lingers a legend, is where the chief secreted himself after his disastrous war of 1832.
"Baraboo, Dells, and Devil's Lake Region" by H. E. Cole
Hawk Eye and his men war that mad at the trick we'd played 'em that they followed in full strength, and fer a time it war nearly a case with us.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton
Have been a captain of volunteers in the Black-Hawk War.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon
Harney had served in the Black Hawk war and also in our war with Mexico.
"The Awakening of the Desert" by Julius C. Birge
He wore his war paint and his festival headdress of hawk's feathers.
"Boys and Girls of Colonial Days" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
What is life without hawks or hounds or tourneys or war!
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis
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In poetry:

The bridal time of Law and Love,
The gladness of the world's release,
When, war-sick, at the feet of Peace
The hawk shall nestle with the dove!--
"Lexington" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Swift, swifter than those hawks of war,
Those threatening wings that pulse the air,
Far as the vanward ranks are set,
You are gone before them, you are there!
"To Women" by Robert Laurence Binyon
Never a word he spoke; divesting himself of his garments,
Danced the war-dance of the playful yet truculent Modoc,
Uttered a single whoop, and then, in the accents of challenge,
Spake: "Oh, behold in me a Crested Jay Hawk of the mountain."
"Thompson Of Angels" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Hillary's Iraq: Ambiguous Hawk In A Fog Of War.
Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (C-behind) and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles (foreground) are seen at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on February 17, 2011.
Hawk left school for two years to serve in Korean War.
Abraham Lincoln liked to joke about his three-month service as an Illinois militiaman in the Black Hawk War in 1832.
LONDON — Stephen Hawking and other eminent scientists are calling on the British government to pardon computer pioneer Alan Turing, who helped win World War II but was later prosecuted for homosexuality.
Kudos, Esquire Magazine guest blogger John H Richardson, for further exposing professional Drug War hawk Paul Chabot.
Even though the War Hawks went 0-2, Williams has started to prove himself as one of the leaders of the McMurry squad.
Close on the heels of Black Hawk Down, the ante for the war film has been upped yet again.
Despite the list of Obama's foreign policy failures, there's no question that Romney's cabinet of neconservative war hawks would be even worse.
The pre-World War II film director Howard Hawks once said that a good movie consisted of three good scenes and no bad ones.
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In science:

The opponents may adopt strategies that depend on the partner’s last move, like those with the telling names “bully” or “retaliator”. A pattern emerges similar to the findings of the simpler hawk-dove game: aggressive strategies fare less well than “limited war” strategies if the cost of injury is high.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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