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But with the outbreak of hostilities in mid-2011, all festivities were thrust into the deep freeze.

But concern about the lake is fuelling hostilities that could prove problematic for the government and investors.

Then he tried to claim there were no “hostilities” in Libya, to nullify the War Powers Resolution.

They wrote a campaign platform that called, “after four years of failure to restore the Union,” for “a cessation of hostilities.”

And aside from prisoner exchanges, there is of course the matter of ending hostilities in the first place.

He graduated at Yale college, and at the commencement of hostilities was appointed to the chief command of the Connecticut troops.

The rebel general opportunely arrived in Singapore at or about the time of the outbreak of American-Spanish hostilities.

His good sense showed him how large an element of injustice entered into these hostilities.

Capitulation of the city of Canton, which had forfeited previous stipulations with the British and resumed hostilities.

But this did not prevent the continuance of hostilities in Brazil, and the other foreign possessions of Portugal.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hostilities, such as: battle, bloodshed, combat, conflict, fighting, and hostility.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.