war to end all wars

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the war to end all wars

  1. Epithet for World War I.
    • 1920, "World Leadership Lost, says Baker," New York Times, 9 Feb., p. 3:
      The fact is there are still a lot of wars going on in the world, and there is no general acceptance as yet that the ‘war to end all wars’ is really over.


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