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All Quiet on the Western Front

noun, German Im Westen nichts Neues
1.
a novel (1929) by Erich Maria Remarque.
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All Quiet on the Western Front definition


(1929) A German novel by Erich Maria Remarque about the horrors and futility of World War I.

Note: A film adaptation of the novel appeared in 1930. Widely considered the first major antiwar motion picture of the modern era, it won the Academy Award for best picture. A television adaptation of the film aired in 1979.
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all quiet on the Western front

adjective phrase

Calm; peaceful; uneventful

[WWI; fr the title of a WWI novel by Erich Maria Remarque reflecting the stagnation and stability of trench warfare]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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