International

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International

  1. International Airport, as the shortened form of an airport name.
  2. A shortened form of the name of an international group.
    • 1989, H. T. Willetts (translator), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (author), August 1914, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ISBN 0-374-51999-4, page 174:
      Nothing could be more dangerous and damaging to the proletariat than this epidemic: “conciliation,” “reunification”—cretinous nonsense, it could ruin the Party! The leaders of the ditherers’ International had seized the initiative. Let them “make peace,” let them unify the two factions. They had summoned “the majority” to their sordid little unification conference in Brussels. How to wrangle out of it? How to dodge it? Engrossed in this problem he had scarcely heard the pistol shot at Sarajevo. The International was due to hold its Congress in Vienna that same August, and never before had he been so absorbed in the life-and-death struggle with the Mensheviks.