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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WAGED

And the battles which wreck ministers are waged round his name.

He waged war against astrology, alchemy, witchcraft, and like impostures.

The battle of Kara-Urgan, furthermore, was waged in a continual snowstorm.

He knew what wars had been waged, what epidemics were raging, what Governments had risen and fallen.

Be assured of one thing,—the Battle of Life is waged by all.

Greater wars have begun from less causes and been waged more fiercely.

Napoleon is the only man who has waged a world war in the world as we know it to-day.

Defensive war should always be waged in the enemy's territory.

The contest had been waged between them with unseemly rancour.

Then in that seething funnel there was waged desperate conflict.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to pledge, deposit as a pledge," from Old North French wagier (Old French gagier), from wage (see wage (n.)). Meaning "to carry on" (of war, etc.) is attested from mid-15c., probably from earlier sense of "to offer as a gage of battle" (early 15c.). Related: Waged; waging.

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