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pre-war Line breaks: pre-war

Definition of pre-war in English:


Existing, occurring, or built before a war: the pre-war years
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  • In a sense, a pre-war situation is much more difficult for the media to cover.
  • Dunbar, born in Mississippi in 1904, was one of the last direct links to the unpolished, pre-war blues.
  • But my mother used to say, Oh, Julie, if you could only have known it in pre-war times.

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