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[fosh; French fawsh] /fɒʃ; French fɔʃ/
[fer-dee-nahn] /fɛr diˈnɑ̃/ (Show IPA),
1851–1929, French marshal. Unabridged
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  • General (p. 121) Foch, a well-known writer on strategy, had devised his army for defense.

  • I was anxious to know what support Foch could give me in the north.

    1914 John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Foch had Italy off his mind, and the Italians were more than taking care of themselves.

    Our Army at the Front Heywood Broun
  • Then at dawn on the third day, Foch struck like a thunderbolt!

  • Foch was in one of his most sanguine moods, and I must confess to having strongly felt the infection of his hopeful disposition.

    1914 John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • What if Ludendorff had known just what Foch was going to do, Sergeant?

  • But the rat evidently won, for when asked later what she liked best about the parade, she put that rat ahead of Pershing and Foch.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Foch could live up to his own motto now, “Attack, attack, attack.”

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • Foch is the "greatest strategist in Europe and the humblest," in the words of Joffre.

  • The results of these attacks were at once apparent, as Foch had predicted, in the north.

British Dictionary definitions for Foch


/French fɔʃ/
Ferdinand (fɛrdinɑ̃). 1851–1929, marshal of France; commander in chief of Allied armies on the Western front in World War I (1918)
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